Summary

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 killing her lover. And Harriet Vane shall hang.
But the jury disagrees.
©1930 The Trustees of Anthony Fleming (deceased) (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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"D. L. Sayers is one of the best detective story writers." (E. C. Bentley, Daily Telegraph)
"I admire her novels...she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail." (Ruth Rendell)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Hilary on 28-09-15

Classic crime

Good story, slightly spoilt at times by strange pronunciation of words and very odd phrasing of sentences.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on 26-07-15

Did she do it?

Introducing Harriet Vane, this is a classic mystery. Romance, espionage, spiritualism & spinsters all play a part in one of the most challenging cases of Lord Peter's career.

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