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Why Shoot a Butler?

ISBN: 9781402217951

By: Georgette Heyer

Published: 04/07/2009

Georgette Heyer delivers a classic English country-house murder mystery with a twist, in which it's the butler who's the victim, rather than the murderer.

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Description

Every family has secrets, but the Fountains' are turning deadly… On a dark night, along a lonely country road, barrister Frank Amberley stops to help a young lady in distress and discovers a sports car with a corpse behind the wheel. The girl protests her innocence, and Amberley believes her—at least until he gets drawn into the mystery and the clues incriminating Shirley Brown begin to add up… In an English country-house murder mystery with a twist, it's the butler who's the victim, every clue complicates the puzzle, and the bumbling police are well-meaning but completely baffled. Fortunately, in ferreting out a desperate killer, amateur sleuth Amberley is as brilliant as he is arrogant, but this time he's not sure he wants to know the truth… PRAISE FOR WHY SHOOT A BUTLER? "If genteel mysteries are your cup of tea, you have here a steaming teapot just waiting to be poured." Bestsellers "Georgette Heyer is second to none." Sunday Times "Heyer is an author to read ׫ this means you!" New York Herald Tribune "Sharp, clear, and witty" New Yorker

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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“...[D]raws the readers into the upper class world of the English country house.” - Reading Adventures

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 7 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 10.64 oz
Page Count: 336 pages

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