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Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
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May 20, 09

Recommended for: lighthearted & clean mystery lovers
Read in May, 2009

I was introduced to Dorothy Sayers years ago through an essay she wrote
"The Lost Tools of Learning." She was a friend / contemporary of C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien, very well-educated, writer of many novels, short stories and essays.

Anyway, I've always stayed away from her detective stories because I'm not all that in to murder mysteries. For some reason I picked this one up at DI, just wanted something different I guess.

Loved the "detective" Lord Peter Wimsey. Loved the writing style. Loved that it could be a murder mystery and not gruesome and graphic. LOVED the humor.

My first Sayers' novel won't be my last.

One funny:

"...Do you know how to pick a lock?"
"Not in the least, I'm afraid."
"I often wonder what we go to school for," said Wimsey. "We never seem to learn anything really useful."
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message 1: by JoDean (new)

JoDean I've got a different Wimsey novel you can borrow.


message 2: by K. (new) - rated it 5 stars

K. Cool! Thanks...


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