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... show more
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.
Publish date: 1998
Publisher: The Folio Society
Pages no: 235
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey (#6)
Can Lord Peter Wimsey prove that Harriet Vane is not guilty of murder--or find the real poisoner in time to save her from the gallows? Impossible, it seems. The Crown's case is watertight. The police are adamant that the right person is on trial. The judge's summing-up is also clear. Harriet Vane is...
Synopsis: During her court trial, Lord Peter Wimsey finds himself falling head over heels in love with defendant Harriet Vane who is charged with murdering her former lover, Philip Boyes, with arsenic. At their first meeting, he proposes to her - but will she accept? And even more important, can he ...
This was a very good book. In it, Peter Wimsey first meets the love of his life, Harriet Vane, a writer of mystery novels. She is accused of murdering her former lover with arsenic, and Peter sets out to prove she didn’t commit the murder. His clock is ticking too – he has only one month to collect ...
Although this is the sixth Wimsey mystery, it's the first in which Harriet Vane appears. The book begins with Harriet Vane on trial for having poisoned her ex-lover. Pretty much every one is convinced of her guilt, but not Lord Peter Wimsey. Wimsey decides to see that she gets off, not merely in a t...
By now you will have surmised that I got a load of Sayers books in 2006 and had at them. True.This one is the first one with Sayers' authorial insertion character, Harriet Vane, which works out a lot better than you might expect. Sayers is quite realistic about herself, it's Wimsey she puts on a lud...