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Penhallow

ISBN: 9781402218033

By: Georgette Heyer

Published: 10/05/2010

A family tyrant whose murder has shocking and far-reaching consequences…

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“Miss Heyer’s characters act and speak with an ease and conviction that is as refreshing as it is rare in the ordinary mystery novel.” —Times Literary Supplement “The characters are…among the most complex and believable characters she has created.” —Boston Evening Transcript A family tyrant whose murder has shocking and far-reaching consequences… Hated for his cruel and vicious nature, yet ruling his family with an iron hand from his sickbed, tyrannical patriarch Adam Penhallow is found murdered the day before his birthday. His entire family had assembled for his birthday celebration, and every one of them had the ways and means to commit the crime. As accusation and suspicion turn in one direction, then another, the claws and backstabbing come out, and no one is exempt from the coming implosion. What readers are saying: “The psychology of the suspects was fascinating.” “An impressive piece of writing, darker than Heyer’s other mysteries.” Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty books, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. Her barrister husband, Ronald Rougier, provided many of the plots for her detective novels, which are classic English country house mysteries reminiscent of Agatha Christie. Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, inventive plots, and sparkling characterization.

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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Jimmy the Bastard was cleaning boots, in a stone paved room at the back of the house which commanded, through its chamfered windows, a view of the flagged yard, of

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Format: Paperback

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Length: 7 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 14.72 oz
Page Count: 464 pages

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