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Strong Poison
Strong Poison | Dorothy L. Sayers
She is lovely, smart, and talentedand only Lord Peter can save her from the gallows 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 crimes 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 fianc, 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 guiltand to fall in love. As Harriet awaits the hangman, Lord Peter races to prove her innocence, hoping that for the 1st time in his life, love will triumph over death. Strong Poison is the 6th 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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AMVP
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Another engaging adventure of Wimsey. Vane's perspective is unfortunately not made central as it would be in later works, but the cast on hand are quite winning all the same.

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AMVP
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Started this book to carry me into hour 3 of #24in48 . Not sure if I'll be able to hit a pace where I could meet the goal, especially since I've got to work tomorrow, but I'll stick with it as long as I can.

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shanaqui
Strong Poison | Dorothy L. Sayers

"If anyone ever marries you, it will be for the pleasure of hearing you talk piffle." Or that's pretty close to the right quote.

Just wanted to share that me and my wife piffle at each other endlessly, and call it that due to this book, because Harriet is quite right about the pleasures of piffle.

One piece of our piffle is that daffodils are only yellow because rabbits secretly paint them.

I wish you all good piffle with the ones you love.

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt5 I‘m slowly collecting the whole Lord Peter Whimsy collection by Dorothy.L.Sayers in these gorgeous paperback editions. Each volume is a different colour with an Art Deco border & an drawing that pertains to the story. I love them! The colour are very pastel or ice cream-like colours, The spines in a row will look amazing on my shelf. Plus, the stories are very much like Dame Agatha except Sayers Detective is a more real character.

bookandbedandtea I love Peter Wimsey, I adore Harriet Vane, and now I'm totally infatuated with these covers! I have the whole series but in a bunch of different editions that don't have anything in common but that they're old. I may have to get these. 9mo
Lizpixie @bookandbedandtea they are gorgeous. I‘m trying to add them one or two at a time before they‘re sold out or discontinued. They only come in paperback though, it‘s the type that feels rough.👍 9mo
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thea-block
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An interesting introduction to Harriet Vane in this installment of the Lord Peter Wimsey series. You really only see her from the moment of Peter‘s infatuation and don‘t get to know much about the woman herself. Having ready Gaudy Night and Busman‘s Holiday, I have heard her inner voice, but I‘m looking forward to future books to see her relationship with Peter developed.

Miss Climpson‘s role bumped this from 3.5 to 4 stars 🙂

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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erzascarletbookgasm
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This book is apparently inspired by Sayers‘ relationship with John Cournos, a fellow-writer who believed in ‘free love‘ and wanted her to ignore social expectations and live with him without marriage. Their relationship did not work out.

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An enjoyable instalment of whodunnit with some memorable characters, witty antics of Lord Peter and a bit of satire. Fun, quick read!

Gezemice Sounds like fun. I was thinking that I need a good, quick mystery! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Gezemice It is! Great golden age detective fiction. In the veins of AChristie and Wodehouse. Hope you‘ll enjoy. 13mo
batsy I love Sayers 💜 13mo
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Sarah83 Still need to read this series. 😊 13mo
JazzFeathers I've been meaning to read this author. She was a friend of Agatha Christie's, wasn't she? 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm @JazzFeathers Oh, I don‘t know about that..🤷‍♀️🤔 13mo
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Leniverse
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I have completely missed the list of prompts for #SeptemberDanes but how can I not jump in to show you that there is more than one queen of murder by #poison 😁 In addition to the tagged book, Dorothy L. Sayers has Lord Peter deal with “The Unpleasantness at the Belladonna Club”, and Harriet Vane is up against a “poison pen” in my most beloved “Gaudy Night”. ☠️ ❤️

