Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Death in the Stocks.


'Death in the Stocks' by Georgette Heyer.

A murder, mystery novel. The story is set around a quiet English village, and the death of one of its residents. A man that owned a weekend cottage and appeared to lead a very affluent lifestyle is found murdered.
The victims family are obviously drawn into the investigations , these in their own way appear to hamper the inquiries.

'I'll try ,' said Giles gravely,' but I'm afraid she hasn't much of an opinion of the police. You see, she breeds bull-terriers, and they fight rather.'

The book itself seemed to mirror a' Bertie Wooster' plot as there were many eccentric people involved. As the story developed family feuds were uncovered and long lost relations made an unwelcome return to the family circle.This complicated the police investigation even more , consequently the police need the help of someone closer to home.

This is the first Georgette Heyer mystery I have read and I really enjoyed it and therefore will check out more of the same.

4 comments:

Lezlie said...

Looks fun! I'll have to keep an eye out for this one!

Lezlie

JoAnn said...

I've never read Georgette Heyer, but it sounds like I should! Thanks for the review.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

I adore Heyer, but have yet to read on of her mysteries...I have a feeling that I'll love those too!! Thanks for reviewing!

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

I haven't yet read a Georgette Heyer, but I've seen a lot of great reviews lately, with the reissues.

I didn't realize there were mysteries by her also; how prolific!