Death in the Stocks (Country House Mysteries) (Paperback)

"Death in the Stocks is rare and refreshing."—The Times

A Moonlit Night, a Sleeping Village, and an Unaccountable Murder...

In the dead of the night, a man in an evening dress is found murdered, locked in the stocks on the village green. Unfortunately for Superintendent Hannasyde, the deceased is Andrew Vereker, a man hated by nearly everyone, especially his odd and unhelpful family members. The Verekers are as eccentric as they are corrupt, and it will take all Hannasyde's skill at detection to determine who's telling the truth, and who is pointing him in the wrong direction. The question is: who in this family is clever enough to get away with murder?

"Miss Heyer's characters act and speak with an ease and conviction that is refreshing as it is rare in the ordinary mystery novel."—Times Literary Supplement

Georgette Heyer's novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. English Heritage has awarded Georgette Heyer one of their prestigious Blue Plaques, designating her Wimbledon home as the residence of an important figure in British history. 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. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. A very private woman, she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or personal life. Her work included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.

Product Details ISBN: 9781402217975
ISBN-10: 1402217978
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Country House Mysteries
"It's impossible to say how much I enjoyed this mystery. All I can say is when I came to the last page I wanted to read another book by the same author. " — Read with Tea

"Georgette Heyer, where the devil have you been all my life? And why have I not also been there? You are so WINSOME!" — Books I Done Read

"A hysterical and suspenseful novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat… if you don’t fall out from laughing first!" — The Long and Short of It

"How wonderful to read a witty, well written who done it... A real pleasure for sure." — Libby’s Library News

"Quirky and eccentric. " — Okbio Lover

"Curl up on your couch with a cup of tea and this book for a perfect night of reading. " — Book Nerd Extraordinaire

"An engaging and enjoyable read." — Pudgy Penguin Perusals

" If you like Agatha Christie mysteries who will certainly enjoy this book." — My Book Addiction and More

"Hands down, one of her best." — Romance Reader at Heart

"Witty, well written and decidedly different." — Leslie’s Psyche

"I would recommend this fun 1930s romp to mystery lovers. " — Psychotic State