Georgette Heyer is best known (and beloved) for her effervescent Regency romances, but the prolific author also penned a dozen cozy, witty country-house mysteries. For those new to her mysteries—or looking to replace tattered, oft-read dimestore copies—our A Country House Mystery Collection
is a must-have. When her ne'er-do-well husband is shot dead in broad daylight, former chorus girl Ermyntrude Fanshawe finds herself cast in the role of a lifetime—detective!—in No Wind of Blame
. A holiday weekend in the country takes a macabre turn when the surly host, Sir Arthur Billingham-Smith, is found murdered in his study in The Unfinished Clue
. And when London barrister Frank Amberley comes across a man shot dead in his car on a remote rural road in Why Shoot a Butler?
, Amberley launches an investigation of his own after local authorities prove inept. (KG)