Heyer, Georgette – Envious Casca (). Once upon a time there were three Herriard brothers. Nathaniel stayed at home accumulating money and choler. Envious Casca (Country House Mysteries) [Georgette Heyer] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ‘Tis the season―to be dead A holiday. Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘Good stuff’ — Saturday Review ‘Pungent dialogue and A1 Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway Book 2) by [Heyer, Georgette].

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After that, I was just reading the book to see how the Inspector goes on: Praise for Georgette Heyer: Multiple people need to seem to be capable of murder or at least have some sort of cascaa to get rid of the victim. Other books in this series.

For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, the investigation is complicated by the fact that every guest is hiding something–throwing all of their testimony into question and casting suspicion far and wide. So no point of calling it a “whodunnit”. Who could have done it? Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of As usual with Heyer’s stories, her cast of characters fulfill every envios I can think of: Recommended for Heyer completists and fans of British Golden Age crime fiction.

To ask other readers questions about Envious Cascaplease sign up. Looking for beautiful books? Aug 12, Siria rated it it was ok Shelves: Dec 09, Teresa rated it liked it. Not as good as caxca Regency books eenvious quite enjoyable. No trivia or quizzes yet. Joseph must have returned the knife to the billiard room when he took the step ladder there after Nathaniel ‘tripped’. Heyer manages to produce some of the most unpleasant characters for her mysteries, particularly her snarky, moody, well-bred and spoiled young people!


Feb 09, Emily rated it did not like it. Feb 27, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Now it’s Christmas, and Joe is annoying everyone except rnvious imperturbable Envkous as he bustles around cheerfully arranging decorations and putting up holly. Compared to Heyer’s own standards of witticisms which was aplenty and fresh in her other book “cotillion”, this book is weak even in that area.

Envious Casca

View all 12 comments. I knew who had done it, the moment murder happens. But I wasn’t, so I’d say I’m of average intelligence no comments on this please! This is a envilus “locked door” mystery set during the holidays, making this a good mystery to pull out this time of year. While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer’s greatest asset.

Maud,Nathaniel’s sister-in-law and her book the Empress Elizabeth kept me laughing. B My last Heyer. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Joseph, having lived for so many years abroad, hankered wistfully after a real English Christmas.

Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer

Oct 02, Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore rated it really liked it Shelves: This was the worst party ever. What I loved about the book was her character actors or dramatis personae as Hemingway would say!

She is a great storyteller. However, the characters seemed just a little too similar to some in the first Hemingway book, one connected with the theatre who seemed to enviouz a part often actually constantly ; a young lady who seemed to enjoy provoking the Inspector, and such.


Deviously deceiving characters depicted with acerbic wit. I’m glad I decided to sneak it in my holiday reading list this year. Sayers “A writer of great wit and style.

I eagerly turned this audio version on and settled in for some enjoyment. The clever young man is a stock character of Cazca — almost every mystery of hers has one, whether clownish, sarcastic, socially-inappropriate, or merely ill-behaved. Written inyou enviois imagine that it was a kinder, more genteel style of writing. It had the most horrible set of characters I ever read in a book. She had a large cast of quirky characters and she produced them well.

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Whilst the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered the locked room to commit this foul deed. While I guessed the identity of the enivous with luck rather than through a deductive processI didn’t work out how the murder was done until seconds before the big reveal.

The six guests of the house are all suspects as one would suspect. Want to Read saving….

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As a locked door mystery, it’s pretty good. No one listens to her so she doesn’t bother trying to talk to them any more.