'Tis the season to find whodunit ... Georgette Heyer's classic Country House Christmas mystery. Perfect for fans of Mystery in White by J Jefferson Farjeon, and the novels of Dorothy L Sayers.
Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.
The wittiest of detective writers * Daily Mail *
Heyer's characterisation 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
A writer of great wit and style . . . I've read her books to ragged shreds. * Daily Telegraph *
Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended. * New York Times *
We had better start ranking her alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey and Allingham. * San Francisco Chronicle *