A moonlit night in a sleeping village… An English bobby returning from night patrol finds a corpse in evening dress locked in the stocks on the village green. The body is that of Andrew Vereker. Not a well-loved man, so narrowing down suspects isn’t going to be easy, even for the resourceful Superintendent Hannasyde who finds himself on the trail of a killer so cunning that even his consummate powers of detection are tested to their limits.
I am sitting here scratching my head wondering how in the world I have missed out on such a fantastic author. I had not even HEARD of Georgette Heyer until I started blogging. How is that possible? She has obviously influenced many, many authors and yet, I am so dumbstruck on missing out on such a gem that I have now wishlisted nearly every book she has ever written!
"A Death In The Stocks" in my opinion, is the epitome of a cozy mystery with eccentric, humorous characters, Scotland Yard Superintendent, and the murders of two half brothers and an inheritance being the possible motive. Antonia and Kenneth were so insanely, hysterically eccentric that I caught myself laughing out loud many times. A perfect whodunnit that kept me guessing right up to the last chapter... Who murdered Roger and Arnold Vereker? The answer just may shock you. Curl up on your couch with a cup of tea and this book for a perfect night of reading.
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