Why Shoot a Butler? (Country House Mysteries)
Why Shoot a Butler - Country House Mysteries Author:Georgette Heyer Every family has secrets, but the Fountains' are turning deadly.?On a dark night, along a lonely country road, barrister Frank Amberley stops to help a young lady in distress and discovers a sports car with a corpse behind the wheel. The girl protests her innocence, and Amberley believes her?at least until he gets drawn into the mystery and the ... more »clues incriminating Shirley Brown begin to add up.In an English country-house murder mystery with a twist, it's the butler who's the victim, every clue complicates the puzzle, and the bumbling police are well-meaning but completely baffled. Fortunately, in ferreting out a desperate killer, amateur sleuth Amberley is as brilliant as he is arrogant, but this time he's not sure he wants to know the truth.« 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.