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  • Published: 1 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099493624
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $26.99

Death in the Stocks

Georgette Heyer's brilliant and highly acclaimed series of detective novels, now in a handsome new package.

A moonlit night. A sleeping village. And an unaccountable murder… An English bobbie returning from night patrol finds a corpse in evening dress locked in the stocks on the village green. He identifies the body immediately. Andrew Vereker was not a well-loved man, and narrowing down the suspects is not going to be an easy job. The Vereker family are corrupt and eccentric –and hardly cooperative … It’s another case for the resourceful Superintendent Hannasyde, who sets off on the trail of a killer so cunning that even his consummate powers of detection are tested to their limits…

  • Pub date: 1 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099493624
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Georgette Heyer

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.

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Praise for Death in the Stocks

“Praise for Georgette Heyer's mystery novels:”

“'We had better start ranking Heyer alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey and Allingham'”

San Francisco Chronicle

“'Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended'”

New York Times

“'Sharp, clear and witty'”

The New Yorker

“'Heyer's characters 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

“'The wittiest of detective writers'”

Daily Mail

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