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"Death in the Stocks is rare and refreshing."-The Times

A Moonlit Night, a Sleeping Village, and an Unaccountable Murder...

In the dead of the night, a man in an evening dress is found murdered, locked in the stocks on the village green. Unfortunately for Superintendent Hannasyde, the deceased is Andrew Vereker, a man hated by nearly everyone, especially his odd and unhelpful family members. The Verekers are as eccentric as they are corrupt, and it will take all Hannasyde's skill at detection to determine who's telling the truth, and who is pointing him in the wrong direction. The question is: who in this family is clever enough to get away with murder?

"Miss Heyer's characters act and speak with an ease and conviction that is refreshing as it is rare in the ordinary mystery novel."-Times Literary Supplement


Death in the Stocks
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What a Family!
September 10th, 2015
This is an excellent murder mystery from the golden age with a little bit of romance thrown in. As in Heyer's historical romances, the writing is fresh and full of humour. The Vereker family certainly provide an entertaining read as does Sergeant Hemingway. Written in 1935, this story is one of 12 contemporary mysteries written by Heyer and the first of four featuring Superintendent Hannasyde. If you're a fan of Christie, Wentworth, and other golden age writers you may love this mystery too.
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Wonderful Traditional Mystery
March 21st, 2015
This is a wonderful vintage traditional mystery. The characters are wonderful and there is quite a bit of humor. The mystery and the solution make sense although it is easy to figure out. Enjoy
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