Saturday, 12 June 2010

Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer

Death in the StocksA moonlit night. A sleeping village. And an unaccountable murder.
An English bobby returning from night patrol finds a corpse in evening dress locked in the stocks on a village green. He identifies the body immediately. Arnold Vereker was not a well-loved man, and narrowing down the suspects is not going to be an easy job. The Vereker family are corrupt and eccentric - and hardly cooperative.
It's another case for the resourceful Superintendent Hannasyde, who sets off on the trail of a killer so cunning that even his powers of detection are tested to their limits.
My thoughts: This was an excellent mystery story. When Arnold Vereker's body is found locked in the village stocks the main suspects are his family. I did find the Vereker family a bit annoying and stupid at times, but on the other hand they were quite realistic with real flaws. The whole book is basically the Vereker's discussing how each of them could have been the murderer and it seemed like they were all trying to protect each other by making false statements and confessions.
As the book drew to a close I was convinced I knew who the killer was, but the real killer was a huge surprise!
This book was a great cozy mystery and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys mysteries that are a bit light-hearted.

1 comment:

  1. hi stop by via bloggeista ,saw heyer had read review was my grans favourite writers ,lovely review ,all the best stu