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Behold, Here's Poison - Georgette Heyer
Behold, Here's Poison
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When Gregory Matthews, patriarch of the Poplars is found dead one morning, imperious Aunt Harriet blames it on the roast duck he ate for supper. But a post-mortem determines the cause of death as murder by poison. It falls to Superintendent Hannasyde to sift through all the secrets and lies among... show more
When Gregory Matthews, patriarch of the Poplars is found dead one morning, imperious Aunt Harriet blames it on the roast duck he ate for supper. But a post-mortem determines the cause of death as murder by poison. It falls to Superintendent Hannasyde to sift through all the secrets and lies among the bitter, quarrelsome family.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781402217982 (1402217986)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Hannasyde (#2)
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Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.0 My first filled square!
I had been sort of planning to use this one for the free square, but since OBD called "cozy mystery" this morning, and nothing could be cozier than this mystery, I can't resist actually filling a square! I do prefer Heyer's regency romances to her mysteries. This one was more enjoyable than the ot...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
Not bad. Well written in a 1930s kind of voice. Plenty of red herrings.
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
3.0
Contrary to what this cover leads one to expect, there are no vampish women or costume parties in this mystery, just an unpleasant extended family who lead boring lives (and deaths -- these are about the most boring murders ever) and eat food that is bad even for the English.
jmills01
jmills01 rated it
4.0 Behold, Here's Poison
It's true - Heyer's mysteries are never quite as mysterious as they should be. I was fairly certain who had committed the crime by the second chapter, and my conclusion proved correct.But never mind - I wasn't in for the mystery. The key is to not see it as anything other than a charming 1930s com...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
3.0 Behold, Here's Poison
This is the first Georgette Heyer mystery that I've read/listened to. It's not great but isn't terrible either. If Audible had more available I might even get those to read as well.
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