Dorothy Leigh Sayers' mystery novel 'Strong Poison' was first published in 1930; before her novel 'The unpleasantness At the Bellona Club' and after 'Five Red Herrings'. 'Strong Poison' is one of novels of 'Lord Peter Wimsey' series. Harriet Vane, a police fiction writer, is on trial for murder of her former lover, Philip Boyes, who was a novelist and essayist. Philip Boyes wrote in support of atheism, anarchy, and free love. He disapproved marriage and persuaded Harriet Vane to live a bohemian life with him without marriage. He proposed after a year, but Harriet got outraged, accused him for destroying her reputation and broke off the relationship. Later, after taking his dinner with his cousin, Philip Boyes went to her flat for reconciliation. Harriet offered him a cup of coffee before he left her flat. In that night he fell ill and died after four days. His post-mortem examination showed that he was killed by poisoning with Arsenic. Harriet Vane is accused for his murder and all clues point at her as guilty of his murder. Lord Peter Wimsey, who helps to prove her innocence, wants to marry Harriet Vane..........
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Ian Carmichael is a veteran British actor. His lengthy career includes several portrayals of Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Television, as well as appearances in other TV series, stage productions, and feature films.From the Back Cover:
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.
With an introduction by Elizabeth George
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Descrizione libro Perennial Mystery Library, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110060808268