They Found Him Dead
It is the morning after wealthy Silas Kane's sixtieth birthday party - a celebration that brings to light a number of familial controversies. When Kane he is found dead at the foot of a cliff, the assumption is that he simply lost his way in the fog and fell by accident. But the subsequent death... show more
It is the morning after wealthy Silas Kane's sixtieth birthday party - a celebration that brings to light a number of familial controversies. When Kane he is found dead at the foot of a cliff, the assumption is that he simply lost his way in the fog and fell by accident. But the subsequent death of his nephew and heir and threats on the life of the third Kane, the newest heir, raises obvious suspicion, and the redoubtable investigative skills of Superintendent Hannasyde prove critical once again.
Publish date: 1987-02
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Edition language: English
Georgette Heyer is a reliable comfort read. Her books are breezy, light, and uncomplicated, typically featuring a murder in a country house. As usual, there are two completely different female characters: one practical and organized, and the other totally bananas; their respective love interests; a ...
A fun mystery where all the the characters have alibis for the murder (or is it murders, that's never really resolved). First Silas Kane is found dead. He falls off the cliffs near his house and his nephew Clement inherits his fortune. When Clement turns up dead things start to get a bit dicey fo...
I usually enjoy Georgette Heyer's mysteries. This one, not so much. There were delightful characters, like Timothy and his mother, but rest of the characters didn't seem well-fleshed out. First, the senior male member of the family dies in a fall off a cliff. Was it an accident or was he pushed? ...
Another fun 1930s mystery and a very entertaining read. I loved Terrible Timothy and laughed a lot at the perfectly dreadful Rosemary and the character (whose name I no longer remember) with appallingly behaved children. I also liked the fact that Superintendent Hannasyde had a bit more to do than h...
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