Georgette Heyer's brilliant and highly acclaimed series of detective novels, now in a handsome new package.
The stabbing of irascible General Sir Arthur Billington-Smith fails to stir up grief in anyone - least of all his family, which is no wonder considering the way he had treated them all during the fateful weekend. He had disinherited his son, humiliated his wife, refused to help his financially stricken nephew and made no secret of his loathing for his son's fiancee, a cabaret dancer. Inspector Harding picks his way through a mass of familial discontent to find the culprit - and find much more besides.
“'We had better start ranking Heyer alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey and Allingham'”
San Francisco Chronicle
“'Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended'”
New York Times
“'Sharp, clear and witty'”
The New Yorker
“'Heyer's characters and dialogue are an abiding delight to me ... I have seldom met people to whom I have taken so violent a fancy from the word "Go"'”
Dorothy L. Sayers
“'The wittiest of detective writers'”
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