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Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer
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Jul 28, 2009

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A good mystery, copyright 1936.

This is my third Heyer read, and the writing is as witty as the others. Barrister Frank Amberley discovers a young woman at night beside a car on a deserted road. The driver is dead.

On his way to a dinner party, Amberley decides to stick around and investigate. His verbal gymnastics are a delight to read, whether he's creatively insulting an unsuspecting victim, digging for clues, or just being himself.

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message 1: by Tammy (new)

Tammy This one sounds like fun! During what time period does it take place?

Ladiibbug Hi Tammy ~

The book is copyright 1936, and since there are automobiles in the plot, I'd say it's set in "current day" 1936.

message 3: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Now that's interesting!

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