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Duplicate Death

ISBN: 9781402218040

By: Georgette Heyer

Published: 04/01/2010

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“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 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… “Ranks alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey, and Allingham.” —San Francisco Chronicle “The wittiest of detective story writers.” —Daily Mail

About the Author

Georgette Heyer

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. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success. 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 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 barrister, and they had one son, Richard.

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Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 7 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 12.80 oz
Page Count: 368 pages

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