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A Classic: “Strong Poison” By Dorothy L. Sayers

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strong-poison-Dorothy-SayersTime for a great classic: Strong Poison: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery by Dorothy L. Sayers. This great author 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.

A Brief Summary:

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

Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons, and when her fiancé died in the manner prescribed in one of her books, a jury of her peers had a hangman’s noose in mind. But Lord Peter Wimsey was determined to prove her innocent—as determined as he was to make her his wife.

Our Take:

This is a classic fun mystery for the lovers of the Golden age of mystery in Britain in 1920s and 1930s. The characters are fun and a bit witty. The tone of the story is softer than Agatha Christie books and and the reader is kept interested to the end where Lord Wimsey reveals the identity of the real killer…a good read!

Our Rating:4.0

Like Books By Dorothy L. Sayers?

You can check out the following titles; you will be disappointed. Click on the images to go to Amazon page for each book.

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