Strong Poison

Strong Poison

Paperback - 1995
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"A model detective story...Fascinating."
--New York Times

The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fiction's most enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayers's work, praising her "great fertility of invention, ingenuity, and wonderful eye for detail." The Dorothy L. Sayers classic, Strong Poison, is now back in print with an introduction by Elizabeth George, herself a crime fiction master. In Strong Poison, Sayers introduces Harriet Vane, a mystery writer who is accused of poisoning her fianc#65533; and must now join forces with Lord Peter to escape a murder conviction and the hangman's noose.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperPaperbacks, [1995]
ISBN: 9780061043505
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 261 p. ; 18 cm.


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May 07, 2018

Great mystery and Wimsey falls in love!
I like Mrs. Climpson and her crew of women detectives. My favorite quote by her: " It's all in the game."
Fun story with interesting characters.

Dec 13, 2017

I was kept guessing until the end of the book. I enjoyed it.

Mar 15, 2017

A pleasant three day read...a little complicated but a whimsical yarn. Recommended!

May 09, 2014

Sayers's last 4 books, beginning with this one, are her best, I think. I've re-read all of them several times, which I have not done with the previous books. Never mawkish or saccharine, these 4 books, in addition to being excellent mysteries, are love stories; the great Peter Wimsey has at last fallen deeply and permanently in love. Harriet Vane is someone I wish I could know. She's a wonderful heroine, strong, fallible, and believable.
Truly I wish I could know the whole bunch of them: Lord Peter, Bunter, Harriet, and Peter's strange and appealing family.

mrsgail5756 Jun 21, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

EuSei Oct 22, 2012

Book # 5

Aug 02, 2012

The first meeting of Harriet Vane and Peter Wimsey takes place in a courtroom where Harriet is on trial for killing her lover. Peter is head over heels as he watches her day after day but when he confesses his love, Harriet dismisses him. So he must defend the lady he loves and he starts an investigation to save her from the hangman's noose and clear her of all suspicion. If you know Peter, this is an ordinary task that he will undertake with great aplomb.

Apr 04, 2010

Dorothy Sayers' books are always great! A lot of description, but most of it is necessary to the story.


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