Join this seminar as Kimberly tackles her first ever mystery! Strong Poison, published by Sayers in 1930 (the heart of the “golden age of mystery”) isn’t just a sleuth’s dream, but a novelistic tour de force. Writing with delightful modernity, Sayers brings intelligent, hilarious characters fully to life with her gorgeous prose. After digging in to this one, you’ll want to read all the mysteries in Sayers’s Peter Wimsey series. Critics Barzon and Taylor say it best when they call Strong Poison the “highest among the masterpieces. It has the strongest possible element of suspense—curiosity and the feeling one shares with Wimsey for Harriet Vane. The clues, the enigma, the free-love question, and the order of telling could not be improved upon. As for the somber opening, with the judge's comments on how to make an omelet, it is sheer genius." Come figure out not just whodunit but how Sayers writes so compellingly.
A copy of Strong Poison is included in the price of the Seminar and should be picked up at Kepler's (and read) prior to the meeting date.