Why Shoot a Butler?

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Second to none in her ability to make detective stories, Georgette Heyer is queen of the genre.

It is a complete mystery why anyone would choose to murder the trusted old butler of Norton Manor. Barrister turned amateur detective, Frank Amberley, has reason to suspect that the shooting involves the nervy young lady discovered at the scene of the crime, a snooping gentleman in the halls of Greythorne and then a second dead body. A dramatic tale of upstairs, downstairs and family secrets.

© Georgette Heyer 1973 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Critics Review

  • Praise for Georgette Heyer’s mystery novels:

  • ‘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

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