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The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer

The Quiet Gentleman (original 1951; edition 2011)

by Georgette Heyer

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Title:The Quiet Gentleman
Authors:Georgette Heyer
Info:Sourcebooks Casablanca (2011), Paperback, 368 pages
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The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer (1951)



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I haven't read a Georgette Heyer novel in more than 45 years. I'd forgotten how witty and ascerbic she could make her characters. Other passengers on my commuter train must have thought I was nuts for laughing out loud so often. The mystery here is slight. I figured it out before the 1/4 way point, but that's not important to me. I just loved the characters and watching them interact and find their ways. I clearly need to add more of her books to my list, this was a total romp! ( )
  whymaggiemay | Nov 10, 2015 |
I still love Heyer's books and this was a very good one. Light and frothy, and lots of fun. The hero si not a traditional alpha tye and the heroine is very practical and smart and that really made the story. I also liked that this story contained an aura of mystery. ( )
  phyllis2779 | Nov 9, 2015 |
Heyer’s romances are really enjoyable and it is even better when she includes a mystery. The Quiet Gentleman starts with Gervase, the unwanted heir to the earldom of St Erth, returning to his home. His father’s second wife and son are firmly entrenched in the estate and had hoped that Gervase would have been conveniently disposed of in the war against Napoleon. The son, Martin, has been brought up to think of Stanyon, the family home, as his and he makes no secret of his animosity but has he taken things further? Who is behind the life threatening incidents directed at the current earl? That is the mystery.

As for romance, there is a beautiful young heiress who has all the young men flocking to her side, including the earl and his half brother. Then there is the practical young woman acting as temporary companion to the earl’s stepmother. Add to this the usual raft of skillfully sketched period characters and you have another intriguing Heyer novel. ( )
  Familyhistorian | Apr 3, 2015 |
An entertaining mystery novel, recommended for Georgette Heyer fans. ( )
  cazfrancis | Mar 2, 2015 |
The Quiet Gentleman the story of the eventful homecoming of the new Earl of St. Erth after a military career fighting Napoleon. His stepmother and half-brother wish he had died in the wars and are hardly thrilled to see him come home, but things seem to be going smoothly enough—until someone starts trying to kill him. It will take all of Gervase's wits to keep himself alive long enough to find his adversary. Maybe he should have stayed in France.

A fun historical mystery. Recommended for Heyer fans and those who enjoy Regency-set mysteries. ( )
  inge87 | Apr 14, 2014 |
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In the guide-books it figured as Stanyon Castle; on the tongues of the villagers, it was the Castle; the Polite World spoke of it as Stanyon, as it spoke of Woburn, and of Cheveley.
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"I hate you, St Erth! From the bottom of my heart, I hate you!"

When Gervase Frant, the seventh Earl of St Erth arrived somewhat belatedly at his family seat, he found a family who looked less than kindly on his homecoming...
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An unwelcome return . . .

Unscathed from the wars, Gervase Frant finally returns to his father's estate to claim his title as the new Earl of Stanyon. But his stepmother's resentment and his half brother's open disdain put a chill on Gervase's welcome. Now he must establish himself as the new head of the house . . . and ignore his family's rising hostility.

And a resented rival

Then Gervase's eye is caught by a lovely young woman -- the same woman already much in favor with his half brother. Now the brothers face direct competition as they bid for the lady's attentions. But as Gervase struggles to maintain a gentlemanly balance, he begins to find himself the victim of repeatedly cruel accidents. Soon it becomes increasingly clear that someone wants the new Earl of Stanyon dead . . .

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Upon his return from Waterloo, Gervase Frant expected a hero's welcome-instead he's given a frigid cold shoulder. But when he begins to fall for his half-brother's sweetheart, his chilly reception goes from unfriendly to murderous as Gervase finds himself in several life-threatening "accident."… (more)

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