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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: 9781402218033 (1402218036)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 457
Edition language: English
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
0.0 2018 Halloween Bingo: The Books So Far
... in the order in which they're appearing on my card (not the order in which they've read them). Soooo ... in this year's twist on RL doing its best trying to throw a spanner in the works of Halloween Bingo fun, I've been spending the better part of the month either sitting around in conference ...
Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it
3.5 Penhallow by Georgette Heyer
I am not quite sure what to say about this book. Adam Penhallow, the man who will eventually become the victim, like Simeon Lee from Hercule Poirot's Christmas, is utterly loathesome. He is the classic early twentieth century affluent male demanding that all of his relatives dance attendance upon hi...
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...
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