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  • Posted November 16, 2009

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    Great historical mystery and accurate.

    I liked this book because it seemed to have captured the very essence of English society of the time and it was just so accurately done I had no problems picturing the setting, the characters, and as I progressed with the story it just got more interesting.

    I loved the mystery aspect of this, it certainly did keep me guessing! you're actually left until nearly the very end to learn who the culprit was. I found myself always changing my mind on who might have done it (some of my guesses were so outrageous I'm actually laughing about it now) but it was nice how it was written to make it look like as if each of the suspects could have possibly done it since they all had a motive to do it. Each suspect was explained with their possible connection to the murder and it was done in such a clever way you're left jumping from one character to another pointing the finger as to who did it. Definitely a job well done in that aspect of writing.

    Character wise, I liked most of them. With a name like Ermyntrude what's not to like! I have to admit I liked Mary from the start. She just seemed so steady and had a serious head on her shoulders I enjoyed her character a lot. I thought Vicky was one of the most annoying characters in the book. I couldn't really stand her and her melodrama and immaturity just made you hate her even more, especially when she started pointing the finger and trying to get Inspector Hemingway to go to other possible suspects to take the blame off of her (in many ways I had it set in my head that she was the one who committed the crime and she was my main suspect, but only because I just couldn't stand her and wanted her out of the way). Hugh doesn't really help much with telling Vicky to be quiet and I really don't see what he sees in her but to each his/her own, right? (I rather wanted him to be with Mary). The Prince was such a stereotypical charming character but had a phony side to him that made him enjoyable to read, especially his behavior towards Ermyntrude, it was obvious he was after her, but it was just funny to see him try and get her attention.

    A few criticisms about this book, well the plot is a little slow but it's to give you a proper introduction to the characters and a way to get you to know them more so the mystery will work out perfectly. I understand that and think it was a necessity otherwise if you were just to read about the suspects and their motives without really getting to know their character it just wouldn't be a fun read at all. It could have moved a little more quickly though. Another thing, because this book was written in the 30's, it's a very different style of writing and I found it a little hard to get used to. Plus Inspector Hemingway got so analytical about the case, and if you combine that with the style of writing it got hard to follow and understand sometimes. I had to reread some passages to get the understanding of it.

    Overall, a wonderful mystery read if you have the patience to get through the writing and a slow moving but interesting plot.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Enjoyable!

    It is along the lines of Agatha Christie, & I've always loved her books. Excellent classical who done it book.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

    Fun and delightful read

    Enjoy Georgette Heyer? You will enjoy this series!

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    Enjoyable!

    I love a fun, easy pulp fiction mystery novel - in general that means something by Janet Evanovich or J.D. Robb - reading a pulp fiction novel from another era was definitely fun! Loved reading quips from another age and Georgette Heyer had an ease to her writing that made it very pleasurable to read. Looking forward to reading the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Like an old stage play mystery

    Great character development and dialogue. I felt like I was in the middle of a play. Enjoyable, old fashioned mystery, along the lines of Agatha Christie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    For Lovers of English Country Gentry Murder Mysteries.

    Fun to read with a touch of Jane Austen, though without her depth and originality of characterization. The ending, though all but announced well before the actual denouement, comes as a surprise nevertheless and is both intricate and ingenious.

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