Strong Poison: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane

Strong Poison: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane

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by Dorothy L. Sayers
     
 

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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

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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 fiancé and must now join forces with Lord Peter to escape a murder conviction and the hangman’s noose.

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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062196200
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Series:
Lord Peter Wimsey Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
139,212
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 13, 1893
Date of Death:
December 17, 1957
Place of Birth:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Oxford University, 1915; M.A., B.C.L., 1920

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Strong Poison: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
prussblue10 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!