2009, Originally Published 1939
Summary from the Back Cover:
"Everyone had a motive, but who had the means? Wally Carter's murder seems impossible-not one of the suspects was anywhere near the weapon at the time the shot was fired. The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted with a neglected widow, the neighbor who's in love with her, her resentful daughter, a patently phony Russian prince, and a case of blackmail that may-or may not-be at the heart of this most unusual case..."
No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer is a quick fun read. When Willy Carter is murdered, everyone is suspect and Heyer’s imagination creates a complex crime difficult to solve. The characters she assembles for this historical mystery are memorable, some quirky and a bit eccentric. My favorite is Vicky Fanshawe, the daughter of the Carter’s widow. Her appearances are always high drama as she dresses up to play different roles, never herself. She commands attention and will make you laugh. This is the first novel I have read by this author and I can’t wait to read more.
Thanks to Danielle from Sourcebooks for sending this ARC to read and review.