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A moonlit night A sleeping village And an unaccountable murderAn English bobbie returning from night patrol finds a corpse in evening dress locked in the stocks on the village green He identifies the body immediately Andrew Vereker was not a well loved man and narrowing down the suspects is not going to be an easy job The Vereker family are corrupt and eccentric and hardly cooperative It's another case for the resourceful Superintendent Hannasyde who sets off on the trail of a killer so cunning that even his consummate powers of detection are tested to their limits

10 thoughts on “Death in the Stocks

  1. This is the first mystery featuring Inspector Hannasyde and is the first Georgette Heyer mystery that I have read It begins with a very unusual murder – Mr Arnold Vereker who has a weekend cottage in the country is found stabbed to death with his body left propped in the stocks of Ashleigh Green As the story unfolds we find that Mr Vereker was a wealthy man who was disliked by his younger half sister and brother Antonia was engaged to a man that Mr Vereker disapproved of while her artist brother Kenneth is in debt and wants to marry the beautiful Violet Williams who makes no secret of her desire for a good life Both Kenneth and Antonia treat the matter of Mr Vereker’s murder flippantly to the despair of both Inspector Hannasyde and their considerably sensible cousin Giles Carrington This mystery has a relatively small amount of possible suspects and a lot of humorous conversations between the characters as to who could be guilty The characters are eccentric rather than unlikeable but it is easy to see how the generation divide leads to misunderstanding I liked this enough to want to read by Heyer with a fun storyline some good plot twists and turns and a likeable amateur sleuth in Giles to aid the Inspector