Dashing detective Lord Peter Wimsey is caught up in the murder trial of mystery writer Harriet Vane. Her fiancé has died of poisoning exactly as described in one of Harriets novelsso naturally she is the prime suspect. As Peter looks on, he not only falls in love with the accused but eagerly helps with Harriets defense when the first trial ends in a hung jury. Will she be convicted and executed for the crime, or can he save her life and win her hand in marriage? Strong Poison is the first of a series of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane mysteries in which their complex romantic relationship is revealed in detail. This superb classic was originally published in 1930.
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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 fiancÚ 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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