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1alcottacre
Jan. 5, 2008, 12:33pm

I just finished Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer. I had never read any of her books, either romances or mysteries, and I really enjoyed it. Has anyone else read any of her mysteries?

2ToReadToNap
Jan. 7, 2008, 7:11am

I haven't read anything by her but, after doing a google search, I'm eager to check some out. By the way, alcott...completely off topic...have you read the Charles Finch book "A Beautiful, Blue Death"? I really enjoyed it and look forward to more from this author.

3alcottacre
Jan. 7, 2008, 9:46am

The title and author do not ring any bells for me. I will check it out!

4LydiaHD
Apr. 16, 2008, 7:43am

Yes, indeed, do read Geogette Heyer, and join the Almack's group!

5alcottacre
Jul. 15, 2008, 1:29pm

#2 ToReadToNap: I finally got a copy of A Beautiful Blue Death in today to read. I am looking forward to it! BTW, in case you do not know, Finch's new book, The September Society, is due out in August and it will also be a Charles Lenox mystery.

6kagiso
Jul. 15, 2008, 1:31pm

hi m new to the library thing but can you tell me how to read the novels that i added to my library

7selkins
Bearbeitet: Dez. 5, 2008, 7:18pm

Yes, I've read 5 or 6 mysteries by Heyer, including Envious Casca. I enjoyed most of them, but although they're all pretty much English-country-manor, I wouldn't call all of them *cozy*. E.g., Penhallow's kind of a downer.

8alcottacre
Dez. 6, 2008, 1:34am

#7 selkins: Penhallow really was a downer. I agree, that although it was set in a English country estate, it really was not what I think of as a classic 'cozy' type of mystery.

9MDGentleReader
Dez. 13, 2011, 3:40pm

Georgette Heyer wrote Penhallow to get out of her contract with her publisher. It is the one Georgette Heyer I plan never to read. I wouldn't judge her work by that book.

10eatierney
Apr. 15, 2012, 12:42pm

So THAT'S why I could never read Penhallow! If Heyer's plan was to get out of a contract, I must assume she succeed brilliantly. I've read all of Heyer's other mysteries and I've loved them all!

11PinkKitty23
Sept. 10, 2012, 11:20pm

Hi...I'm new here & trying to get the hang of things. I read cosy mysteries all the time- I just didn't know what the name refered to. I have heard the name Georgette Heyer, but have never read any of her books. Can anyone tell me what they are about?

12pinkozcat
Sept. 11, 2012, 12:35am

I have read and have copies of all her mysteries except Penhallow which I didn't like and so didn't bother to buy.

My favourite is A Blunt Instrument and I wore out my first copy which I have since replaced.

13pinkozcat
Sept. 11, 2012, 12:42am

#11 PinkKitty23 they are nice comfortable murder mysteries in which she actually gives one a chance to guess whodunnit. They are amusing and, in my opinion, much better than Agatha Christie's books.

She also wrote regency romances which are more than just bodice rippers because the conversations are very entertaining. I'd suggest that you try both if you have never read any of her books. Try Black Sheep or The Unknown Ajax for starters.

14donnao
Sept. 11, 2012, 10:33am

Love Gorgette Heyer's mysteries. I've read all of her books more than once.

15rainpebble
Dez. 16, 2012, 1:23am

So....would Georgette Heyer's These Old Shades be considered a regency romance? If so, I think books of the regency era are ones that generally speaking, I don't take a shine to. But I would love to try her cosy mysteries. I know people that enjoy the same types of books that I do who say that they love her. Now I am thinking that they may have been speaking of her mysteries. These Old Shades is the only book of hers that I have attempted to read and it was such a slog that I could not finish it.

16pinkozcat
Bearbeitet: Dez. 16, 2012, 2:54am

Some of Georgette Heyer's Regency romances are better; try The Black Sheep or The unknown Ajax. Her cosy mysteries are set in the 1930 and my favourite is probably The Blunt Instrument

Edited to say that I see that I have recommended those two a few threads up.