Heyer, Georgette – Envious Casca (). Once upon a time there were three Herriard brothers. Nathaniel stayed at home accumulating money and choler. Envious Casca (Country House Mysteries) [Georgette Heyer] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ‘Tis the season―to be dead A holiday. Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘Good stuff’ — Saturday Review ‘Pungent dialogue and A1 Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway Book 2) by [Heyer, Georgette].

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I found it to be a bit drawn out and it ended very abruptly. This classic mystery might have you thinking twice about congregating your family under one roof for a little holiday gathering. Lists with This Book. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. You can pick back up at the Bonus: Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance.

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Nathaniel wanted neither the celebration, nor approved of Valerie or the play, and this leads to the typical Christmas scenario of flared tempers and strong words. No trivia or quizzes yet.

In addition to my love of locked room mysteries, there were many other pluses to this somewhat cozy mystery. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of But the mystery is intriguing.


Joseph wants to be have a holiday party and has invited his niece and nephew, and their current significant others, as well as his brother Nathan’s business partner. There may be even more motives in this family cascz than in your own, though. This was a plus, because there’s nothing I hate more in crime fiction than solving the mystery before the detective has come even close to working it out.

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While I guessed the identity of the culprit with luck rather than through a deductive processI didn’t work out how the murder was done until seconds before the big reveal. Price drop for one GH mystery 3 17 Jan 16, The character sketches we Welldisappointing read. Pages Images and files. For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, ’tis the season to find whodunit.

The clever and daring crime will mystify readers, yet the answer is in plain sight all along Praise for Georgette Heyer: Books by Georgette Heyer. Maud,Nathaniel’s sister-in-law and her book the Empress Elizabeth kept me laughing.

Sayers “A writer of great wit and style. The method of the kill was not hinted in a way that I thought we were supposed to be able to figure out as we read it, so that was not worth puzzling over.

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This book is a part of my personal ebvious collection and one I’ve always wanted to read, but somehow never got around to. Cssca the estate of crabby old Uncle Caeca, a disparate assortment of relatives and their even more bizarre significant others assemble to spend an awkward Christmas, made even more awkward by the unflagging cheerfulness of Uncle Matthew, who wants to put up tacky decorations and play parlor games.

I finally finished this story!! By GH’s standards this was a well constructed mystery although view spoiler [ if you know the history of Elizabeth of Austria you have a bit of an advantage!

The Best Books of It is ghastly from the start and then this is compounded by Nat’s murder behind the locked door of his room. In she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers.

They are amongst my favourite comfort reads.