They Found Him Dead (Country House Mysteries #6) (Paperback)

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One heir after another turns up dead...

Silas Kane's sixtieth birthday party is marred by argument and dissension amongst his family, and then the next morning, Kane is found dead. The coroner's verdict of death by misadventure would seem to confirm that Silas accidentally lost his way in the fog. But then his heir is shot, and threats are made against the next in line to inherit his fortune. The formidable Superintendent Hannasyde is called in to investigate. All clues point to an apparently innocuous eighty-year-old woman, but as the Inspector delves further into the case, he discovers that nothing is quite as it seems...

About the Author

The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success. Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer's large volume of works also included mysteries and historical fiction. Her barrister husband, Ronald Rougier, provided many of the plots for her detective novels, which are classic English country house mysteries reminiscent of Agatha Christie. Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, her inventive plots and sparkling characterization. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781402217999
ISBN-10: 1402217994
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: November 1st, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Country House Mysteries