Envious Casca

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Random House, Sep 30, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
8 Reviews

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)

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Another awful book. I guessed the murderer pretty much immediately. Of course I knew who was going to marry whom, because Heyer telegraphs that, as does any good romance writer. There was no one I ... Read full review

Review: Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway #2)

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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

About the author (2010)

Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, making the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. She wrote twelve detective stories, which earned her much critical acclaim and the title 'Queen of Crime.' Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.

Georgette Heyer's mystery novels:

April 2006

Death in the Stocks - 0099493624; Behold, Here's Poison - 0099493640; They Found Him Dead - 0099493632; A Blunt Instrument - 0099493659

September 2006

Envious Casca - 0099493667; Detection Unlimited - 0099493748; Duplicate Death - 0099493756; No Wind of Blame - 0099493675

January 2007

Penhallow - 0099493683; Footsteps in the Dark - 0099493691; Why Shoot a Butler? - 0099493721; The Unfinished Clue - 009949373X

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