Second to none in her ability to make detective stories, Georgette Heyer is queen of the genre.
Slumped on a seat under an oak tree is old Sampson Warrenby, with a bullet through his brain. He is discovered by his anxious niece, Mavis, who is just one of the tne people in the village in the running for chief suspect, having just cause to dislike Warrenby intensely. Only Chief Inspector Hemingway can uncover which of the ten has turned hatred into murder.
'We had better start ranking Heyer alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey and Allingham'
'Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended'
'Sharp, clear and witty'
'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"'
'The scarlet-coated lady and the young man sat opposite each other, and occasionally exchanged glances of acute dislike'
Jennifer Kloester researched Georgete Heyer's life and writing for ten years having exclusive access to her notebooks, private papers and untapped archives, resulting in a groundbreaking biography of one of Britain’s best novelists. Here, Kloester celebrates 80 years of Heyer’s first Regency novel, Regency Buck