A Blunt Instrument

A Blunt Instrument

Book - 2010
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Who would kill the perfect gentleman?

When Ernest Fletcher is found bludgeoned to death in his study, everyone is shocked and mystified: Ernest was well liked and respected, so who would have a motive for killing him?

Superintendent Hannasyde, with consummate skill, uncovers one dirty little secret after another, and with them, a host of people who all have reasons for wanting Fletcher dead. Then, a second murder is committed, giving a grotesque twist to a very unusual case, and Hannasyde realizes he's up against a killer on a mission...

"Ranks alongside such incomparable whodunnit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey, and Allingham." - -San Francisco Chronicle

"Given the chance I could happily devour a stack of her novels one after the other ."
-A Work In Progress

"A few things that you are guaranteed when you pick up a Georgette Heyer novel of any kind are unique characters and a fast-paced plot."
-We Be Reading

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2010], c1938
ISBN: 9781402218002
1402218001
Branch Call Number: FIC Heyer 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 309 p

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WhidbeyIslander
Aug 23, 2017

An old-fashioned murder mystery set in the days when life was simpler. I hardly ever figure out 'whodunit', and thus probably enjoy these types of books more than more discerning readers. But even I figured this one out fairly quickly. Maybe I've finally read enough to see the clues. Still, I recommend this as a lite-snack for the brain.

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KarenW
May 28, 2014

Although not as good as some of her other mysteries, this one does have a good puzzle. The characters draw you in right away and the setting is one which neither too simplistic nor too ordinary to provide suspense and a clever ending.

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