Kalalalatja Nice to know Dame Agatha isn‘t the only Queen of Poison out there! 👏👏 1y
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing 🧡☠️🖤 1y
jillrhudy Actually love her MORE than Agatha—but she wrote a lot less. 1y
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Leniverse @jillrhudy Yes. I love them both, but everybody knows Agatha Christie. Sayers deserves more fame. 1y
Moray_Reads And Margery Allingham! She's my current favourite 1y
Leniverse @Moray_Reads I haven't heard of her! Same era? 1y
Leniverse @Moray_Reads Just looked her up on Goodreads. Added to TBR! 1y
Moray_Reads @Leniverse she's great. Albert starts off as a pretty obvious Lord Peter pastiche but he really comes into his own in later stories 1y
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shanaqui
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I will never not adore these books, I think. I've probably told the story about how the audiobooks saved me -- in brief, I had my gallbladder out, but waking up from anaesthetic I had a panic attack and even with an oxygen mask, they couldn't get me oxygenated. Then my mum forced her way in with my teddy and put on one of the Ian Carmichael audiobooks. Slowly, I started to breathe. She left her ipad playing as she was kicked out of the ward.

shanaqui Pictured: Helen Hippo, the same teddy, six years later. She's been with me since I was two days old. She's had new fur sewn protectively over her body, her ears have been replaced, her remaining eye has been repainted half a dozen times in the last couple of years, and I cannot be without her long. She shares my taste in books, of course. 📚 2y
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shanaqui
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A favourite, of course, and since I wasn't settling to anything else, I decided to spend some time with Lord Peter. Kinda wish my wife was awake so I could quote the bits that didn't make it into the BBC radioplays -- though by and large they're very faithful.

Bunny update! Here's Breakfast flopping on his favourite bookshelf. He's on another round of meds, but he's eating and binkying and cuddling as normal, so not too worried. #BunniesofLitsy

shanaqui Breakfast loves Ian Carmichael's voice when I listen to the radioplays. I had one on and he was just snuggling my leg and grinding his teeth the whole time. (Bunnies grind their teeth to show happiness, I hasten to add.) 2y
Karkar Glad to hear Breakfast is feeling better 🐰❤️ 2y
Bklover Breakfast is adorable!❤️ 2y
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CogsOfEncouragement
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My third, though out of order, in the series. I‘m going to dive right in to the next book which has Harriet Vane at the center.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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#firstlines
New year, new read.

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brandymuses
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I love these covers and I want the whole series like this. All 15 of them. (I think it‘s 15.) 💸 #emojinov

brandymuses @writerlibrarian I have some of those but not a complete set. I need a complete set. 2y
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writerlibrarian
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1930s. Golden age of the mysteries. With masters of the genre. Dorothy Sayers, amazing. Agatha Christie, eternal. Ngaio Marsh, fantastic. Georgette Heyer, not where you thought you would find her. Dashiell Hammett, forbearer. Georges Simenon, infatigable. #uncannyOctober. On an interesting final note, Murder at the Vicarage, was first published in October 1930.

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UnabridgedTomes
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Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey, take me away...

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AMVP
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#anditsaugust #day1 - #mostanticipated

Nice to be back into the groove of a reading challenge again. July was a bonkers month for #manga , so this month I'll be looking to catch up on some literature.

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Pasaal
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Listened to this and really enjoyed the reader, Ian Carmichael, who played Wimsey on the BBC series from years ago. This is the story where Wimsey meets Harriet Vane for the first time, while defending her from a murder charge. Old fashioned in the best way, at least for an Anglophile like me!

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HardcoverHearts
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Continuing with my course work for my Oxford week in the summer, it's time to dive into this as I start the Sayers series. The class is called Oxford Murder and it's a lit class with all sorts of mystery books set in the hallowed halls of Oxford. I chose it as a fun introduction to the programs offered at Oxford. I'll be living on campus with one of my oldest friends in a shared suite. I can not wait. But first I have to get through the syllabus!

