Georgette Heyer's classic mystery at Christmas.
Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, making the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. She wrote twelve detective stories, which earned her much critical acclaim and the title 'Queen of Crime.' Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.
"Georgette Heyer is second to none in her ability to make detective stories entertaining" Sunday Times "The wittiest of detective writers" Daily Mail "Heyer's characters and dialogue are an abiding delight to me ... I have seldom met people to whom I have taken so violent a fancy from the word "Go" Dorothy L. Sayers "We had better start ranking Heyer alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey and Allingham" San Francisco Chronicle "Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended" New York Times