Re-released on January 1: Footsteps in the Dark
Re-released on February 1: Death in the Stocks
**** 4 stars: Loved them both. For a blast to the past in both writing style and into the mid 1900s, Footsteps in the Dark and Death in the Stocks is perfectly entertaining.
- If you like novels written in a different time
- If you enjoy your history and mystery with humor
- If you like Georgette Heyer mysteries
Here’s my Rankings:
- 4/5 for characters
- 4/5 for plot
- 4/5 overall
REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:
Sourcebooks Landmark is bringing back – with vibrant, updated new cover art – two classic Georgette Heyer mysteries. Heyer wrote 56 books, including romances, mysteries and historical fiction. The two novels we reviewed were part of her early mystery – though she is most known for her Regency Romances.
Footsteps in the Dark is as you’d expect from Heyer – humorous characters trying to unravel a mystery in their deceased uncles abandoned estate. The lackadaisical siblings, Peter, Celia and Margaret, start to dig deeper in to the mystery.
Death in the Stocks is classic Heyer mystery also – with a well-orchestrated plot and entertaining, humorous characters. When a body of a wealthy businessman is discovered. While the local magistrate investigates, with the help of the family’s solicitor and nephew, they are increasingly confused by the odd niece and nephew, who do nothing to prove their innocence. It’s quite hilarious how the two young adults act.
For a blast to the past in both writing style and into the mid 1900s, Footsteps in the Dark and Death in the Stocks is perfectly entertaining. I definitely recommend enjoying a Georgette Heyer mystery (or two) as you can fit them in!
Available Oct 2: Murder on Millionaires’ Row by Erin Lindsey