Tuesday, December 15, 2009

No Wind of Blame-by Georgette Heyer

No Wind of Blame
Georgette Heyer
Sourcebooks Inc.
2009, Originally Published 1939
978-1-4022-1801-9
364 pp.





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..."


Evaluation:
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.

4 comments:

Marie said...

This book sounds like fun :-)
thanks for stopping by for the first Unfinished Friday- I hope to see you this week! :-)

Vivienne said...

I have just picked up my first Georgette Heyer book and I am really excited.

Literary Feline said...

I haven't read a Georgette Heyer book, but I keep seeing reviews of her books pop up around the blogosphere now and then. I am glad you enjoyed this one!

naida said...

glad you enjoyed Heyer, shes one of my favorites.
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