Death in the Stocks Author:Geprgette Heyer Sibling Rivalry. The Moonlight shone on the quiet village green and on a man's two motionless feet stuck throught the holes of a pair of stocks. Wealthy Arnold Vereker had been murdered, and every member of his eccentric family had a motive - money. Was it his half-sister Antonia, whoe marriage he had forbidden, or her embezzling lover? etc.