Why Shoot a Butler?, Paperback Book
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It is a complete mystery why anyone would choose to murder the trusted old butler of Norton Manor.

Barrister turned amateur detective, Frank Amberley, has reason to suspect that the shooting involves the nervy young lady discovered at the scene of the crime, a snooping gentleman in the halls of Greythorne and then a second dead body.

This is a dramatic tale of upstairs, downstairs and family secrets.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099493723

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In a nice piece of convention busting the butler is murdered - discovered shot in his car by Frank Amberley, criminal barrister and amateur detective - who is the mystery woman at the scene of the crime, and what is her role in the butler's death? Heyer writes fantastically fun books and this one is no exception, it doesn't matter if you guess the murderer and why, with dialogue like this - ''Very well,' he replied. 'Then I'll say - au revoir!' 'Dear me, am I going to see some more of you?' she inquired. 'You are going to see much more of me than you want to,' said Mr Amberley grimly. 'I've done that already,' she informed him in a voice of great sweetness. He had reached the door, but he turned. 'The we are mutual sufferers,' he said, and went out.' - enjoy the ride.

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