Thursday, September 10, 2009

Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer

Footsteps in the Dark
By Georgette Heyer
Published in 2007 (first published 1932)
Paperback, 352 pages
3.5 on 5!
From GoodReads.com ~~
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?
Footsteps in the Dark is my first book by Georgette Heyer. Instead of choosing the other genres that Heyer writes, I chose this thriller/suspense one. The story is very much there in the blurb that I have posted. I liked Heyer's writing a lot. It is based in the 20th century where ghosts and all are not believed in! It is quirky, funny and full of great details of how the people really where in those times. The only problem was that I guessed who was behind the whole haunting- affair and that's why I am giving this one only 3.5 stars! There were many repartees by Charles that made me laugh out loud!! The humor was incredible and the book in itself was enjoyable. It is a light and fun-read!

I definitely enjoyed it!

By the way, do let me know which is your favorite Heyer book!
Thank you for your participation!

**Update**
It's Suko who reminded me that this was eligible for RIP IV! Thank You Suko!

7 comments:

Suko said...

Did you read this for R.I.P. IV? Or just for fun? I'm not familiar with this author.

Tricia said...

Heyer is fun! I haven't heard of this one, but I'm looking forward to reading Arabella next.

Pratima said...

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S. Krishna said...

This looks great! And by the way, that does not look like your typical Georgette Heyer novel cover!

Hazra said...

The cover looks great! I haven't read any of Georgette Heyer's books. Which one do you suggest I start with?

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nishitak said...

I generally like Regency Georgette Heyer, but somehow have never been able to get into her detective series. Should give it another go one of these days...

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