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Strong Poison

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Dorothy L. Sayers

"A model detective story . . . fascinating." ----New York Times    "The Wimsey books are literate and delightful mysteries." ----Chicago Tribune    "The end of this story is as ingenious as any solution could be." … see full wiki

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Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: HarperTorch
2 reviews about Strong Poison
review by . November 02, 2013
Sayers is known for her mysteries and her Christian scholarly writing, but it is her Lord Peter Wimsey  mysteries that are most accessible.  And her writing reaches above the normal standard for mysteries with its class and a surprisingly modern sensibility that makes this fun, fast and still quite readable.    Written in 1930 when British society was still and unapologetically class based, Waters makes her amateur detective both upper class titled and open and friendly with …
review by . March 08, 2003
"Strong Poison" is a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery, the first of four that feature his relationship with Harriet Vane, so if you are new to Sayers, this is a good one with which to start. Sayers was one of the authors of mystery's "Golden Age", following the pioneers - Poe, Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle - and preceding the hardboiled school of Hammett and Chandler. She was thus a contemporary of Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen.Her style is perhaps the most literary and polished of any mystery writer. …
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