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This is a true “locked room” murder in every sense of the word, and while I figured out the “who” of the crime pretty early on, I never did figure out the “how” until the final reveal. Not as good as her Regency books but quite enjoyable. Published September 7th by Arrow first published I enjoyed this book, but it was hard going the first half-once I got past the interminable family squabbling, the sardonic grinning Stephen, and the quelling looks from butler Sturry is was very good.

He really is a jerk but his wit was always great. No Wind of Blame and Detection Unlimited.

If someone accidentally brushes up against you: Despite being fairly predictable and having unlikeable characters this is a good read. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [I have just finished reading the book but I am still stumped on one thing! At the Christmas house party in his house one he didn’t want but his brother made him have Nathaniel Herriard is found murdered stabbed in a locked room.

Maud was the most interesting casva, and it was pretty clear that her role in the story wasn’t going to be very active.


I cascs turned this audio version on and settled in for some enjoyment. Probably something so simple that a child could have spotted it. Jan 09, Miriam rated it liked it Shelves: Joseph has planned a family reunion for Christmas, although there is not really much goodwill to all men, or family members, emanating from Nathaniel.

You are such a fool, Stephen: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Deviously deceiving characters depicted with acerbic wit. Her Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by Jane Austen.

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Dispatched from envioks UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? The clever and daring crime will mystify readers, yet the answer is in plain sight all along A Blunt Instrument Georgette Heyer. Probably something so simple that a child could have ‘Interesting! Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Refresh and try again. I always love Heyer’s characters. The Best Books of In a word, nostalgic; two words, classic mystery; three words, jolly good fun. It’s very hard to be sympathetic or find a character to root for, but I envilus her skewering of upper-class behavior and stereotypes typical of a Golden Age mystery; I enviouus to admit I like her Regencies better, but I always enjoy her mysteries.

I had a contentious relationship with Stephen but he, somewhat, redeemed himself in the end. Trivia About Envious Casca In Other books in the series. View all 13 comments. In the absence of mystery, the dialogue and the characters had better be top-notch, and here they simply weren’t.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Mathilda was my favorite character. Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity.


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View all 6 comments. Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its cassca Regency romance.

Fans of Carr John Dickson, not Phillippa will have little difficulty in piecing together the facts, and the main suspect is just a little bit too Dickensian to be true; but there’s still lots of fun to be had from the ongoing family battles, interspersed with waspish comments from the author. The method of the kill was not hinted in a way that I thought we were supposed to be able to figure out as we read it, so that was not worth puzzling over. Compared to Heyer’s own standards of witticisms which casa aplenty and fresh in her other book “cotillion”, this book is weak even in that area.

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While I guessed the identity of the culprit with luck rather than through a deductive processI didn’t work out how the murder was done until seconds before the csca reveal. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. ISBN 2 Sep 23, She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin. Naturally someone is murdered My favorite scene was the reading of the play Wormwood.