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A Blunt Instrument
A Blunt Instrument
Author: Georgette Heyer
ISBN-13: 9780553029123
ISBN-10: 0553029126
Publication Date: 1973
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: New York: Bantam, 1973
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Everyone liked Ernest Fletcher but someone killed him anyway. Insp. Hemingway and Hannasyde of Scotland Yard felt it was an unlikely crime for a London suburb. Who tiptoed into the study to do the deed? A good old-fashioned Heyer mystery.
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Wonderful humor!
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In addition to being the queen of the regency romance, Georgette Heyer wrote excellent mysteries. All the clues are there for you as well as for the inspector and his sergeant. There are also some eccentric young people and some romance as well. Very much in the vein of Agatha Christie.
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An old-fashioned murder mystery set in the days when life was simpler. I hardly ever figure out 'whodunit', and thus probably enjoy these types of books more than more discerning readers. But even I figured this one out fairly quickly. Maybe I've finally read enough to see the clues. Still, I recommend this as a lite-snack for the brain.
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Even though I had read this before, I have decided to reread all the Heyers, and am enjoying them so much more this time around!
This one - WOW! You are guessing until the end! There are a couple of what might almost be called red herrings, but Heyer doesn't cheat! Good period feel, too.