Footsteps in the Dark

Footsteps in the Dark

by Georgette Heyer
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Footsteps in the Dark 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 638 reviews.
slferguson More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite mysteries. I had a hard time finding it in paperback and am delighted to be able to purchase it for my nook so I don't have to go looking for it when I want to read it. It's part Gothic, part modern mystery. I love the way she twists the two together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written 1932, British. It was published the same year her only child/son was born. She did not consider it very good because it was written while she was pregnant, but I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Wonderful humor between the characters. Good suspense. The plot was somewhat predictable, but that didn’t matter to me because I loved the story and the people.
CorinaFL More than 1 year ago
I am not fond of English mysteries. I find the language cumbersome and the stories drawn out unnecessarily. All of this held true for this book. It was a very slow read for me. But if you like this type of mystery and are not hindered by the language, you might enjoy it.
Nikki May More than 1 year ago
Well, it was a free Friday book that didn't seem to be my usual style. However, I love to read. This book was a good one. I liked the older setting and really thought the characters were interesting. I had the mystery solved, but that didn't take away from it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My one big question which of course would have helped solve the mystery faster would be why werent there any dogs around jack russels or the pit bulls she usually had in her story? A few of these roaming the house or going for walks or sitting in dark would have put short the ghosts to men also nice german shepard to walk at night with policeman
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These may not be the most up to date books, but Anglophiles will love Georgette. She even provided the answer to a Trivia question on a cruise! What is the original name of the game badminton? Read them and find out.
Zhules More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down, I love this British author and her authentic dialog and characters. The haunted house aspect was very scary and the constable was hilarious! Laughed out loud. A must-read for this genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was long on details regarding actions that could have been explained in a paragraph. Whether one takes cream and/or sugar in one's tea should not be drawn out. The book read swiftly due, in part, to Ms Heyer's excellent use of language. The mystery was deterining the identity of the monk, why did he want the protagonests out of the Priory, and to what lenghts would he go to make certain they left? Ms Heyer certainly kept me guessing for those answers, and her characters were well developed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had some capturing moments. Overall it was a fun story with haunted passages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What starts out as a hauntedhouse turns into a suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd never heard of this author before and was very pleased with this mystery. I liked the characters better than Agatha Christie's standard "props".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reminded me of Murder She Wrote. I was interested till the end and surprised it was easy to read due to the age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first reading of English mystery. I usually watch it on television. This book is by no means a disappointment. It does everything you expect a book to do. Goes into great detail about everything going on so that you are right there in every scene, hearing every word and accent. Keeps you guessing, but provides great mystery. No way is this book predictable to the point where you know the ending before getting half way through.I am now addicted to Mrs Heyer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a classic mystory. Although it is decades old, it is still a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need some undemanding reading and want the frivolousness of a 1930s British country home mystery. It might have been au courant at the time. Now its chief interest lies in the period atmosphere it evokes. The blurb may have compared Heyer to Christie, but that under values Christie. Makes a decent enough reading experience in a time too hectic to concentrate on much.
Heather Bash More than 1 year ago
Fun mystery!
maryabeth_21 More than 1 year ago
It's all I could ask for, I kept thinking it was this person or that, but at the end it was somebody I wouldnt thought of pointing at!!!!!!! LOVE IT....
hls1966 More than 1 year ago
Three stars from me is good! Set in the English countryside post-WWI and written contemporaneously, the atmosphere, setting, humor, and social behaviors and attitudes are a pleasant distraction from modern life. While I found it slightly predictable on a few points, it was not dissapointingly so due to the enjoyable presentation. It is not, as some reviewers have suggested, written in "olde english". If you enjoy old movies (early 20th century), you'll find the dialogue very accessible. Even American movies of that era have similar dialogue. Think early Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant. For a modern example, think The King's English.
NANABANANAMB More than 1 year ago
loved this book.I couldn't put it down until I was finished reading. Well written and full of suspense.I couldn't solve this one until the very end...well done Georgette.
elaine davis More than 1 year ago
Tightly constructed plot with no loose ends. The characters were believable , likeable and intelligent! No mean feat when considering some poor modern stuff passing as mysteries. The dialogue was especially witty and clever. I cant think how Ive missed Georgette Heyer all these years!
Pulpiteer0 More than 1 year ago
Terrific plot. A mystery tale with a proper ghost, intricately woven English detective work and fun mixed in.
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