Why Shoot a Butler? (Paperback)
A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
"Miss Heyer's characters and dialogue are an abiding delight to me." --Dorothy L. Sayers
Every family has secrets, but the Fountains' are turning deadly?
On a dark night, along a lonely country road, barrister Frank Amberley stops to help a young lady in distress and discovers a sports car with a corpse behind the wheel. The girl protests her innocence, and Amberley believes her?at least until he gets drawn into the mystery and the clues incriminating Shirley Brown begin to add up?
In an English country-house murder mystery with a twist, it's the butler who's the victim, every clue complicates the puzzle, and the bumbling police are well-meaning but completely baffled. Fortunately, in ferreting out a desperate killer, amateur sleuth Amberley is as brilliant as he is arrogant, but this time he's not sure he wants to know the truth?
PRAISE FOR WHY SHOOT A BUTLER?
"If genteel mysteries are your cup of tea, you have here a steaming teapot just waiting to be poured."-- Bestsellers
"Georgette Heyer is second to none."-- Sunday Times
"Heyer is an author to read ? this means you "--New York Herald Tribune
"Sharp, clear, and witty"-- New Yorker
About the Author
The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or personal life. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902, and her first novel, The Black Moth, published when she was 19, was an instant success. Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Her work included Regency novels, mysteries and historical fiction. Known also as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.