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  • Why Shoot a Butler?

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Why Shoot a Butler?

By: Georgette Heyer
Narrated by: Matt Addis
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Summary

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Second to none in her ability to make detective stories, Georgette Heyer is queen of the genre.

It is a complete mystery why anyone would choose to murder the trusted old butler of Norton Manor. Barrister-turned-amateur-detective Frank Amberley has reason to suspect that the shooting involves the nervy young lady discovered at the scene of the crime, a snooping gentleman in the halls of Greythorne and then a second dead body. A dramatic tale of upstairs, downstairs and family secrets.

©1973 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Entertaining light murder mystery

I enjoyed this. Light weight, but easy to listen to classic murder mystery. Well narrated.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this performance

Very entertaining and typical of its era. Wonderfully performed by Matt Addis, an absolute joy to listen to. Better than usual cosy murder mystery, but that's not really why you listen to it! It's the dialog and the times that are so beautifully recreated. Easy listening at its best.

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Good, if a little convoluted

Maybe it's because I haven't read this book for a while, but listening to it now the plot did seem a bit convoluted. I could cheerfully have shaken quite a few of the characters, no actually make that most of them. But for all that I did enjoy it.