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Strong Poison and Have His Carcase

Dorothy L. Sayers

Editorial: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1933
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Ebeth & Abayjay Books (Lima, OH, Estados Unidos de America)

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Strong Poison and Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers was published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, in, I'm guessing/estimating, 1933. Not an ex-library copy, this 5" X 7 1/2", roughly 80-year-old, 700-page offering is in G+ condition. In still quite nice physical shape overall for around age 80, this offering's most noticeable flaw is a fair amount of modest fading/ random spottiness on both front and back cover boards, but the original black surface color is complete and undisturbed. There is modest shelf wear seen, primarily at top edge of volume's spine. Some staining from original glue of end papers front and back as well as modest yellowing of text's pages are observed. A previous owner's last name, in somewhat faded blue ink, is printed in upper-left corner of front loose end page. This, then, is a very definitely related pair of mysteries by the immensely talented Dorothy L. Sayers, who, renowned as she is, is still perhaps underrated by the literary world, in my opinion. I just think she ranks with the very best, plain and simple. Strong Poison, which runs to some 252 pages, concerns the trial, and all matters pertaining to same, of Miss Harriet Vane, who has been charged with the murder, by arsenic poisoning, of her estranged lover, Philip Boyes. Strong Poison, in fact, begins straight off with a court room scene in which the presiding judge is commencing his address/instructions to the jury regarding the facts of the case(thus conveniently filling you in on all the juicy, scandalous details) before they begin their deliberations that will decide Miss Vane's fate. I should say no more, except that one interested observer in the audience is a very worried Lord Peter Wimsey, who just happens to have fallen, for some time now, head-over-heels in love with the accused. Have His Carcase follows Strong Poison as a glove slides onto and around a hand, for in Have His Carcase(448 pages long) the trial of Harriet Vane is over and in the past, and, to help soothe her jangled nerves and really, really get away from it all, Harriet has embarked upon a solitary walking-tour. In the course of a sixteen-mile jaunt, from Lesston Hoe to Wilvercombe, along a deserted coastline, Miss Vane, following lunch and a two-hour nap, happens upon a corpse atop a large boulder--one Paul Alexis Goldschmidt, as it turns out, and with his throat slashed from ear to ear. The remainder of the story is, of course, the unraveling of the various, intricate details surrounding the death of Goldschmidt-- is it murder or suicide? And, naturally, where Harriet Vane is, her ardent pursuer, romantically speaking, the brilliant, enigmatic Lord Peter Wimsey (and the ever-faithful Bunter) soon surfaces to help solve the grizzly puzzle. If you've not experienced the intense enjoyment of Sayers' manner of presenting a problem in crime for your consideration, you've waited much too long, Reader. Thank you very much!!. N° de ref. de la librería 006817

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Título: Strong Poison and Have His Carcase

Editorial: Harcourt, Brace and Company

Año de publicación: 1933

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good

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