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PC Glass finds a house unlocked - and a dead body inside!
on 6 April 2002
It was not surprising that Ernest Fletcher was murdered - he really was not a very nice man!
Why had Helen North been in Ernest's study on the night of his death? Why did she hide behind a tree when another visitor arrived - and who was he? Helen's sister, Sally, was determined to solve the mystery - aided and abetted by Ernest's heir, Neville. The police were delighted to have Sally's help - especially as she turned out to be a detective story writer.
The London detectives were also helped or hindered by PC Glass, who had an irritating habit of quoting the bible at every opportunity. The case was not an easy one, and when one of their prime suspects was found murdered, it became even more complicated.
The solution of the mystery was ingenious, but if you look hard enough, you will find enough clues in the book to help you find the murderer before the police do!
This was probably my least favourite of the Georgette Heyer detective novels, mainly because the intensely irritating habit of PC Glass of quoting the bible jarred very quickly!
However, it is well crafted, and there is the usual love interest, and once you have become hooked on Heyer's detective novels, you will want to read them all!