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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Like I’ve already mentioned, though, the mystery was definitely a facer. The narrator, Ulli Birve, did a splendid job once again with the second book in the Inspector Hemingway series. Insert image from URL Tip: Stephen envioous an even more unpleasant Kenneth Vereker, Violet becomes Valerie.
Supposedly this is a Christmas book, but when all the characters except Uncle Joseph are just too, too sophisticated to do anything but sneer at the prospect of decorating a tree or putting up decorations, it loses whatever holiday atmosphere it might have had.
Probably something so simple that a child could have ‘Interesting!
I don’t like the lay-out, I don’t like the locality, and if I don’t find a whole crowd of suspects, all telling a lot of silly lies for no reason at all, my instinct’s all wrong, and that’s all there is to it.
Recommended for Heyer completists and fans of British Golden Age crime fiction. Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him with so many suspects and motives, but stuck on the means and opportunity with that frustrating locked door.
View all 4 comments. Then there is Nat’s business partner who irritates him with the latest business proposal. The second half is where the murder occurs and the whodunit gets going. I enjoyed this book, but it was hard going the first half-once I got past the interminable family squabbling, the sardonic grinning Stephen, and the quelling looks from butler Sturry is was very good. While I may not read the mysteries again, I’ve had lots of fun with them over the past few months.
Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity.
Trivia About Envious Casca In Preview — Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer. While the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered envioud locked room to commit the foul deed.
I really enjoyed this, although I did not think it was as good as the previous Hemingway book, for the simple reason that the culprit was, in my mind, fairly obvious.
Bull-terriers and Stephen Herriard. It’s a totally different style to her romances and I will read more of them.
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The clever young man is a stock character of Heyer’s — almost every mystery of hers has one, whether clownish, sarcastic, socially-inappropriate, or merely ill-behaved.
Feb 27, Laura enviou it really liked it Shelves: How can you not enjoy a mystery that has a library book as one of the major clues to solving the murder?
casva She makes them all come to life even the housemaids that you don’t even know the names of. They are amongst my favourite comfort reads.
Contemporary Fiction Crime Crime Fiction. I can’t think why you do. In addition to my love of locked room mysteries, there were many other pluses to this somewhat cozy mystery.
Joseph has planned a family reunion for Christmas, although there is not really much goodwill to all men, or family members, emanating from Nathaniel. The Unfinished Clue Georgette Heyer. There may be even more motives in this family gathering than in your own, though.