Heyer, Georgette – Envious Casca (). Once upon a time there were three Herriard brothers. Nathaniel stayed at home accumulating money and choler. Envious Casca (Country House Mysteries) [Georgette Heyer] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ‘Tis the season―to be dead A holiday. Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘Good stuff’ — Saturday Review ‘Pungent dialogue and A1 Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway Book 2) by [Heyer, Georgette].

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It’s interesting to note that Heyer doesn’t offer any specifics; maybe she couldn’t think of a plausible scenario either, and so left it vague.

I really enjoyed this, although I did not think it was as good as the previous Hemingway book, for the simple reason that the culprit was, in my mind, fairly obvious. Stephen is an even more unpleasant Kenneth Vereker, Violet becomes Valerie. A magnificent butler, though. Even Matilda, while sympathetically drawn, lacked sufficient personality for me to really warm up to her.

Envious Casca Georgette Heyer. I did like Stephen against my better judgement. The clever and daring crime will mystify readers, yet the answer is in plain sight all along Heyer is usually funnier than this. Praise for Georgette Heyer: Joseph must have returned the knife to the billiard room when he took the step ladder there after Nathaniel ‘tripped’.

Mathilda was my favorite character. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hey Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist.

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This is second in the Inspector Hemingway series and god love the man for the testimonies vasca evidence he has to shift through to discover the killer. ISBN 2 Sep 23, The cast of character “Damn it, he was in here with the door locked!


Definitely not Heyer’s best, or even the best of the mysteries. Sayersalthough a number of other writers of the period also deserve high praise.

Insert a link to a new page. Although the ingredients are conventional, the structure is unusual: She had a large cast of quirky characters and she produced them well. The jocular old enviouz staying with his crotchety brot A Holiday Whodunnit with a behind locked door country house party setting was a delicious prospect.

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Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him with so many suspects and motives, but stuck on the means and opportunity with that frustrating locked door. After that, I was just reading the book enivous see how the Inspector goes on: At the Christmas house party in his house one he didn’t want envioue his brother made him have Nathaniel Herriard is found murdered stabbed in a locked room.

She simply allows the barbed comments and bickering to flow around her staying focused on her interests. But I wasn’t, so I’d say I’m of average intelligence no comments on this please!

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It’s a totally different style to her romances and I will read more of them. Insert image from URL. Nathaniel wanted neither the celebration, nor approved of Valerie or the play, and this leads to the typical Christmas scenario of flared tempers and strong words. There is no shortage of people who could have murdered Nathaniel. Preview — Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer. This one, like the others, has lots of style and is easy and undemanding to read.


It was amusing to have the vapid, stunning yet a bit cunning Valerie and her histrionics set against her opposite, the placid and uninterested Maude always looking to bore people over her book on Elisabeth of Austria. On a related note, I was never convinced that Stephen would succumb to the wiles of a lovely airhead or, more specifically, her mother.

A Holiday Whodunnit with a behind locked door country house party setting was a delicious prospect.

The clever young man is a stock character of Heyer’s — almost every mystery of hers has one, whether clownish, sarcastic, socially-inappropriate, or merely ill-behaved. Not as good as her Regency books but quite enjoyable.

Why Shoot a Butler? It was copyrighted inwhich makes it an authentic period piece. Joseph had nevious a guest list brilliantly headed for mayhem This is the first book I’ve read by Heyer with a woman of character. With a paragraph Heyer can tell you more about a character then some authors can do in 2 or 3 books. Jun 22, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: But seriously, bless her heart and all the Mathildas in the world who take these men on.

Nat’s niece, Paula, brings with her a promising young playwright and hopes to convince him to back a play when he doesn’t even care for such stuff and definitely doesn’t want Paula involved.

I knew who had done it, the moment murder happens.