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Lord Peter Wimsey

Strong Poison

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In The Beginning by Sonetka

'The back of the book displayed a more welcome sight; his own face, or rather, his own face as it had been eight years ago, when Philip Boyes was the handsome young author of the much-discussed if poorly-selling Abhasa. Dark curls artfully rumpled, the younger, optimistic Philip stared out at the current version, and looked distinctly unimpressed.' A thoughtful novella that attempts to elucidate why Harriet agreed to live with Boyes. Sonetka fleshes the man out, giving him believable motivations without whitewashing him

[Added 18/10/2017; Romance/Erotica; 20,000-50,000; Lord Peter Wimsey; Characters: Harriet Vane, Philip Boyes, Ryland Vaughan, Norman Urquhart, Sylvia Marriott, Eiluned Price, Marjorie Phelps]

Scarce Any Man by Atalan

'Harriet privately thought that possession of a tea tray said less about one's bourgeois leanings than about the impracticality of juggling two mugs, a glass tumbler, and a bottle of not-terribly expensive champagne...' Delicate study of Harriet's life before Strong Poison, beautifully characterised & full of telling details

[Added 18/07/2009; Drama; 1000-2500; Lord Peter Wimsey; Characters: Harriet Vane, Eiluned Price, Sylvia Marriott, Philip Boyes, Ryland Vaughan]

Solitary as an Oyster by Flourish

'"Oh, let's sing Silent Night and eat our pudding and forget about men," Eiluned shouted. / "Let's!" Harriet agreed, "except the Baby Jesus is a man, isn't he?"' This delicate conversation piece features perfect character voices & meanders slowly towards a strong ending

[Added 30/10/2017; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Lord Peter Wimsey; Characters: Harriet Vane, Eiluned Price, Sylvia Marriott, Marjorie Phelps, Peter Wimsey, Kitty Climpson]