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Penhallow - Georgette Heyer
Penhallow
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The death of menacing old man Adam Penhallow, on the eve of his birthday, seems at first to be by natural causes. But Penhallow had ruled his Cornish roost with an iron will and a sharp tongue, playing one relative against another and giving both servants and kin cause to hate him, so that when... show more
The death of menacing old man Adam Penhallow, on the eve of his birthday, seems at first to be by natural causes. But Penhallow had ruled his Cornish roost with an iron will and a sharp tongue, playing one relative against another and giving both servants and kin cause to hate him, so that when it emerges that he was poisoned, there are more than a dozen prime suspects.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099493686 (0099493683)
Publisher: Arrow
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
Ah, now I get the Heyer love. Picked this up because several of my GR and BL friends swear by Heyer. It was enjoyable. More of a domestic drama than a flat out mystery. It's like a forerunner of Ruth Rendell when she is/was writing as Barbara Vine.Heyer looks at a family that is under the thumb of t...
Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it
2.0 Penhallow
A murder mystery where you know whodunnit and the murder isn't commited until about 2/3 through is very odd. The writing and characterisation was good, but this just wasn't my cup of tea
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it
4.0
A very different offering from Georgette Heyer. She wrote it as a "contract breaker" and it evidently achieved its purpose. While it contains a romance, it is not a romance novel and anyone picking up this novel on the basis that Heyer is known as a romance novelist would be in for an unpleasant sur...
ginamonge
ginamonge rated it
1.0 Penhallow
I'm so annoyed with this book I can barely write a review!!!This book is by Georgette Heyer, the "Queen of Mystery and Suspense", according to the book cover. This book is not a mystery!!!!!!It took until 3/4ths into the book for the evil patriarch to get murdered. I don't care if I ruin this for ev...
Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it
2.0
This was not the best mystery by Georgette Heyer.
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