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Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2)
Envious Casca - Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2 Author:Georgette Heyer Resigned to spending Christmas at Lexham Manor, Matilda Clare wasn't sure what she dreaded most -- the foul temper of Nat Herriard, the filty-rich old Scrooge who owned the place, or the sweetness-and-light of his brother Joseph. For Joseph, in his optimism, had concocted a guest list brilliantly headed for mayhem. — Among them -- young... more » Stephen, if anything, more acid-tongued than old Nat; his theatrical sister Paula, who had come to put the screws on Nat to back a play for her; and Nat's sharp-dealing business partner, with a finger in some rather strange pies...
"There'll be murder before we're through," Mathilda laughed. And she was absolutely right.« less