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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The detection begins on Christmas Eve, with the arrival of a local uniformed Inspector, and continues with the arrival of Inspector Hemingway from Scotland Yard.

This book is a part of my personal book collection and one I’ve always wanted to read, but somehow never got around to. Nathaniel stayed at home accumulating money and choler.

View all 12 comments. The ending makes the book worth the read for sure! An old favorite English manor house mystery, with a lovely set of red herring suspects and a delightfully satisfying caasca. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

The following quote is a bit of a spoiler and my little comment after it, you’d know who ends up pairing up and probably figure out two characters cassca aren’t the killer. William got married, died and left two children and a widow.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The Best Books of She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin. This is a classic “locked door” mystery set during the holidays, making this a good mystery to pull out this time of year. Nathaniel wanted neither the celebration, nor approved of Valerie or the play, and this leads to the typical Christmas scenario of flared tempers and strong words. Enviouz don’t envioous his new partner and they don’t have as great a chemistry together as him and his other partner.


Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer

My favorite scene was the reading of the play Wormwood. Like I’ve already mentioned, though, the mystery was definitely a facer. All in all, this was a good period mystery. Damn you, don’t do that! So no point of calling it a “whodunnit”.

Can’t win them all, at least it was a quick read! Bull-terriers and Stephen Herriard. Beginning inHeyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year. And the detective wasn’t even charming enough to make me enjoy watching him work. But in this book, not one character Definitely not Heyer’s best, or even the best of the mysteries. Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him with so many suspects and motives, but stuck on the means and opportunity with that frustrating locked door.

Maud was the most interesting character, and it was pretty clear that her role in the story wasn’t going to be very active. While the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered a locked room to commit the foul deed. If someone accidentally brushes up against you: It had the most horrible set of characters I ever read in a book.

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As a locked door mystery, it’s pretty good. Not as good as her Regency books but quite enjoyable. While I may not read the mysteries again, I’ve had lots of fun with them over the past few months. The narrator, Ulli Birve, did a splendid job once again with the second book in the Inspector Hemingway series. She is a great storyteller.

Description ‘Tis the season–to be dead 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. Insert a link to a new page.

Envious Casca

A magnificent butler, though. It’s very hard to be sympathetic or find a character to root for, but I love her skewering of envioue behavior and stereotypes typical of a Golden Age mystery; I have to admit I like her Regencies better, but I always enjoy her mysteries.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. There is no shortage of people who could have murdered Nathaniel. 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.