Second to none in her ability to make detective stories, Georgette Heyer is queen of the genre.
It is no ordinary Christmas at Lexham Manor. Six holiday guests find themselves the suspects of a murder enquiry when the old Scrooge, Nathaniel Herriad, who owns the substantial estate, is found stabbed in the back. whilst the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered the locked room to commit this foul deed. For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, 'tis the season to find whodunit.
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Review: Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway #2)User Review - Caroline Taggart - Goodreads
Not as enjoyable as some of her detective stories because it's on the long side (the murder isn't discovered until page 84) and one of the central characters is too irritating for words. (It's one of ... Read full review
Review: Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway #2)User Review - Joy - Goodreads
An old favorite English manor house mystery, with a lovely set of red herring suspects and a delightfully satisfying solution. It was copyrighted in 1941, which makes it an authentic period piece. Read full review