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Strong Poison: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane

Strong Poison: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane

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Publication Date: October 16th, 2012
Harper Paperbacks
Charter Books
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(Mystery & Suspense)
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Staff Reviews

A contemporary of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers is my favorite mystery writer both for her sleuth, the impeccable Lord Peter Wimsey, and for her keen observations and portrayals of the world she inhabited and wrote about. Come for the clever puzzles, stay for the rich cast of characters. Strong Poison can be a good place to start, but Whose Body is technically the first.

— Amy


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

Featuring an introduction by Elizabeth George, herself a crime fiction master, Strong Poison 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.

About 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.

Praise for Strong Poison: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane

“A model detective story. . . . fascinating.” — New York Times

“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.” — Saturday Review of Literature

“The end of this story is as ingenious as any solution could be.” — Times Literary Supplement (London)