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A Blunt Instrument by Georgette Heyer

By Georgette Heyer

Who may kill the best gentleman?

When Ernest Fletcher is located bludgeoned to dying in his examine, everyone seems to be surprised and mystified: Ernest was once good loved and revered, so who may have a purpose for killing him?

Superintendent Hannasyde, with consummate ability, uncovers one soiled little mystery after one other, and with them, a bunch of individuals who all have purposes for in need of Fletcher lifeless. Then, a moment homicide is devoted, giving a ugly twist to a truly strange case, and Hannasyde realizes he is up opposed to a killer on a mission...

"Ranks along such incomparable whodunnit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey, and Allingham."--San Francisco Chronicle

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"A few issues that you're assured in case you decide up a Georgette Heyer novel of any sort are precise characters and a fast moving plot."
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You didn’t see me an hour ago,’ replied Neville. ’ She sniffed, but merely said: ‘You’d better tell me all about it. ’ said Neville. ’ ‘I’ve always wanted to be in on a real murder,’ remarked Sally thoughtfully. ’ ‘He had his head smashed,’ replied Neville. Helen gave a moan, but her sister nodded with all the air of a connoisseur. ‘A blow from a blunt instrument,’ she said. ’ 27 Y georgette heyer Helen lifted her head. ’ ‘Yes, yes, but not when he was killed! ’ The monocle dropped out of Miss Drew’s eye.

What does any of that matter at a time like this? ’ Sally turned away from Neville. ‘All right, let’s get this thing straight,’ she said. ‘I don’t feel I’ve got all the data. ’ ‘I didn’t. Only he was so attractive, and – and he had a sort of sympathetic understanding. Almost a touch of the feminine, but not quite that, either. I can’t explain. ’ ‘ That must have added excitement to your life,’ said Neville reflectively. ‘Shut up! Go on, Helen! ’ ‘Oh, I don’t know! I suppose from the moment I first got to know him – to know him properly, I mean.

At half-past nine, when I knew you’d had time to get absorbed in your silly book,’ retorted Helen, with a flash of spirit. ’ ‘Abraham,’ said Neville. ‘Well, that settles him, at all events. ’ ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about. I let myself into the garden, and walked up the path to Ernie’s study. Ernie was there, but I soon saw I’d made a mistake to come. ’ ‘ That’s what comes of getting me to become a pukka sahib,’ said Neville. ’ demanded Sally. ‘ Think! ’ ‘I don’t have to think: I know,’ said Helen.

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