Why Shoot a Butler?
It is a complete mystery why anyone would choose to murder the trusted old butler of Norton Manor. Barrister turned amateur detective, Frank Amberley has reason to suspect that the shooting involves the nervy young lady discovered at the scene of the crime, a snooping gentleman in the halls of... show more
It is a complete mystery why anyone would choose to murder the trusted old butler of Norton Manor. Barrister turned amateur detective, Frank Amberley has reason to suspect that the shooting involves the nervy young lady discovered at the scene of the crime, a snooping gentleman in the halls of Greythorne and then a second dead body. A dramatic tale of upstairs, downstairs and family secrets.
Publish date: 2009-04-01
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 329
Edition language: English
I was worried that I wouldn't like this book because of my disastrous encounter with Venetia, one of Heyer's regency romances, but this was pretty good. Mr. Frank Amberley, a barrister visiting his relatives in the country, comes across a man shot dead in a parked car with a woman standing alongs...
The best GH mystery I've read so far. It was a bit Gothic is some parts, and there is plenty of humor (although there are 2 murders + 1 attempt of murder). I would love to see a BBC adaptation of this.Amberley was a bit arrogant and the little romance was a bit MEH, though.
Ugh. First off, the narrator was awful. She sounded like an android reading this book, with weird pauses in the middle of the sentences and almost no inflection. Her voice is lovely, but she did a hatchet job on the narration. It did improve by the end, but too late to make me forget how painful...
I am a sucker for Agatha Christie-esque mysteries, and Georgette Heyer pulled this one off brilliantly. It's got a know-it-all Gary Stu amateur detective, bumbling policemen who couldn't detect the noses on their faces, swell blokes and plucky dames, and a bull terrier named Bill. This book was like...
This is only the second Heyer mystery I have read and thought I enjoyed it, I'm not sure I liked it as much as Detection Unlimited. With Why Shoot a Butler? Heyer takes a different approach by having law enforcement officials that border on incompetent and an amateur who is much more talented in the...
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