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 guilty of the killing her lover. And Harriet ...Read MoreCan 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 guilty of the killing her lover. And Harriet Vane shall hang. But the jury disagrees. 'She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.' Minette WaltersRead Less
Fair. Hardcover. No dustjacket. Very heavy wear, discolouration, staining and marking on cover. Inscribed in ink-not by author-inside cover. Pages heavily tanned. Half-title page is partially separating from spine. Cover worn. Reading copy. All orders are dispatched within 1 working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we are dedicated to recycling unwanted books on behalf of a number of UK charities who benefit from added revenue through the sale of their books plus huge savi.
Good+ with no dust jacket. Minor spots on blue boards-previous owner's spilled something? Chips at fot of spine. Still a descent copy; It's a hardcover Sayers! ; A Lord Peter Wimsey Msytery; 0.7 x 7.9 x 5.3 Inches.
Fair in ACCEPTABLE jacket. 1947. 170 pages. Dust jacket with black lettering over blue cloth. Firm binding. Heavy foxing, tanning and handling marks over pages. Moderate rubbing along edges with severe water marks over boards. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with moderate rubbing and wear over surfaces.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
This is the first time we meet Harriet, Lord Peter's amore, whom he woos throughout the next three books. Interestingly, Sayers shifts her focus to Harriet's point of view and we finally get a closer look into Lord Peter's hopes and dreams which we have not seen in previous books.
Jan 1, 2010
This is a pretty formulaic mystery which for the most part was a little flat for me. There were passages that seemed to ramble on completely unrelated to the story. The main characters just did not click with me. The one thing that elevated it from a two star rating to a three was the ladies of the "cattery". I loved the ingenious Miss Climpson much more than either Lord Wimsey or Harriet Vane. Other than that, this just was not my "cuppa tay"!
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