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Every family has secrets, but the Fountains' are turning deadly?
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?
In an English country-house murder mystery with a twist, it's the butler who's the victim, every clue complicates the puzzle, and the bumbling police are well-meaning but completely baffled. Fortunately, in ferreting out a desperate killer, amateur sleuth Amberley is as brilliant as he is arrogant, but this time he's not sure he wants to know the truth?
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The inimitable Georgette Heyer here gives us a murder mystery stuffed with family secrets and dark doings, with sinister servants and a host of humorous characters and situations.Read Full Review of Why Shoot a Butler?
The mystery itself wasn't too difficult to figure out -- I was briefly diverted by some of the red herrings, but had the correct solution before it was revealed.Read Full Review of Why Shoot a Butler?
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