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Death in the Stocks (Inspector Hannasyde, #1) Beneath A Sky The Colour Of Sapphires And The Sinister Moonlight, A Gentleman In Evening Dress Is Discovered Slumped In The Stocks On The Village Green He Is Dead Superintendent Hannasyde S Consummate Powers Of Detection And Solicitor Giles Carrington S Amateur Sleuthing Are Tested To Their Limits As They Grapple With The Vereker Family A Group Of Outrageously Eccentric And Corrupt Suspects.


10 thoughts on “Death in the Stocks (Inspector Hannasyde, #1)

  1. says:

    This is the first mystery featuring Inspector Hannasyde and is the first Georgette Heyer mystery that I have read It begins with a very unusual murder Mr Arnold Vereker, who has a weekend cottage in the country, is found stabbed to death with his body left propped in the stocks of Ashleigh Green As the story unfolds, we find that Mr Vereker was a wealthy man, who was disliked by his younger half sister and brother Antonia was engaged to a man that Mr Vereker disapproved of while her artist This is the first mystery featuring Inspector Hannasyde and is the first Georgette Heyer mystery that I have read It begins with a very unusual murder Mr Arnold Vereker, who has a weekend cottage in the country, is found stabbed to death with his body left propped in the stocks of Ashleigh Green As the story unfolds, we find that Mr Vereker was a wealthy man, who was disliked by his younger half sister and brother Antonia was engaged to a man that Mr Vereker disapproved of while her artist brother Kenneth is in debt, and wants to marry the beautiful Violet Williams, who makes no secret of her desire for a good life Both Kenneth and Antonia treat the matter of Mr Vereker s murder flippantly, to the despair of both Inspector Hannasyde and their, considerablysensible, cousin Giles Carrington This mystery has a relatively small amount of possible suspects and a lot of humorous conversations between the characters as ...


  2. says:

    Georgette Heyer is best remembered today as having been virtually the inventor of the Regency Romance genre but she also wrote a dozen or so detective novels Her fourth detective novel was Death in the Stocks, published in 1935.A man is found stabbed to death in the middle of the night, in the stocks in the village square His name is Arnold Vereker Superintendent Hannasyde will face a number of problems in solving this case, not the least of them being that everybody who knew Arnold Vereker h Georgette Heyer is best remembered today as having been virtually the inventor of the Regency Romance genre but she also wrote a dozen or so detective novels Her fourth detective novel was Death in the Stocks, published in 1935.A man is found stabbed to death in the middle of the night, in the stocks in the village square His name is Arnold Vereker Superintendent Hannasyde will face a number of problems in solving this case, not the least of them being that everybody who knew Arnold Vereker had an excellent motive for wanting to murder him Even worse, not one of the suspects has an alibi.An even bigger problem will be the Vereker family To say they are eccentrics is putting it mildly Both Arnold s half sister Antonia and his half brother Kenneth are not only delighted he is dead, they are absolutely thrilled to be considered suspects Antonia is engaged to be married to Rud...


  3. says:

    3.5 starsArnold Vereker, a wealthy businessman, is found dead in the stocks in the village of Ashleigh Green, his weekend getaway, and no one much cares His much younger half sister Antonia, is the chief suspect, having spent the night alone in her brother s house unexpectedly and she was engaged to Arnold s employee, Rudolph Mesurier, whom Arnold loathed If Tony didn t do it, surely her brother Kenneth, an eccentric artist did it He claims he doesn t care about the...


  4. says:

    I liked it First time reading this author, can t believe I had never heard of her even though she wrote in the 30 s As I read, I kept thinking it would have made a great black and white movie, in the syle of the My Man Godfrey, etc.


  5. says:

    Georgette Heyer is a writer I keep meaning to readof In the past I ve enjoyed a couple of her Regency romances, most recently listening to one of the audiobooks read by Richard Armitage, but this is the first time I ve tried one of her mysteries.The style of writing seems quite similar to that of her Regency novels, with a lot of witty dialogue and larger than life characters The story is also laced with romance Although this is the first in the Inspector Hannasyde series, I d have to s Georgette Heyer is a writer I keep meaning to readof In the past I ve enjoyed a couple of her Regency romances, most r...


  6. says:

    Yes, well, it s fair to say that Georgette Heyer was not the world s best mystery writer and the plotting in this one is not particularly strong I say this because I guessed the culprit early in the piece It was just a process of elimination, as there weren t that many suspects to choose from But I still enjoyed listening to the audiobook of this novel Most of the characters are unlikeable, but they are quite funny I loved their in depth discussions about how they could have been the murd Yes, well, it s fair to say that Georgette Heyer was not the world s best mystery writer and the plotting in this one is not particularly strong I say this because I guessed the culprit early in the piece It was just a process of elimination, as there weren t that many suspects to choose from But I still enjoyed listening to the audiobook of this novel Most of the characters are unlikeable, but they are quite funny I loved their in depth discussions about how they cou...


  7. says:

    This reminds me a little of Marsh s Surfeit of Lampreys, with the introduction of a family not only indulging in the brittle gaiety of the time, but added a level of eccentricity of their own though in this case the eccentricity mainly involves being openly rude to their relatives and acquaintances.The mystery is one of those where you can spot your murderer by considering main characters who no one suspects of the murder even though there s a logical motive for that person.A reasonable story This reminds me a little of Marsh s Surfeit of Lampreys, with the introduction of a family not only indulging in the brittle gaiety of the time, but added a level of eccentricity of their own though in this case the eccentricity mainly involves being openly rude to their relatives and acquaintances.The mystery is one of those where you can spot your murderer by considering main characters who no one suspects of the...


  8. says:

    I am positively surprised.I had had many doubts before I started to read it I am not much a fan of mystery books I always suspect that either the truth would be too obvious consequently boring or a writer would be unfair against a reader concealing important facts to make a story probablyengaging but it makes me feel cheated.I have found here a very entertaining book All characters were suspects at least to me One couldn t be sure who was a murderer, almost to the end I suspecte I am positively surprised.I had had many doubts before I started to read it I am not much a fan of mystery books I always suspect that either the truth would be too obvious consequently boring or a writer would be unfair against a reader concealing important facts to make a story probablyengaging but it makes me feel cheated.I have found here a very entertaining book All characters were suspects at least to me One couldn t be sure who was a murderer, almost to the end I suspected this person but it didn t disturb my pleasure in reading....


  9. says:

    1935, 1 Inspector Hannasyde, London nasty wealthy older brother who holds the purse strings in an odd family gets himself messily murdered whilst on a weekend get away Comfortable, if a bit bland, genteel mystery, well crafted and still enjoyable although showing its age rather a lot The Vereker family is what we now a days call a blended one the deceased patriarch had several wives sequentially and there are now four adult half siblings, most of whom dislike each other extremely 1935, 1 Inspector Hannasyde, London nasty wealthy older brother who holds the purse strings in an odd family gets himself messily murdered whilst on a weekend get away Comfortable, if a bit bland, genteel mystery, well crafted and still enjoyable although showing its age rather a lot The Vereker family is what we now a days call a blended one the deceased patriarch had several wives sequentially and there are now four adult half siblings, most of whom dislike each other extremely As the eldest half brother, Arnold holds the purse strings and manages the family company, and seems to be doing quite well at it the younger siblin...


  10. says:

    Definitely the best of the bunch so far I am now 1 3 through Heyer s oevre OK, some interesting observations This is the first in her Superintendent Hannasyde mysteries, yet he didn t solve the crime, an amateur did I wonder if she was uncertain about whether to make this a series or not Also, while we had a romance that ends in marriage at the end, as in all the other books, at least this time the two people knew each other Finally, there were some really good chapters here I mean in par Definitely the best of the bunch so far I am now 1 3 through Heyer s oevre OK, some interesting observations This is the first in her Superintendent Hannasyde mysteries, yet he didn t solve the crime, an amateur did I wonder if she was uncertain about whether to make this a series or not Also, while we had a romance that ends in marriage at the end, as in all the other books, at least this time the two people knew each other Finally, there were some really good chapters here I mean in particular, chs 13 and 14 which were relatively absurd They reminded me of Michael Innes, butamusing That might be something worth looking at The fact that she was able to maintain the absurdity for complete chapters is quite...


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