Envious Casca

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Also published as A CHRISTMAS PARTY

It is no ordinary Christmas at Lexham Manor. Six holiday guests find themselves the suspects of a murder enquiry when the old Scrooge, Nathaniel Herriad, who owns the substantial estate, is found stabbed in the back. whilst the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered the locked room to commit this foul deed. For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, ’tis the season to find whodunit.

© Georgette Heyer 1941 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Critics Review

  • We had better start ranking Heyer alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey and Allingham

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended

    New York Times
  • Sharp, clear and witty

    The New Yorker
  • Heyer’s characters and dialogue are an abiding delight to me … I have seldom met people to whom I have taken so violent a fancy from the word “Go”

    Dorothy L. Sayers
  • The wittiest of detective writers

    Daily Mail

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