Strong Poison

Strong Poison

Paperback - 2003
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Dashing detective Lord Peter Wimsey is caught up in the murder trial of mystery writer Harriet Vane. Her fiancé has died of poisoning exactly as described in one of Harriet's novels -- so naturally she is the prime suspect. As Peter looks on, he not only falls in love with the accused but eagerly helps with Harriet's defense when the first trial ends in a hung jury. Will she be convicted and executed for the crime, or can he save her life and win her hand in marriage?
Publisher: London :, New English Library,, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780450013928
Branch Call Number: MYS SAY
Characteristics: vii, 291 pages ; 18 cm


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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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