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Publisher's Summary

It's no ordinary morning at the Poplars – the master is found dead in his bed, and it seems his high blood pressure was not the cause. When an autopsy reveals a sinister poison, it's up to the quietly resourceful Inspector Hannasyde to catch the murderer in time to spare the next victim. But every single member of the quarrelsome Matthews family has a motive and none, of course, has an alibi.
©1936 Copyright © Georgette Rougier (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing
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Critic Reviews

"The wittiest of detective writers." ( The Daily Mail)
"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Georgette Heyer is second to none in her ability to make detective stories entertaining." ( The Sunday Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 08-20-17

Great detective story

A grumpy old man is murdered and everyone seem to have a motive. Inspector Hannasyde and Sergeant Hemmingway are called in to solve the case but soon find out, that its not as easy as they'd hoped. The book is arguably Heyer's best detective novel. The parsimonious Miss Harriet, the manipulative Mrs. Matthews and "the amiable snake", Randall Matthews, are unforgettable characters. Ulli Birvè does a great job of recreating the way posh Londoners spoke in the 1920's-1930's.

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5 out of 5 stars
By PennyLou on 06-26-17

Entertaining - couldn't stop listening

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Oh yes. This is a really good MYSTERY. The characters have depth, the story keeps you guessing until the end and the narrator makes you part of the story. You bond with the characters and either love them, hate them, or feel annoyance. A huge plus is that there is no sex or violence....just pure genious.

What did you like best about this story?

The end. It was a total surprise. I suspected the killer at one time in the story, but I also guessed some of the other characters.

What does Ulli Birvé bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ulii was awesome. She gave the listeners an unusual look at the characters. Helping us to see them as humans with wit, emotions and complexities.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES.....and it was a rainy Sunday. So, I did listen all in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

I've read Georgette Heyer's romances since I was in my early 20's. I'm 68 now and am thrilled to have found her mysteries. They are well worth waiting for.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Hepwood Flutey on 08-05-15

Better than I expected!

Where does Behold, Here's Poison rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not at the top, but not the worst. Lower half, but still worth it and an improvement on Book 1 in this series, I think.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't have a favourite character, to be honest I haven't found any of the characters particularly likeable in this series, by Hannayside seems a decent chap! And I can imagine that Randal in the flesh would have what Agatha Christie called 'It' and 'SA'!!

Any additional comments?

Having not really enjoyed the first of this series (Death in the Stocks), chiefly because of the narration, I'm not really sure why I bought this book, but was pleasantly surprised. There are not so many long pauses between characters speaking and 'she said', or 'he said', which nearly drove me mad in the first book, and the general flow is much better. In fact, it didn't detract from the enjoyment of the book, which is not a showstopper, but I found it satisfying. I guessed the murderer pretty early (which is a shame!) and it seems that these books follow a pattern - a houseful of objectionable upper-middle class people who can't stand each other or anyone else, a failed engagement only to be followed by a marriage between family members, but at least a murder revealed. I have already bought the next book in the series.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jill Besterman on 12-11-14

Georgette Heyer's mysteries - fabulous and fun

Any additional comments?

I have heard all Miss Heyer's mysteries in the past, usually read by Clifford Norgate who does a wonderful job in drawing out the humour in her stories, so it was with some trepidation that I downloaded this version from Bolinda, read by Ulli Birve. However after a slightly slow start she got well into the part and my enjoyment of this old favourite was untarnished.

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4 out of 5 stars
By trish callier on 02-21-18

interesting read

I thought the narration was fine
enjoyedthe twist to the story line keeping up the intrigue to the end.

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