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People/Characters: Harriet Deborah Vane

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Busman's Honeymoon: A Love Story with Detective Interruptions by Dorothy L. Sayers
Four Classic Dorothy L. Sayers Mysteries: Strong Poison/Have His Carcase/Gaudy Night/Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
Four Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Novels by Dorothy L. Sayers
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
Gaudy Night [1987 TV movie] by Michael Simpson
Gaudy Night [sound recording] by Dorothy L. Sayers
Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers
Have His Carcase [DVD] by Christopher Hodson
The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh
Lord Peter and Harriet Part 1, Strong Poison and Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers
Lord Peter and Harriet: Part II (Gaudy Night and Busman's Honeymoon, Lost Classics Omnibus) by Dorothy Sayers
Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories by Dorothy L. Sayers
On the Case with Lord Peter Wimsey: Three Complete Novels/Strong Poison/Have His Carcase/Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers
Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction by Erika JanikFictious character
A Presumption of Death by Jill Paton WalshLady Peter Wimsey
Striding Folly by Dorothy L. Sayers
Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
Strong Poison [1987 TV Episode] by Christopher Hodson
Talboys [short story] by Dorothy L. Sayers
Three Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Novels: Whose Body?, Murder Must Advertise, Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
Thrones, Dominations by Jill Paton Walsh

Character description

Harriet Deborah Vane, later Lady Peter Wimsey, is a fictional character in the works of British writer Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957).

Vane, a mystery writer, initially meets Lord Peter Wimsey when she is on trial for poisoning her lover (Strong Poison) – the detective falls in love with her and proposes marriage but she refuses to begin a relationship with him, traumatised as she is by her dead lover's treatment of her and her recent ordeal. In Have His Carcase she collaborates with Wimsey to solve a murder but still finds him to be overbearing and superficial. She eventually returns his love (Gaudy Night) and marries him (Busman's Honeymoon).

Harriet Vane in Wikipedia
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