Lord Peter Wimsey is struck all of a heap by Harriet Vane, a murder-mystery novelist who's on trial for poisoning her lover with arsenic. And when she's given a temporary reprieve, Lord Peter, together with his manservant Bunter and the incomparable Miss Climpson, must work against the calendar to prove her innocence.
Did You Know?
The title is taken from a version of the poem "Lord Randall." See more
At the conclusion of the first trial the judge tells the jury that there will be a re-trial. But whether to put the prisoner on trial a second time is a decision for the prosecution, not the judge. See more
The Dowager Duchess of Denver
[Referring to Harriet Vane
Curious to write about murder and be accused of murder oneself!