Strong Poison

Strong Poison

Book - 1987 1930
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Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knows all about poisons, and when her fiance dies in a manner described in one of her books, a jury of her peers think a hangman's noose is the answer. But Lord Peter Wimsey is determined to find Harriet innocent--and make her his wife. Originally published in 1930. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1987] c1930.
ISBN: 9780060808266
0060808268
9780060550257
0060550252
9780061043505
0061043508
Call Number: SAYERS
Characteristics: 252 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
Private investigators -- England -- Fiction.
Wimsey, Peter, Lord (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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kimh454
Dec 13, 2017

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

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JohnTidridge
Mar 15, 2017

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

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miaone
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

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KarenW
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.

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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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