No Wind of Blame
Tragedy befalls the Carter family following an eventful visit from a Russian prince and a scandalous blackmail letter The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on... show more
Tragedy befalls the Carter family following an eventful visit from a Russian prince and a scandalous blackmail letter
The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on the scene seems to have a motive, not to mention the wherewithal to commit murder, and alibis that simply don't hold up.
The inspector is sorely tried by a wide variety of suspects, including the neglected widow, the neighbor who's in love with her, her resentful daughter, and a patently phony Russian prince preying on the widow's emotional vulnerability and social aspirations. And then there's the blackmail plot that may – or may not – be at the heart of the case.
Publish date: 2009-09-01
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 364
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Hemingway (#1)
This was a bland but soothing respite from the psychological terror that was Edith Wharton.
First in Heyer's Inspector Hemingway series.From my blog:Last year during the month of August, Sourcebooks put all of the electronic versions of Ms. Heyer’s books on sale for $1.99 on Smashwords, which Amazon quickly price matched. As a result, I ended up buying around 30 books. A number of them wer...
A buddy read with my friend Jemidar and worth closer to 3 1/2 stars. The third last novel in my 2011 Heyer mysteries reading project, this is neither my favourite nor my least favourite of these novels. I'll start with what I liked about it. As with all of Heyer's mysteries - and most of her other n...
Buddy read with Kim :-).A lighthearted cosy mystery full of wonderfully eccentric people, high drama, red herrings and a very clever 'howdunit.' Definitely keeps you guessing to the end. Not your usual detective novel, but great fun all the same.
Very nice drawing room comedy of manners and murder.