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May 2019 Fiction: Mystery & Thrillers

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Country House Mysteries
Duplicate Death
By (author): Georgette Heyer
9781492677154 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional May 07, 2019
$21.50 CAD
Active 5.15 x 7.09 x 1.09 in 400 pages Sourcebooks Poisoned Pen Press

Double the murder means double the stakes in this Golden Age mystery from Georgette Heyer

Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him when a seemingly civilized game of Duplicate Bridge leads to a double murder. The crimes seem identical, but were they carried out by the same hand? Things become even more complicated when the fiancée of the inspector's young friend Timothy Kane becomes Hemingway's prime suspect. Kane is determined to prove the lady's innocence—but when he begins digging into her past, he finds it's more than a little bit shady...

Classic country house mystery, perfect for readers of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers!

"Ranks alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey, and Allingham." —San Francisco Chronicle

"The wittiest of detective story writers."—Daily Mail

Georgette Heyer's novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. English Heritage has awarded Georgette Heyer one of their prestigious Blue Plaques, designating her Wimbledon home as the residence of an important figure in British history. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success.
Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. A very private woman, she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or personal life. Her work included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.

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