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Why Shoot a Butler?
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 me...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781402217951
ISBN-10: 1402217951
Publication Date: 4/1/2009
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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.
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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.
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Written in the true classic "golden age" of mysteries.......This was my first exposure to Georgette Heyer and I plan on reading more! ....a gem....
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