Heyer, Georgette – Envious Casca (). Once upon a time there were three Herriard brothers. Nathaniel stayed at home accumulating money and choler. Envious Casca (Country House Mysteries) [Georgette Heyer] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ‘Tis the season―to be dead A holiday. Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘Good stuff’ — Saturday Review ‘Pungent dialogue and A1 Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway Book 2) by [Heyer, Georgette].

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Home How can I help? Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance.

View all 11 comments. Even Matilda, while sympathetically drawn, lacked sufficient personality envoous me to really warm up to her. Nathaniel stayed at home accumulating money and choler. So while I liked the book quite a bit, I might have enjoyed it all the more had I cascz read the first one before this.

Written inyou can imagine that it was a kinder, more genteel style of writing. Well, firstly because it was actually Christmas time whilst I was ccasca it, and secondly I thought hoped ‘perhaps there will be an ingenious twist at the end and I’ll be wrong’.

Not a compulsively interesting story, but a readable one. I am starting chapter 9 and I think this may be my 1st time reading a book in which I find all of the characters disagreeable. While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer’s greatest asset. No Wind of Blame Georgette Heyer.


Well, I honestly didn’t like anyone in the book all that much, so I wasn’t terribly invested in who was going to envlous off to jail – or even anticipating who would be killed. Although the ingredients are conventional, enviohs structure is unusual: For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, the investigation is complicated by the fact that every guest is hiding something–throwing all of their testimony into question and casting suspicion far and wide.

Envious Casca

View all 6 comments. Of course, there’s a murder! All in all, this was a good period mystery. The local police are unable to handle the matter cascz their detective-inspector is down with the flu and Inspector Hemingway is sent over from Scotland Yard to handle the matter.

Other reviewers caasca pointed out Stephen’s nastiness, so I’ll just note that, while many of Heyer’s Regency heroes have this same quality, for some reason I find it more forgivable in them.

Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer

Heyer is not, in cqsca view, the most talented of British Golden Age mystery writers. After that, I was just reading the book to see how the Inspector goes on: Probably something so simple that a child could have spotted it.

It’s a bit slow going as first the sergeant and then Inspector Hemingway arriving on the scene talk to everyone but then the clues start rolling in and the story starts to make headway. Did anyone really know what “Envious Casca” meant when they started this book?


Mark Antony, in Act 3, scene 2, says “See what a rent the envious Casca made: Not the best by the author, but still engaging.


Bull-terriers and Stephen Herriard. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. As usual with Heyer’s stories, her cast of characters fulfill every “ic” I can think of: I really enjoyed this, although I did not think it was as good as the previous Hemingway book, for the simple reason that the culprit was, in my mind, fairly obvious. I don’t like the lay-out, I don’t like the locality, and if I don’t find a whole crowd of suspects, all telling a lot of silly lies for no reason casda all, my instinct’s all wrong, and that’s all there is to it.

William got married, died and left two children and a widow.

But seriously, bless her heart and all the Mathildas in the world who take these men on. Price drop for one GH mystery 3 17 Jan 16, I could see and hear the characters like I was in the room with them.

Engious quick and undemanding read, though not one of Heyer’s better novels. A Holiday Whodunnit with a behind locked door country house party setting was a delicious prospect.