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    Description

    Slumped on a seat under an oak tree is old Sampson Warrenby, with a bullet through his head.

    Everybody in the village is ready to tell Chief Inspector Hemingway who did it. Could the murderer have been the dead man's niece? Or perhaps it was the other town solicitor? The couple at the farm had a guilty secret - what was it? And why is it someone else actually wants to be the prime suspect?

    Add to this the fact that Warrenby was blackmailing someone, and Hemingway has his work cut out for him.

    ©1953 Georgette Rougier (P)2015 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    "We had better start ranking Heyer alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey and Allingham." ( San Francisco Chronicle)
    "A writer of great wit and style." ( The Daily Telegraph)
    "Georgette Heyer is second to none." ( The Sunday Times)

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    • Darlene Hicks
    • 23/04/2015

    Good story, sorry narrator

    This is one of my favorite of Heyer's mystery stories. It has wonderful characters and a mystery that keeps you guessing. Unfortunately Ulli Birve's narration leaves the story flat. She seems to think that masculine. voices. are. all. uninflected. and. stilted. I'm sorry there isn't a negative rating for the narrator.

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    • Anne
    • 06/02/2015

    Just so-so

    Would you be willing to try another book from Georgette Heyer? Why or why not?

    I enjoy her Regency novels and some of her mysteries. The performance made it difficult to appreciate this book.

    Would you be willing to try another one of Ulli Birvé’s performances?

    No. Stilted, difficult to distinguish the different characters.

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    • Mrs. H. M. Pype
    • 27/12/2015

    Great book ruined by dreary reader.

    Having had a couple of Heyer's detective novels from Audible, I wish they could be done again by another reader. The lack of timing and expression render the wit flat and make the story seem dull. I had to keep going back because I kept tuning out. This is an old favourite of mine but if it had been the first novel I'd bought from Audible, I would never have bought anything else. She sounds like an automated voice on computer.

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    • Marya
    • 20/07/2015

    One of her best

    Enjoyed this book, very good plot, the narrator was excellent mostly, except for a couple of characters.

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    • Steven L. Wilson
    • 29/05/2015

    Another sterling performance by Heyer's and Birve

    It helps of course that I tumbled onto the key to the solution as soon as it appeared, but this is belongs to the English village murder mystery of which I am so fond. The cast of characters and likely suspects is wide and they well drawn, and Heyer's characteristic humor is on display. I like her slightly jaundiced eye. If you're a fan you've probably already read this, but if you are looking for a fine example of the classic murder mystery genre try this one.

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    • Monica
    • 02/07/2021

    Ulli Birve commits murder

    Heyer' mysteries are charming, witty. The reader's slow monotone could not be a worse choice.

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    • Maribee7
    • 28/01/2015

    I really tried...

    I really tried, but I couldn't get past Chapter 3. Once I find myself paying more attention to what I am doing, and then rewinding to get back to prior part or looking for other books while listening to this I know the book isn't for me. I have even tried to listen to another of Georgette Heyer's mysteries narrated by Uli. I even tried to speed up the narration, nothing doing. It just didn't keep my interest. Will maybe try another but I doubt it.

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    • relaxed
    • 11/03/2021

    Clever, entertaining and amusing

    Typical witty banter with Inspector Hemingway and cast of village characters ( and red herrings). Satisfyingly complex murder mystery.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 17/11/2020

    excellent

    I love Hemingway and watching him with his own Inspector working for him is a treat. I must say that I truly didn't remember much of this but it was a "re-read".

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    • Julie Arcand Arcand
    • 29/05/2020

    not best heyer story

    love georgette heyer but this was a little less gifted than most and I am not fond of the narrator

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    • emma
    • 22/07/2021

    nun aber schnell!

    Klar, wenn der Urlaub vor der Tür steht, muss sich auch Inspector Hemingway beeilen, einen Fall aufzuklären... 😉
    Wunderbare Charaktere (leider nicht mehr der schottische Inspector Sandy Grant😔), eine sehr amüsante "Studie des Dorflebens", keine verschlossene Tür, kein unbekanntes Gift, aber genügend Komplikationen, um Hemingway Spaß zu machen...
    Das beste sind wahrscheinlich die Pekinesen und ihre Namen: ich schlage für den neuen Wurf "Unbekannt", "Unmöglich" und "Ungezogen" vor...
    Sehr empfehlenswert!