• by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Ulli Birvé
  • 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hated for his cruel and vicious nature, ruling his family with an iron hand from his sickbed, tyrannical patriarch Adam Penhallow is found murdered the day before his birthday. His entire family had assembled for his birthday celebration, and every one of them had the ways and means to commit the crime. As accusations and suspicion turn in one direction and then another, the claws and backstabbing come out, and no one is exempt from the coming implosion.


What the Critics Say

"Georgette Heyer is second to none in her ability to make detective stories entertaining." (The Sunday Times)
"Sharp, clear and witty." (The New Yorker)
"Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I disliked this book.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one in my family, we like better endings.

What was most disappointing about Georgette Heyer’s story?

I have enjoyed everything that I have read of hers until this book. It had a lousy ending. Such a waste of a young life. I love her mysteries and her romances. Her characters are done so well. But this book was so heart wrenching. The oldest son didn't deserve all the blame and suffering he got. There was no justice in this book.

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

The reader did a great job.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger, sadness and disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I ten key at work all day. I listen to books to keep my mind busy. Typing numbers can be very boring. However I don't like to cry at work because the book was so sad. It's embarrassing.

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- jjaholly


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The characters were well-written, but the book didn't express any hope of any kind even through trials.

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- Kathleen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-20-2015
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd