Brought to you by Penguin. Dark secrets, an unexplained death and an old country house lie at the heart of Georgette Heyer's classic murder mystery.The Priory may look ramshackle in appearance, but Peter, Margaret, and Celia, are totally charmed by their newly-inherited country house.But there's more to The Priory than meets the eye.Left empty for years, hardly a single person has set foot inside and, down in the village, the locals whisper of a ghostly figure that roams the halls . . .When a murder is committed, the new owners start to fear the rumours are true - but is their new home really haunted, or is someone trying to scare them away?'A writer of great wit and style' DAILY TELEGRAPH'Her characters and dialogue are a delight' DOROTHY L. SAYERS'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable' INDIA KNIGHT (c) Georgette Heyer 1932 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
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We had better start ranking Heyer alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Yet and Allingham * San Francisco Chronicle *Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended * New York Times *Sharp, clear and witty * The New Yorker *The wittiest of detective writers * Daily Mail *
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Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.