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.
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....
Georgette Heyer is a master at developing colorful characters that endear themselves to the reader very quickly. "Why Shoot a Butler" is certainly no exception to this. The story is well crafted, the mystery is difficult to unravel, but not impossible (if you pay attention), and she even managed to put a delightful romance in the mix. This a very good read; engaging and thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend it to anyone.