Book Reviews of Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey, Bk 6)

Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey, Bk 6)
Strong Poison - Lord Peter Wimsey, Bk 6
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN-13: 9780061043505
ISBN-10: 0061043508
Publication Date: 4/1/1995
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 71 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
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The first book that introduces Harriet Vane.
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This was a book club selection, and one I truly wouldn't've read by my own choice. It wasn't poorly written, but it was very drily written, and reflected both a different cultural mindset insofar as it was dated (taking place in the 30s) and British. That, coupled with characters that I think must've been established earlier in a series, made it a cumbersome read.
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Harriet Vane is a modern woman -- Oxford educated when that was not an option for most women, making her own living by her writing, and living in an unmarried state. When her lover is poisoned, Vane is put on trial for his murder. Lord Peter is smitten and vows to prove her innocence.
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This is probably the best Dorothy L. Sayers books I have read. I enjoyed it very much. They don't write them like this anymore.
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A mystery novel that I was required to read in a college lit class.
I did not particularly enjoy it, but there is no accounting for taste. It is a great example of the form, though.
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Another enjoyable Whimsey novel, and the introduction of Harriet Vane. A nice touch was Sayers' decision to begin in the middle of things, at the end of Vane's first murder trial and with Whimsey already determined to marry her. Beyond that, the matter of whodunnit was rather simple, but I was led off the trail of how by a red herring. Not quite of the caliber of The Nine Tailors, but certainly excellent.
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First published 1930, this edition 1987. From the back cover:
"Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons, and when her fiancee died in a manner prescribed in one of er books, a jury of her peers had a hangman's noose in mind. But Lord Peter Wimsey was determined to find her innocent-- as determined as he was to make her his wife.
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Supersleuth is at it again. This time defending a damsel who has been convicted of poisoning her inamorata. Of course, she didnt do it. While this has some entertainment value (Graham Greene would call it an entertainment) I did not find that the details had veracity.
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I don't think I'll ever get tired of reading and re-reading anything that Dorothy Sayers has written. (with the exception of her scholarly works - like her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy!) Lord Peter Wimsey is at the very top of my list of fictional characters I would most like to be able to have for a close friend! But I'm afraid it could only be a friendship because after all he is a married man! And this is the book where he first meets his future wife - the savvy Harriet Vane, writer of mystery novels who has been wrongly accused of poisoning her former lover. Lord Peter, ever on the scene when there is a mystery to be solved, immediately suspects she is innocent and steps in to prove it, especially since he has decided that she is the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. Harriet on the other hand, isn't so sure and as it turns out it takes two more books (Have his Carcase and Gaudy Night)before she makes up her mind. Like every other mystery I've ever read, the mystery part eludes me. I can never figure them out - even when all the clues fall into place at the end I'm usually still puzzled. But I love the characters and the time period and the wonderful way Dorothy Sayers has of drawing me right into the thick of things. I'll probably read this (and all the other wonderful Lord Peter mysteries) again and again - and each time I'll be just as confused as always but just as much in love with Lord Peter!
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i love mysteries and this one is my all-time favorite
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Read this for a book club. It was amazing how the author helped you discover who dun it....
Good Book!
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I am totally in love with all of Dorothy Sayer's mysteries, and the main character(detective) Lord Peter Wimsey. This is the book in which he meets the love of his life, Harriet Vane. She is in jail, unjustly accused of murder, and he clears her of the charges, saving her life.
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i love mysteries and this one is my all time favorite
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Who-done-it cozy by a noted master of the art.
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Mystery Novelist Harriet Vane is facing a murder charge and Lord Peter Whimsy is determined to help clear her.
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Dorothy Sayers is one of my favorite mystery writers, and books like this are why.
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I am totally in love with all of Dorothy Sayer's mysteries, and the main character(detective) Lord Peter Wimsey. This is the book in which he meets the love of his life, Harriet Vane. She is in jail, unjustly accused of murder, and he clears her of the charges, saving her life.