Duplicate Death

Duplicate Death

Summary

Double the murder means double the stakes in Georgette Heyer’s classic crime story.

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Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him when a seemingly civilized card game ends in a double murder.

The two crimes appear identical, but were they carried out by the same hand?

When Timothy Harte’s young fiancé – a put-upon secretary and suspected gold digger – becomes the inspector’s prime suspect, Harte is determined to prove her innocence.

But when he starts digging into her past, he finds it's more than a little bit shady...

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‘A fabulous, witty writer’
Stephen Fry

‘Georgette Heyer is second to none’
Sunday Times

‘A writer of great style’
The Telegraph

‘Heyer’s characters and dialogue are a delight’
Dorothy L. Sayers

Reviews

  • 'Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended'
    New York Times

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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