Tragedy befalls the Carter family following an eventful visit from a Russian prince and a scandalous blackmail letter.
The murder of Wally Carter generates a bewildering mystery - how does one shoot a man crossing a narrow bridge without being near the murder weapon when it is fired?
The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway reveals his unnerving talent for solving a fiendish problem.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 07/09/2006
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099493679
Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.
Review by riverwillow
I loved this book. The murder occurs about a third of the way through the novel, allowing enough time to set up the various characters. The solution to the murder is ingenious, as is its execution, and holds together well. But the sheer strength of this book are the characters and dialogue. There are some fantastic exchanges between the main protagonists. I particularly loved Vicky, who lives her life as a series of characters, 'sports girl', 'the ingénue' and her encounters with Inspector Hemingway are particularly hilarious. In this book Heyer proves that she has Agatha Christie's eye for plot and character, but successfully mixes this with the sparkling wit and humour that characterise her Regency novels.