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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409049098
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

They Found Him Dead




Sparkling characterisation and inventive plot from one of the best known and beloved detective novelists of all time.

Sparkling characterisation and inventive plot from one of the best known and beloved detective novelists of all time.

The sixtieth birthday party of Silas Kane was marred by argument and dissension amongst his family. And then, the morning after the celebrations, Kane is found dead at the foot of a cliff. The theory that Silas accidentally lost his way in the fog is confirmed when the coroner returns a verdict of death by misadventure.

But then Kane's nephew and heir is murdered and threats are made on the next in line to the fortune, throwing a new and sinister light on Silas Kane's death. All clues point to an elderly lady of eighty as the killer. But as the redoubtable Superintendent Hannasyde delves further into the case he discovers that nothing is quite as it seems...

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409049098
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Georgette Heyer

Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.

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Praise for They Found Him Dead

'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'

Daily Mail

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