Duplicate Death (Inspector Hemingway Mysteries Series #3)

Duplicate Death (Inspector Hemingway Mysteries Series #3)

by Georgette Heyer
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Duplicate Death (Inspector Hemingway Mysteries Series #3) by Georgette Heyer

An elegant card party turns deadly...

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...

Praise for Georgette Heyer:

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

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

"Pungent dialogue and A1 characterization." -Time magazine

"Ms. Heyer is one of the most entertaining writers I have ever read." -Reading Extravaganza

"Miss Heyer has the delightful talent of blending humor with mystery." -Boston Evening Transcript

The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. It is known that she was born in Wimbledon in August 1902, and her first novel, The Black Moth, was published in 1921.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402218040
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Inspector Hemingway Mysteries Series , #3
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 199,608
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. It is known that she was born in Wimbledon in August 1902, and her first novel, The Black Moth, was published in 1921.

Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known also as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and they had one son together, Richard.

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Duplicate Death (Inspector Hemingway Mysteries Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Kat-Boha More than 1 year ago
Part of my love of mysteries is pitting my wits against the detective to see if I can figure out "whodunnit" before the writer reveals the villain to me. I will say this book was a challenge. I had the first murder all figured out but had no idea who had done the second until I was told. Both solutions made total sense but I was definately challenged! I would reccomend this book to anyone who enjoys a good British mystery. Ms. Heyer also has added mysteries to a few of her romances. If you read "Duplicate Death" and like it, try my recommendation. I don't know of another writer that can make me laugh like Georgette Heyer.
mystery-fan More than 1 year ago
In Duplicate Death, the delightfully sharp-tongued and observant Inspector Hemingway needs all his famous "flair" to discover who murdered a gentleman with a shady past during an evening of Duplicate Bridge hosted by a woman whose entrance into high society is shrouded in mystery. The victim is dispatched within fifteen minutes of leaving the game to receive a telephone call in his hostess's boudoir. Which of the several persons absent during that time frame had the motive, means, and opportunity to strangle him with a piece of wire and another item used as a tourniquet? Just as the reader begins to form an opinion as to who committed the first murder, one of the prime suspects is strangled in an identical manner. Were the crimes the work of the same individual or a copycat killer? The situation is further complicated by the questionable past of several of the suspects, including the fiancé of Inspector Hemingway's young friend, Timothy Kane. While solving the mystery, the reader is treated to moments of high comedy provided by an overindulged beauty and her prosy aunt, a young gentleman who has recently abandoned his communist leanings to inherit a title, and Timothy's spirited courtship of his embittered fiancé.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great whodunit. The characters were well developed and you actually have a love or hate relationship with them. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery!
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