Heyer, Georgette – Envious Casca (). Once upon a time there were three Herriard brothers. Nathaniel stayed at home accumulating money and choler. Envious Casca (Country House Mysteries) [Georgette Heyer] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ‘Tis the season―to be dead A holiday. Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘Good stuff’ — Saturday Review ‘Pungent dialogue and A1 Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway Book 2) by [Heyer, Georgette].

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The local police are unable to handle the matter as their detective-inspector is down with the flu and Inspector Hemingway is sent over from Scotland Yard to handle the matter.

Joseph pulls together a motley group of people and there is no hope that his naive envioud will end in disaster. Can’t win them all, at least it was a quick read! The jocular old uncle staying with his crotchety brot A Holiday Dasca with a behind locked door country house party setting was a delicious prospect. I’m not quite sure why this is; maybe because they possess a sense of humor that is sadly lacking in Stephen.

What I loved about the book was her character actors or dramatis personae as Hemingway would say! Damn you, don’t do that! After enviojs, I was just reading the book to see how the Inspector goes on: You are such a fool, Stephen: Mathilda was my favorite character.

This was a plus, because there’s nothing I hate more in crime fiction than solving the mystery before the detective has come even close to working it out.

I have seldom met people to whom I have taken so violent a fancy from the word ‘Go’. I’m glad I decided to sneak it in my holiday reading list this year.

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Hemingway is just fallible enough to be human, without distracting attention away from the detection. A Holiday Whodunnit with a behind locked door country house party setting was a delicious prospect. Books by Georgette Heyer. Aug 08, Pavithra Manoharan rated it it was ok.

She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin.

Sayers “A writer of great wit and style. The first half is mostly setting the scene with introductions and glimpses into characters’ personalities and hints to possible murder motivations as they arrive to the house party. I always love Heyer’s characters.

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Cqsca from Envious Casca. A magnificent butler, though. The clever and daring crime will mystify readers, yet the answer is in plain sight all along Price drop for one GH mystery.

The second last in my project of reading all of Georgette Heyer’s mysteries, this was a fun read. Return to Book Page. This novel isn’t a bad attempt.

In the absence of mystery, the dialogue and the characters had better be top-notch, and here they simply weren’t. Heyer’s large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction.

Heyer often projects her characters one way then fills them in so you see them and change how you see them. Everyone else is pretty much an asshole as well, but that didn’t make me like him better.

Not the best by the author, but still engaging. Nathaniel at once became a cripple. The second half is where the murder occurs and the whodunit gets going. Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him with so many suspects wnvious motives, but stuck on the means and opportunity with that frustrating locked door.

Despite being fairly predictable and having envios characters this is a good read. Nov 27, Katrina rated it really enviius it.


Then there is Nat’s business partner who irritates him with the latest business proposal. Character-wise, this is a remarkable collection of unlikeable people. I knew who had done it, the moment murder happens.

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While I guessed the identity of the enviosu with luck rather than through a deductive processI didn’t work out how the murder was done until seconds before the big reveal. Description ‘Tis the season–to be dead Joseph, having lived for so many years abroad, hankered wistfully after a real English Christmas.

A holiday party takes dnvious a sinister aspect when the colorful assortment of guests discovers there is a killer in their midst. To ask other readers questions about Envious Cascaplease sign up.

But when he did he get the knife? Trivia About Envious Casca In And hopefully the reader won’t be disappointed when they find out who the guilty party is and they’re carted off to jail. Those people got on my nerves! B My last Heyer. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Known also as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. If all the novels I read on December are like this then I’ll be happy. A hint of Heyer’s interest in the field of historical romance can be inferred from what might be called The Clue of the Vanishing Empress.

Read 7 times, listened 1 time. The Unfinished Clue Georgette Heyer.