Betty So exciting! 3y
LiteraryinLititz Have a great time! 3y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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A fabulous audiobook production of a fabulous book. I've enjoyed all the Peter Wimsey books up until this one, but the parts that wonderfully drawn side characters played in this one (Ms Climpson, Ms Merchison & Harriet Vane) make this a fav. A superb mystery, with excellent characterization and wit. I really appreciate how large a role women play in the sleuthing too. I can't wait to see what Sayers does with Harriet Vane's character. #Audiobooks

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Thekelburrows
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My on-going love affair with Lord Wimsey continues.

Desha Me too!!! BIG Dorothy Sayers fan lol 😜😍📚 3y
quirkyreader I love how this cover tried 3y
quirkyreader tries to make Lord Peter look like Mike Hammer and Sam Spade. 3y
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Thekelburrows @Desha I love them all. @quirkyreader Agreed it is a hilariously strange cover. 3y
Verity That cover is nuts. Kinda brilliant in its total not rightness though. I'm listening to Strong Poison on audio for the umpteenth time again at the moment. 3y
Pete I like how she's suspect but this dude is Cosby-ing her drink #doublestandard 3y
Thekelburrows @Pete you are a treasure, sir. 3y
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StaceyAnneHoffer
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Nothing like an excellent mystery and a warm fire-- especially in the fall! And Dorothy Sayers truly crafts a compelling mystery. I love when a mystery writer provides all the necessary clues and the case is still baffling!

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ColleenLindsay
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For reasons that baffle me, Amazon and Google Play appear to be having a price war over this very fine, very dead British mystery writer. Currently the ebook is on sale for SIX CENTS. Yes, you heard that right. Six. Cents.

melbeautyandbooks A steal! 3y
BethFishReads 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗My Lord Peter 3y
ReadingsByTheC Just scooped it up. Thanks for the tip! 3y
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Theresa Six cents?!?! Couldn't pass that up. Bought! 🤑 3y
mickeysirena Thanks for this! Going to buy it now. 3y
angrylilasian Can't pass that up! Got it! 3y
Viyan Awesome tip! Have had Dorothy Sayers on my TBR list for a while, thanks! 3y
EloisaJames Absolutely brilliant book!!! 3y
EloisaJames I think Open Road specializes in pubbing books out of print.. 3y
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Verity
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Does Lord Peter Wimsey count as a #classiccharacter for #octbookchallenge ? If he does, then him! I listen to the audiobooks of his mysteries over and over.

Strong Poison is the first Peter and Harriet and it's devilishly clever and very very readable.

ColleenLindsay It's also on sale for six cents right now at Amazon and Google Play. 3y
Verity @ColleenLindsay that's a total bargain! 3y
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GinaAnderson
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Making time for Lord Peter Wimsey.

Desha I love Wimsy and Dorothy Sayers in general...did you know there's a Dorothy Sayers group with a Facebook page? 3y
GinaAnderson @Desha I didn't know that! Thanks. 3y
SusanInTiburon The love affair begins ... ❤️🔍❤️ 3y
GinaAnderson @SusanInTiburon Exactly. I actually started Gaudy Night last night and decided before I got too far in that I was going to need the Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane story from the beginning so I backed up and bought this one. 3y
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Verity
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Today's audiobook. For the umpteenth time. Ian Carmichael is *perfection* as Lord Peter. I have all four Peter and Harriet books on audio - this and Busman's Honeymoon unabridged and Have His Carcase and Gaudy Night as radio dramas. And I listen to them in order often (though not always).

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UnabridgedTomes
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Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey, the wise-cracking, mystery-solving, transatlantic Nick and Nora Charles get their start here, when Harriet finds herself on trial for murder. Both protagonists are well drawn characters; the story crackles along. You'll want to read the whole series in a weekend.

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Ms.Story
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This is the third Sayers' detective novel I've read in a row. This one was a bit slower than the previous two but still an entertaining read! I will read more of this series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Verity The Peter and Harriet's are my favourites. I love the solution to Strong poison and Miss Climpson's antics in the lakes. But Busman's Honeymoon is my favourite of them. Although all four are brilliant. 4y
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Ms.Story
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Loving this detective series!

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