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Footsteps in the Dark (original 1932; edition 2010)

by Georgette Heyer

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Title:Footsteps in the Dark
Authors:Georgette Heyer
Info:Sourcebooks Landmark (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 352 pages
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Tags:fiction, mystery, England, forgery, ghosts, romance

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This is Heyer's first mystery and while it's not one of her best, that's still better than many. It takes awhile to get the story going and since this is a bit of a different genre the styling is different than what Heyer fans are used to. But it does have funny moments and the settings gives you the creepy chills that a good Gothic mystery should give you. I kept picturing this as a period BBC piece and being quite popular. Glad I found these mysteries. ( )
  mmoj | Aug 16, 2015 |
This is Heyer's first mystery and while it's not one of her best, that's still better than many. It takes awhile to get the story going and since this is a bit of a different genre the styling is different than what Heyer fans are used to. But it does have funny moments and the settings gives you the creepy chills that a good Gothic mystery should give you. I kept picturing this as a period BBC piece and being quite popular. Glad I found these mysteries. ( )
  mmoj | Aug 16, 2015 |
This is Heyer's first mystery and while it's not one of her best, that's still better than many. It takes awhile to get the story going and since this is a bit of a different genre the styling is different than what Heyer fans are used to. But it does have funny moments and the settings gives you the creepy chills that a good Gothic mystery should give you. I kept picturing this as a period BBC piece and being quite popular. Glad I found these mysteries. ( )
  mmoj | Aug 16, 2015 |
This is Heyer's first mystery and while it's not one of her best, that's still better than many. It takes awhile to get the story going and since this is a bit of a different genre the styling is different than what Heyer fans are used to. But it does have funny moments and the settings gives you the creepy chills that a good Gothic mystery should give you. I kept picturing this as a period BBC piece and being quite popular. Glad I found these mysteries. ( )
  mmoj | Aug 16, 2015 |
This is Heyer's first mystery and while it's not one of her best, that's still better than many. It takes awhile to get the story going and since this is a bit of a different genre the styling is different than what Heyer fans are used to. But it does have funny moments and the settings gives you the creepy chills that a good Gothic mystery should give you. I kept picturing this as a period BBC piece and being quite popular. Glad I found these mysteries. ( )
  mmoj | Aug 16, 2015 |
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The Priory may be ramshackle in appearance, but Peter, Margaret and Celia, who inherited it from their uncle, love it for its rambling charm. But there's more to this house than is at first apparent: for years hardly a single person has set foot in the place, and even their uncle chose to live in a different house, far away from this particular property.
Local wisdom says that the house is haunted. And when things start going bump in the night, it certainly seems as if something ghostly is walking the Priory's halls. Then a murder is committed. Does the key to solving the crime lie in the realm of the supernatural? Or is the explanation much more down to earth?
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The ramshackle old house, with its rambling charm is beloved of Peter, Margaret and Celia, who have inherited it from their uncle. But local wisdom says The Priory is haunted. Then a murder is committed. Does the key to the crime lie in the realm of the supernatural? Or is the explanation much more down to earth?

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Bright and effervescent. -The Time s Literary Supplement What begins as an adventure soon becomes a nightmare... Locals claim it is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priory is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle-and the perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. But when a murder victim is discovered in the drafty Priory halls, the once unconcerned trio begins to fear that the ghostly rumors are true and they are not alone after all! With a killer on the loose, will they find themselves the next victims of a supernatural predator, or will they uncover a far more corporeal culprit? What Readers Are Saying: One of the best stories Mrs. Heyer ever concocted, and of course written in her own inimitable style, with plenty of wit and dry humor. Spine-tingling enjoyment. Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty books, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. Her barrister husband, Ronald Rougier, provided many of the plots for her detective novels, which are classic English country house mysteries reminiscent of Agatha Christie. Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, inventive plots, and sparkling characterization.… (more)

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