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Georgette Heyer
Birth date: 16-08-1902
Died: 04-07-1974
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Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 1 month ago
Can we say "obstruction of justice", thought you could. Today this would have got dealt with in a different way (I'd kinda like Randall to meet Peter Grant for a few rounds of debate). Still this is from a different time and a different way of policing. No-one really misses Dear Old Uncle Gregory wh...
Tannat rated it 2 months ago
This took me quite a while to get through, and I didn't finish it in time for the 24 Festive Tasks game, but I still really enjoyed it. The idea is that the master of the house is murdered at Christmas when the house is full of guests; suspicions ensue. I had guessed the murderer but I couldn't quit...
Lillelara rated it 2 months ago
I went into Penhallow thinking that this was a murder mystery. I was wrong about that. This was a bleak and depressing drama about a dysfunctional family, a family drama which I didn´t enjoy. And I tend to like stories about dysfunctional families and I don´t mind bleak stories. But there is just...
BrokenTune rated it 3 months ago
‘You’re right, sir. A very unsatisfactory case,’ the Inspector said. I don't mind a bleak story. I even prefer a bleak story to a cheesy happy one, but I do mind mind boredom and exaggerated drama. So, when Penhallow's first 300 pages (of a 458 page book) could have been adequately achieved in 80 ...
BrokenTune rated it 3 months ago
While I have enjoyed the characters in this book, I am - or rather, the book is - suffering from a little Sayers-induced book hangover after finishing Have His Carcase recently, especially when reading the romantic exchanges between two of the characters. [spoiler] ‘I suppose,’ said Mathilda, st...
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