A Christmas Party (Paperback)Georgette Heyer (author)
- In stock
Previously titled Envious Casca
'Tis the season to find whodunit ...
It is no ordinary Christmas at Lexham Manor.
Six holiday guests find themselves the suspects in a murder inquiry when the old Scrooge who owns the substantial estate is found stabbed in the back.
Whilst the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered the locked room where the victim was found, to commit this foul deed.
For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, the investigation is also complicated by the fact that every guest at Lexham Manor is hiding something - casting suspicion far and wide...
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
Heyer's characterisation 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
A writer of great wit and style . . . I've read her books to ragged shreds. * Daily Telegraph *
Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended. * New York Times *
We had better start ranking her alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey and Allingham. * San Francisco Chronicle *
You may also be interested in...
“A Christmas Party”
Very atmospheric and exceptional whodunit.
“Full of period language and atmosphere”
A really fun whodunnit. I love the way she uses the language of the time to build a comprehensive picture of the characters and settings. A fun country house murder mystery.
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Please note that owing to current COVID-19 restrictions, many of our shops are closed. Find out more by clicking here.