Synopses & Reviews
A houseful of people he loathes is not Sir Arthur's worst problem
It should have been a lovely English country-house weekend. But the unfortunate guest-list is enough to exasperate a saint, and the host, Sir Arthur Billington-Smith, is an abusive wretch hated by everyone from his disinherited son to his wife's stoic would-be lover. When Sir Arthur is found stabbed to death, no one is particularly grievedand no one has an alibi. The unhappy guests fi nd themselves under the scrutiny of Scotland Yard's cool-headed Inspector Harding, who has solved tough cases beforebut this time, the talented young inspector discovers much more than he's bargained for.
PRAISE FOR GEORGETTE HEYER:
Miss Heyer has the delightful talent of blending humor with mystery.
Boston Evening Transcript
Heyer is an author to readthis means you
New York Herald Tribune
Miss Heyer's characters and dialogue are an abiding delight to me... I have seldom met people to whom I have taken so violent a fancy from the word 'Go.'
Dorothy L. Sayers
The stabbing of irascible General Sir Arthur Billington-Smith fails to stir up grief in anyone, least of all his family, which is no wonder considering the way he had treated them all during the fateful weekend. Inspector Harding picks his way through a mass of familial discontent to find the culprit -- and much more besides.
A new Heyer mystery, "The Unfinished Clue" is reminiscent of Agatha Christie, in which every guest is a suspect, and none has an alibi.