Strong Poison: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane

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The classic mystery that first featured Harriet Vane, companion sleuth to the dashing, perennially popular private investigator Lord Peter Wimsey, from the writer widely considered the greatest mystery novelist of the Golden Age—Dorothy L. Sayers.

Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons, and when her fiancé died in the manner prescribed in one of her books, a jury of her peers had a hangman's noose in mind. But Lord Peter Wimsey ...

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Overview

The classic mystery that first featured Harriet Vane, companion sleuth to the dashing, perennially popular private investigator Lord Peter Wimsey, from the writer widely considered the greatest mystery novelist of the Golden Age—Dorothy L. Sayers.

Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons, and when her fiancé died in the manner prescribed in one of her books, a jury of her peers had a hangman's noose in mind. But Lord Peter Wimsey was determined to prove her innocent—as determined as he was to make her his wife.

With an introduction by Elizabeth George

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Editorial Reviews

Time Magazines Literary Supplement (London)
"The end of this story is as ingenious as any solution could be."
New York Times
“A model detective story. . . . fascinating.”
Saturday Review of Literature
“Here is unquestionably a shining star in the mystery story firmament and the best of all the Lord peter Wimsey stories—until the next comes along.”
Times Literary Supplement (London)
“The end of this story is as ingenious as any solution could be.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062196200
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 157,468
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University, and later she became a copywriter at an ad agency. In 1923 she published her first novel featuring the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, who became one of the world's most popular fictional heroes. She died in 1957.

Biography

Dorothy L. Sayers, the greatest of the golden age detective novelists, was born in Oxford in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University and worked as a copywriter in an advertising agency from 1921 to 1932. Her aristocratic detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, became one of the most popular fictional heroes of the twentieth century. Dorothy L. Sayers also became famous for her religious plays, notably The Man Born to be King, which was broadcast controversially during the war years, but she considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She died in 1957.

Author biography courtesy of St. Martin's Press.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Dorothy Leigh Sayers (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 13, 1893
    2. Place of Birth:
      Oxford, England
    1. Date of Death:
      December 17, 1957

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    Great Read

    I was so glad to finally read the title that started it all for the Wimsey Series. If you have not read the other series titles, you definitely might want to read this one first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    HIghly Recommend

    Peter Wimsley is a captivating character from a great time period in England. It is hard to believe the author is a woman! The plot development and additional supporting individuals and their unfolding make for a great read!

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