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Envious Casca - Georgette Heyer
Envious Casca
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It is no ordinary Christmas at Lexham Manor. Six holiday guests find themselves the suspects of a murder enquiry when the old Scrooge, Nathaniel Herriad, who owns the substantial estate, is found stabbed in the back. For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, ‘tis the season to find whodunit but... show more
It is no ordinary Christmas at Lexham Manor. Six holiday guests find themselves the suspects of a murder enquiry when the old Scrooge, Nathaniel Herriad, who owns the substantial estate, is found stabbed in the back. For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, ‘tis the season to find whodunit but it’s a real conundrum how any of the suspects could have entered the locked room to commit this foul deed in the first place.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 0434328472
Publisher: Heinemann
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Hemingway (#2)
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 A Christmas Party / Envious Casca
My physical copy of this Georgette Heyer book is titled "A Christmas Party" and as Themis pointed out to me, the original title "Envious Casca" has a specific point to it. Themis was so kind and gave me a hint about the title and I looked it up after finishing the book and she is right: the original...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
4.0 16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 13 - Christmas: Unseasonable Squabblers
This was a season- (and 16 Festive Tasks-) induced reread; Envious Casca actually is, however, my favorite among all the Georgette Heyer mysteries I've read so far. Recently republished under the title A Christmas Party (shame on anybody hearing a cash register tinkling faintly in the background), ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
4.0 16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 13 - Christmas: Unseasonable Squabblers
This was a season- (and 16 Festive Tasks-) induced reread; Envious Casca actually is, however, my favorite among all the Georgette Heyer mysteries I've read so far. Recently republished under the title A Christmas Party (shame on anybody hearing a cash register tinkling faintly in the background), ...
WhiskeyintheJar Romance
WhiskeyintheJar Romance rated it
3.0 Whodunit?!?
"Damn it, he was in here with the door locked!" Stephen said. "He can't have been stabbed!" I think Heyer wrote a story about people she hated in real life, relished and had a hell of a time making them (an exaggerated version) vapid, insipid, and whiney; but oh so highly quotable. This is seco...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
4.0 Envious Casca
The first of Heyer's detective novels I've read and I found it great fun despite not being partial to country house mysteries. Heyer can be laugh out loud funny and I was reminded more of P.G. Wodehouse than Agatha Christie. I figured out the how of the locked room murder in advance of the detective...
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