By Georgette Heyer

"Miss Heyer's characters and discussion are an abiding pride to me... i've got seldom met humans to whom i've got taken so violent a posh from the be aware 'Go'."
-Dorothy L. Sayers

Slumped on a seat below an oak tree is previous Sampson Warrenby, with a bullet via his head.

Everybody within the village is able to inform leader Inspector Hemingway who did it. may possibly the assassin were the lifeless man's niece? or even it was once the opposite city solicitor? The couple on the farm had a responsible secret-what used to be it? And why is it another individual really wants to be the major suspect?

Add to this the truth that Warrenby was once blackmailing anyone, and Hemingway has his paintings reduce out for him.

"Georgette Heyer is moment to none in her skill to make detective tales entertaining."
-Sunday Times

Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty books, together with Regency romances, mysteries, and old fiction. Her barrister husband, Ronald Rougier, supplied the various plots for her detective novels, that are vintage English nation residence mysteries akin to Agatha Christie. Heyer was once mythical for her study, historic accuracy, creative plots, and gleaming characterization.

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But when it comes to ill-treating one of my Peekies it's a very different matter! Not one word will I speak to him until he's apologised, and so I told him. And if I were to go to The Cedars and find him there I should tell him exactly what I think of him, which would make things uncomfortable for Mrs. Haswell. ' She gave Ursula a hitch, tucking her more securely under her arm, and added: 'What's more, it will serve him right if Mavis runs off with that Pole—not that I think she would, and I hope very much she won't do anything silly, because he hasn't got any prospects that I know of, besides being a foreigner.

Of course, it isn't anything to do with us either, but Tony and I can't help feeling that it would be a shame to appoint anyone but Mr. Drybeck to act for this new River Board. I mean, he always did when it was the Catchment Board, didn't he? And he'd be bound to feel very badly about it, particularly if Mr. Warrenby was appointed instead of him. But I oughtn't to give my opinion,' she added hastily. ' said the Squire. ' 'Dad won't support Warrenby, sir,' interpolated Charles. 'I know that. ' said his mother, with a warning glance towards the tennis-court.

Pity. Lindale could have taken it home, and run his eye over it. ' 'I'm afraid I'm not, sir. We didn't come in the car. ' 'Yes, yes, that's all right, so am I. Going to have a look at my new plantation. ' 'Now nobody must go before they've had a drink,' interposed Mrs. Haswell hospitably. 'Nothing more for me, thank you,' Mr. Drybeck said. 'I must not hurry my kind chauffeur, but I have promised my housekeeper I will not be late. ' said the Major, glancing at his watch. ' 'Perhaps I had better go quietly away,' said Gavin, setting down his empty glass.

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