Why Shoot a Butler Author:Georgette Heyer Georgette Heyer delivers a classic English country-house murder mystery with a twist, in which it's the butler who's the victim, rather than the murderer. When local barrister Frank Amberley takes a wrong turn on his way to visit his aunt and uncle and accidentally discovers a murder, he impulsively protects the young woman he meets at th... more »e crime scene. In the course of ferreting out the killer, his disdain for the bumbling police adds comic relief, and he displays true brilliance at solving the crime. Heyer's first big success in the mystery category, originally published in 1933 and not available in the US market in at least five years.« less
Georgette Heyer's genius lies in her ability to recreate a time and place so vividly, you feel like you've been there. She is subtle, treating her reader like an equal who doesn't to be hit on the head with explanations. I haven't read a book by her that I didnt' enjoy.
I enjoyed this so much. A mystery in Heyer style my first. I loved there were no explicitly graphic murder scenes etc. And you have to pay attention to the very beginning to grasp the end. The aunt and cousin were instrumental to this story in quite a funny way.