Detection Unlimited Author:Georgette Heyer The Late and Unlamented — It was on a hot June evening, and young Haswell had just motored the lovely Abby Dearham back from Thornden's social event of the week. All of the village uppercrust had come to the Haswell's tennis party -- the Squire, the Vicar, the sharp-tongued heir to five centuries of local real estate. But Sampson Warrenby had dec... more »lined, and no one was sorry.
Why this charmless social-climber as invited was beyond Abby. Had he some sinister hold on the social leaders of Thornden?
All joking was cut short when a wild-eyed girl came running down the lane. For it was Warrenby's niece, announcing he was dead.« less