Book Reviews of Penhallow

Author: Georgette Heyer
ISBN-13: 9780425097786
ISBN-10: 0425097781
Publication Date: 5/1/1987
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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English parlor mystery set in the 1930s-40s period.
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I love the period-piece mysteries that Georgette Heyer wrote about the 30's and 40's in England. There is always some vague young thing that is put-upon and some dashing ner-do-well that shapes up at the end and does something heroic. This one was not amusing and I only liked one of that characters. Ms. Heyer was a consumate author and her mysteries are so much more enjoyable and better written than her romance novels. Her husband was a barrister and they must have had some rousing good discussion as to good and evil and what lay in between. this was a very different novel for her and much darker than she usually attempted. Well written.