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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409049333
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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Why Shoot a Butler?




Georgette Heyer's brilliant and highly acclaimed series of detective novels, now in a handsome new package

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.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409049333
  • 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 Why Shoot a Butler?

“Praise for Georgette Heyer's mystery novels:”

“'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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