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Duplicate Deathby Georgette Heyer
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Pungent dialogue and A1 characterization.
Ms. Heyer is one of the most entertaining writers I have ever read.
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 fiancee 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.
A civilized game of Duplicate Bridge ends in a double murder in which both victims were strangled with picture wire. The crimes seem identical, but were they carried out by the same hand? The odds of solving this crime are stacked up against Inspector Hemingway. Fortunately, the first-rate detective doesn't miss a trick.
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?
Heyer's mysteries have been compared to Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey, and Margery Allingham. Post-war London and drug use among the upper classes provide a fascinating backdrop to one of the last of mega-bestselling author Georgette Heyer's twelve English country-house mysteries.
An elegant card party turns deadly when two victims are found strangled with a tourniquet of picture wire. The crimes appear to be identical, but were they carried out by the same hand? Timothy Kane from They Found Him Dead is all grown up and an eligible man about town. When his fiance becomes one of Inspector Hemingway's primary suspects, Timothy is determined to prove her innocentbut discovers the lady's past is more than a little bit shady
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