Slumped on a seat under an oak tree is old Sampson Warrenby, with a bullet through his brain. He is discovered by his niece Mavis, who is just one of ...Show synopsisSlumped on a seat under an oak tree is old Sampson Warrenby, with a bullet through his brain. He is discovered by his niece Mavis, who is just one of ten people in the village in the running for chief suspect, having cause to dislike Warrenby intensely. Only Chief Inspector Hemingway can uncover which of the ten has turned hatred into murder.Hide synopsis
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This is one of the best of Heyer's 12 mysteries. The dialogue is witty (as always), there is good humor, the mystery is very fair (it can be solved from the clues about half-way through), and the version pictured is a pleasure to read (very readable type face).
If you like classic British manor house mysteries, don't miss this one!
While I prefer her Regency Historical novels, Heyer's gift of fleshing out a cast of interesting characters makes her Mystery novels worth the read. Like Gallsworthy before her, every character has a personality of its own.
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