Genre: English Country House Mystery
Summery from Goodreads:
The stabbing of irascible General Sir Arthur Billington-Smith fails to stir up grief in anyone, least of all his family, which is no wonder considering the way he had treated them all during the fateful weekend. Inspector Harding picks his way through a mass of familial discontent to find the culprit — and much more besides.
Who would want to kill Sir Arthur Billington Smith? Turns out everyone. He was a real jerk. He treated everyone so horrialbe even his wife and son. Always yelling at them and putting them down. Then flirting and getting way too friendly with a house guest right in front of his wife and her husband. Not a great human being. I loved Dinah the heroine and how she never let anyone push her around. She is the kind of person you would love to have as a friend. She is one of the only people who will go toe to toe with Sir Arthur. Heyer characters are always entertaining and amusing but she out did herself with Lola. Lola is one of the most selfish and outspoken people I have ever read about and her saying anything she thinks is so hilarious. Captain Billington Smith was an entertaining character. Making trouble everywhere he went. I really didn’t like him much as a character but I found his wit enjoyable against my better judgement. I thought Inspector Harding was great and am sad that this is his only book. I was so surprised and shocked at who did it and never would have guessed. If you enjoy mysteries and colorful characters then I totally recommend this book. This is one of Heyer’s best mysteries.
5 out of 5
Content Rating: PG
Nicole The Reading Rebel