Note: I scheduled this entry in advance so that it posts at 8:00 AM. I’ll be late getting the link posted on the host’s blog.
The meme is hosted by Reading at the Beach.
The rules are very simple: spotlight a book written by an author whose first or last name begins with the featured letter. Include the book cover, title and author, a synopsis, and link(s) to retailer(s). If it’s a book you’ve already reviewed, link to the review. Return to Reading at the Beach and leave a link in the comments.
This week’s letter is: H
This week pick: Heyer, Georgette — Why Shoot a Butler?
From Amazon/back blurb: 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…
Comment: I’ve never read one of her mysteries before, and I have to say that didn’t guess the murderer right away — and there’s more to the story than who killed the butler. Frank even makes the comment that his death is the least interesting part of the mystery. I’m almost finished with this book and I’m looking forward to reading her other mysteries.
Note: The link below is to Fantastic Fiction, which has a variety of purchase options (including on-line secondary markets) for the US and UK.
Why Shoot a Butler? (Heyer, Georgette) at Fantastic Fiction.