Strychnine in the Soup

Strychnine in the Soup

"Strychnine in the Soup" is a short story by the British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse. A part of the Mr. Mulliner series, the story was first published in 1932 in "Strand Magazine". It also appears in the collections "Mulliner Nights" and "Wodehouse on Crime". [Wodehouse on Crime, D.R. Bensen (ed.), New York, IPL, 1981] A BBC TV adaptation of the story aired on 9 April 1976 starring John Alderton as Cyril Mulliner and Pauline Collins as Amelia Bassett. [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0749873/ "Wodehouse Playhouse" Strychnine in the Soup (1976) ] ]

=Overview=Cyril Mulliner, an interior decoration with a passion for mystery stories, finds a handful of his flesh being twisted by the lovely Amelia Bassett at a showing of "The Grey Vampire" and the two fall instantly in love with each other. Fate, however, has thrown Amelia Bassett's mother, a well-known big game hunter and explorer who objects to an interior decorator as a son-in-law, preferring that Amelia marry Lester Mapledurham, another well-known big game hunter and explorer. The plot twists and turns (and thickens) but Cyril wins Amelia in the end thanks to a wandering copy of the new Inspector Mould mystery, Strychnine in the Soup.

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