A Blunt Instrument
Who would kill the perfect gentleman? When Ernest Fletcher is found bludgeoned to death in his study, everyone is shocked and mystified: Ernest was well liked and respected, so who would have a motive for killing him? Superintendent Hannasyde, with consummate skill, uncovers one dirty little... show more
Who would kill the perfect gentleman?
When Ernest Fletcher is found bludgeoned to death in his study, everyone is shocked and mystified: Ernest was well liked and respected, so who would have a motive for killing him? Superintendent Hannasyde, with consummate skill, uncovers one dirty little secret after another, and with them, a host of people who all have reasons for wanting Fletcher dead. Then, a second murder is committed, giving a grotesque twist to a very unusual case, and Hannasyde realizes he's up against a killer on a mission...
Publish date: 2006-04-06
Publisher: Arrow Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Hannasyde (#4)
Series: Inspector Hannasyde #4 This mystery was a bit underwhelming, and although I wasn't sure why the murderer had done it, I did guess the murderer. The thing that saved this novel for me was the nephew, who was absurdly frustrating. He did things like plant a paperweight in the study where his...
Let's just say this is one of Ms. Heyer's less than stellar efforts. Also, it didn't age well at all -- and Ulli Birvé hits a new low in the narration. Oh well. Two nonseries mysteries to go, and I'll be done with Georgette Heyer's crime fiction!
Here's the thing about most Golden Age mysteries: the puzzle is all. No matter how witty or clever or brilliant the writing is, it's almost never about the characters themselves, but about the murder mystery puzzle. Which is, of course, why I read mysteries; I love the puzzle and I love trying to...
During the last third of the book I had a sudden conviction of who was the murderer, and I was right.I feel rather chuffed about that, pleased with myself over it. And I will spend the next few days thinking, writing and speaking in early 20th Century English. Some authors do that to one. Ernest...
on sale in the Kindle store, it's worth a try