Why Shoot a Butler?
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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."
"Georgette Heyer is second to none."
"Heyer is an author to read — this means you!"
New York Herald Tribune
"Sharp, clear, and witty"
Funny, polished, well-crafted whodunnit
At least as well crafted as Agatha Christie, and much funnier. Heyer has a most excellent turn of phrase with which she concisely sketches the personalities and emotional states of her characters. I don't laugh out aloud much when I'm reading, but Heyer's characterizations of the British aristocracy are hilarious, and they're just the icing on the cake.