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Behold, Here's Poison
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on 9 March 2015
Excellent entertaining mystery. Are the characters mostly rather flat? Yes, but not more so than many of the genre at that time, but with one character complex enough to perplex and a pleasantly engaging minor character in the form of a Detective Sergeant. Are there enough puzzles to keep even the most experienced of armchair sleuths guessing till almost the very end? Certainly.
If you enjoy the mystery crime genre popular in the early-mid 20th century but haven't yet discovered Georgette Heyer you have an ideal little wet weekend treat in store reading this or any of her other crime novels. If, like me, you are old enough to have read them long ago, and rather forgotten about them, then you will thoroughly enjoy becoming reacquainted. She's not quite in the same class as more literary writers of the period like Dorothy L Sayers or Michael Innes, nor do her books have the fiendish complexity of someone like Edmund Crispin, or the slightly unsettling atmosphere of Gladys Mitchell, but they are skilfully constructed and highly entertaining.
If you have been trying to read some of those awful pastiches aping the style of 'cosy' crime writers that are currently flooding Amazon and been — understandably — disappointed, give up and turn to this lesser-known but still vastly better Golden Age original. She's the real deal!
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on 21 January 2017
This is really rather good, with quite a clever plot. True there is one wincingly heavy-handed clue and a somewhat obvious murder method, but the denouement still came as a surprise to this admittedly rather lazy reader. As for the characters, there is the inevitable young gel in her twenties -- not, for once, in possession of a bull-terrier -- but the others are interesting and not too noticeably taken from stock. If you only read one of Ms Heyer's crime oeuvre, I suggest this one. You won't, of course; you'll be suckered into buying all the others. Well there are worse ways to spend your money.
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on 16 June 2017
Worth reading from cover to cover. I didn't skip once, and this is not the first time I've read it.
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on 14 May 2017
Arrived on time and in good condition. Another good detective story which I thoroughly enjoyed reading.
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on 24 October 2017
One of my favourite Heyer crime novels
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on 14 June 2017
top marks from wife
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on 28 August 2017
I liked it
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on 23 April 2017
great service will be buying more
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on 21 June 2016
Love Georgette Heyer but this isn't one of her best - but it is still a Georgette Heyer so will love it and read it anyway.
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on 8 May 2006
I'd never read a detective novel and picked this up by chance (the camp cover doesn't really match the plot). It's great fun, wonderfully written and is like reading a Sunday evening tv whodunnit. The sotry was written in 1936 and is set for the main part in a middle class family home. The characters are all interesting and many of them have a motive. You won't guess the ending but it is belivable!
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