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This novel isn’t a bad attempt. If so, where did he hide it? Who could have done it?

This book is a part of my personal fnvious collection and one I’ve always wanted to read, but somehow never got around to. Despite being fairly predictable and having unlikeable characters this is a good read. Feb 22, Joy rated it really liked it.

The narrator, Ulli Enviouw, did a splendid job once again with the second book in the Inspector Hemingway series. I had a contentious relationship engious Stephen but he, somewhat, redeemed himself in the end.

It wasn’t as sparkling as I expected in that it was draggy and some of the characters came across as annoying more than humorous many times, but still afforded me a good mystery. Jun 22, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: This is a classic locked-room murder mystery.

It’s very hard to be sympathetic or find a character to root for, but I love her skewering of upper-class behavior and stereotypes typical of a Golden Age mystery; I have to admit I like her Regencies better, but I always enjoy her mysteries.

Heyer is usually funnier than this. Other books in this series. View all cqsca comments. Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer was written in Nathaniel wanted neither the celebration, nor approved of Valerie or the play, and this leads to the typical Christmas enviuos of flared emvious and strong words. Nathaniel at once became a cripple. Fans of Carr John Dickson, not Phillippa will have little difficulty in piecing together the facts, and the main suspect is just a little bit too Dickensian to be true; but there’s still lots of fun to be had from the ongoing family battles, interspersed with waspish comments from the author.


Joseph ran away from a lawyer’s office to have a theatrical career, marrying Maud from the chorus on the way. Heyer often projects her characters one way then fills them in so you see them and change how you see them. The clever and daring crime will mystify readers, yet the answer is in plain sight all along Not a fan of romance, I thought Christmas Party the perfect opportunity to acquaint myself with her writing style. Hey Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist.

Oct 02, Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall a nice fun Christmas mystery.

Naturally someone is murdered Through this the well-beloved Brutus stabb’d; And as he pluck’d his cursed steel away, Mark how the blood of Caesar follow’d it” A locked door mystery with excellent clues. But the mystery is intriguing. The ending makes the book worth the read for sure!

Envious Casca

Heyer often projects her characters on Deviously deceiving characters depicted with acerbic wit. On a related note, I was never convinced that Stephen would succumb to the wiles of a lovely airhead or, more specifically, her mother. She simply allows the barbed comments and bickering to flow around her staying focused on her interests. For Inspector Hemingway casa Scotland Yard, ’tis the season to find whodunit.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Definitely not Heyer’s best, or even the best of the mysteries. If someone accidentally brushes up against you: A Christmas Party 1 4 Jan 09, I don’t like the caxca, I don’t like the locality, and if I don’t find a whole crowd of suspects, all telling a lot of silly lies for no reason at all, my instinct’s all wrong, and that’s all there is to it.


She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and they had one son together, Richard. Joseph and his distant wife Maude along with family friend, Matilda round out caeca party. The character sketches were also a bit obvious.

At the estate of crabby old Uncle Nathaniel, a disparate assortment of relatives and their even more bizarre significant others assemble to spend an awkward Christmas, made even more awkward by the enfious cheerfulness of Uncle Matthew, who wants to put up tacky decorations and play parlor games. Two years before the story opens, Joseph and Maud return from overseas and move in to Lexham Manor to sponge off the irritable Nathaniel.

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View all 3 comments. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Envious Envipus Georgette Heyer. Praise for Georgette Heyer: Books by Georgette Heyer. I did like Stephen against my better judgement. There may be even more motives in this family gathering than in your own, though.

Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling dasca all her life without the aid of publicity. I figured out quickly enough who did it and why, but I was pleasantly surprised as to the how. Joseph wants to be have a holiday party and has invited his niece and nephew, and their current significant others, as well as his brother Nathan’s business partner.

As usual with Heyer’s stories, her envkous of characters fulfill every “ic” I can think of: