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Strong poison: Lord Peter Wimsey Series, Book 6

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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 fianc#65533; and must now join forces with Lord Peter to escape a murder conviction and the hangman's noose.

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Harriet Vane may face the hangman for the murder of her fiancé—and only Lord Peter Wimsey can save her—in this "model detective story" (The New York Times).
Lord Peter Wimsey comes to the trial of Harriet Vane for a glimpse at one of the most engaging murder cases London has seen in years. Unfortunately for the detective, the crime's details are distractingly salacious, and there is little doubt that the woman will be found guilty. A slightly popular mystery novelist, she stands accused of poisoning her fiancé, a literary author and well-known advocate of free love. Over the course of a few weeks, she bought strychnine, prussic acid, and arsenic, and when her lover died the police found enough poison in his veins to kill a horse. But as Lord Peter watches Harriet in the dock, he begins to doubt her guilt—and to fall in love.

As Harriet awaits the hangman, Lord Peter races to prove her innocence, hoping that for the first time in his life, love will triumph over death.

Strong Poison is the sixth book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

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series Lord Peter Wimsey, Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane Mystery
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subject_facet Detective and mystery stories, English, London (England) -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Private investigators -- England -- London -- Fiction, Vane, Harriet (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Wimsey, Lord Peter (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Wimsey, Peter, -- Lord (Fictitious character), -- 1890- -- Fiction
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topic_facet Detective and mystery stories, English, Drama, Fiction, Mystery, Private investigators, Vane, Harriet (Fictitious character), Wimsey, Lord Peter (Fictitious character), Wimsey, Peter