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It's a picture perfect murder: Someone shoots Wallis Carter as he's crossing a charming bridge in the country, but there's not a suspect in sight. ...Show synopsisIt's a picture perfect murder: Someone shoots Wallis Carter as he's crossing a charming bridge in the country, but there's not a suspect in sight. Carter's somewhat dubious past doesn't make it any easier for Scotland Yard's Inspector Hemingway to crack the case, especially considering the baffling facts of the case.Hide synopsis
Description:Good in good dust jacket. UK hardback reissue from 1952....Good in good dust jacket. UK hardback reissue from 1952. Attractive jacket design. The book has a spine lean, the usual page tanning and some bumping to corners. The jacket is unclipped with some spine fade and a couple of small nicks to edges. Heinemann 1952.
Description:Good in very good dust jacket. UK first impression of this...Good in very good dust jacket. UK first impression of this scarce Georgette Heyer. The book is a rebind from a circulation library, so no stamps or other ex-lib signs, but may be slightly trimmed. The jacket is very well preserved indeed, unclipped and very fresh with a 'Offered at 4'6 sticker to spine' again may be slightly trimmed, I am not sure. Please ask for pictures. Hodder & Stoughton 1939.
Description:Very good-condition. Very good-condition (DJ) Octavo (8vo). [x],...Very good-condition. Very good-condition (DJ) Octavo (8vo). [x], 294 pages of text. Hardcover binding with minor darkening to top edge, and minimal shelfwear. Price-clipped dustjacket is somewhat sunned on spine, and is moderately rubbed, with tiny chips to extremties, and several creases and tears; protected in archival mylar. Stated "First Edition" on copyright page. Rear panel lists four recent releases; inner rear flap states "520-39" on lower edge. Minor browning to endpapers, and previous owner's name (in light pencil) on front endpaper.
As always a really good plot with fascinating characterisation. Georgette Heyer really knows how to paint such clear pictures of her characters - and I just love her witty style. Anyone who's only read the regency romances should give her detective stories a chance. They won't be disappointed!
This was the only one of Heyer's 12 mysteries I had not read. In my opinion, it is not her best; rather the opposite. With one or two exceptions the characters are much more stereotyped than one is accustomed to in Heyer novels. The solution is a bit too contrived. The mystery is fair (but don't ...
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