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Behold, Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer
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Dec 30, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: mystery, historical

Heyer's an incredible writer, and she does amazingly three-dimensional characters really well. And in 'Behold Here's Poison' she does a very good job of taking a lot of very real characters, and putting them in interesting conflict.

So why only 3 stars? The reader isn't given any clues at all that would help them figure out 'whodunnit' and trying to figure out for yourself is half the fun of any mystery. And there's an unnecessary romance wedged in at the end for no good reason.

Still an enjoyable read. I will probably continue to read Heyer's mysteries for the good writing, and because the 30s are one of my favorite historical periods, and these are an excellent example. But I won't be reading it for the mystery.

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