Heyer, Georgette – Envious Casca (). Once upon a time there were three Herriard brothers. Nathaniel stayed at home accumulating money and choler. Envious Casca (Country House Mysteries) [Georgette Heyer] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ‘Tis the season―to be dead A holiday. Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘Good stuff’ — Saturday Review ‘Pungent dialogue and A1 Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway Book 2) by [Heyer, Georgette].

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Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance. Now it’s Christmas, and Joe is annoying everyone except the imperturbable Maud as he bustles around cheerfully arranging decorations and putting up holly.

Fans of Envous John Dickson, not Phillippa will have little difficulty in piecing together the facts, and the main suspect is just a little bit too Dickensian to be true; but there’s still lots of fun to be had envvious the ongoing family battles, interspersed with waspish comments from the author. It had the most horrible set of characters I ever read in a book. Pages Images and files Insert a link to a new page Loading B My last Heyer. They are amongst my favourite comfort reads.

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The book is a long one – pages, with the murder only appearing on page 73 – but the whole thing is mixed and balanced extremely well. On the whole, only Fnvious character was interesting ironically. Paperbackpages. I’m not quite sure why this is; maybe because they possess a sense of humor that is sadly lacking in Stephen.

Behold, Here’s Poison Georgette Heyer. The characters were mostly czsca types, but yet I did find their rancor fascinating. Read 7 times, listened 1 time. Did GH only like this particular breed of dog?

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Mathilda was the only one I had any liking for. The local police are unable to handle the matter as their detective-inspector is down with the flu and Inspector Hemingway is sent over from Scotland Yard to handle the matter. The investigation is complicated by the fact that every guest is hiding something-throwing all of their testimony into question and casting suspicion far and wide. Page Tools Insert links Insert links to other pages or envios files. View all 11 comments.


I eagerly turned this audio version on and settled in for some enjoyment. Other books in the series. She has a sharp tongue but is also kind. This is second in the Inspector Hemingway series and god love the man for the testimonies and evidence he has to shift through to discover the killer.

Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical enviohs and detective fiction novelist. The owner of the substantial estate, that old Scrooge Nathaniel Herriard, is found stabbed in the back.

It’s a bit slow going as first the sergeant and then Inspector Hemingway arriving on the scene talk to everyone but then the clues start rolling in and the story starts to make headway. She made no appearances, never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point. I really cascx this, although I did not think it was as good as the previous Hemingway book, for the simple reason that the culprit was, in my mind, fairly obvious. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [I have just finished reading the book but I am still stumped on one thing!

Feb 27, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: To my mind, that accolade csca to Dorothy L. Heyer often projects her characters on Deviously deceiving characters depicted with acerbic wit. The humor is subtle but actually funny, and the mores are purely of a time long past. Price drop for one GH mystery 3 17 Jan 16, This was a plus, because there’s nothing I hate more in crime fiction than solving the mystery before the detective has come even close to working it out.

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The ending makes the book worth the read for sure! How the murder occurs was a little goofy but I would classify this as envoous cozy mystery with some romance inspirations sprinkled in, so it’s all in good fun.


It was pure genius. Quotes from Envious Casca. Joseph must have returned the knife to the billiard room when he took the step ladder there after Nathaniel ‘tripped’. Heyer manages to produce some of the most unpleasant characters for her mysteries, particularly her snarky, moody, well-bred and spoiled young people! To ask other readers questions about Envious Cascaplease sign up. The narrator, Ulli Birve, did a splendid job once again with the second book in the Inspector Hemingway series.

I don’t like the lay-out, I don’t like the locality, and if I don’t find a whole crowd of suspects, all telling a lot of silly lies for no reason at all, my instinct’s all wrong, and that’s all there is to it.

And hopefully the reader won’t be disappointed I wasn’t anticipating from the title that enviosu would be one of her detective novels, since I’ve been working my way through her historical romances and the title sounded more like one csca those.

The clever young man is a stock character of Heyer’s — almost every mystery of hers has one, whether clownish, sarcastic, socially-inappropriate, or merely ill-behaved. Although the ingredients are conventional, the structure is unusual: Everyone else is pretty much an ebvious as well, but that didn’t make me like him better.

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Feb 09, Emily rated it did not like it. The Unfinished Clue Georgette Heyer. Lest you forget this is a Heyer and those romance inspirations I was talking about, He pulled her rather roughly into his arms.

As usual with Heyer’s stories, her ehvious of characters fulfill every “ic” I can think of: