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Behold, Here's Poison | [Georgette Heyer]

Behold, Here's Poison

A witty, intelligent, and delectable mystery from Georgette Heyer. This British "cozy" mystery has eccentric characters, sparkling dialogue, and an intricate plot that is just plain fun. Take one rambling country house whose owner is found dead, supposedly poisoned. Add one ill-assorted family circle of very odd people, all with excellent motives for murder.
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A witty, intelligent, and delectable mystery from Georgette Heyer. This British "cozy" mystery has eccentric characters, sparkling dialogue, and an intricate plot that is just plain fun. Take one rambling country house whose owner is found dead, supposedly poisoned. Add one ill-assorted family circle of very odd people, all with excellent motives for murder. Introduce the one and only Superintendent Hannasyde facing the deadliest test of his career. It all adds up to a classic novel of detection from the incomparable Georgette Heyer. A perfect thriller, one which some say is Heyer's best of all her great classical mysteries.

©1936, 1963 Georgette Rougier; (P)1992, 2001 Chivers Audio Books

What the Critics Say

"This classic 1930s drawing-room mystery combines the world of the affluent with stealthy murder. Heyer spins a plot of murder amid many relatives with motives. Detective Hannasyde must find the poison and the culprit amid family and friends. Hugh Dickson's British accents are crisp and concise, clearly distinguishing between lower and upper classes, family and servants." (AudioFile)

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    Anne Evans, GA, USA 03-31-05
    Anne Evans, GA, USA 03-31-05 Member Since 2001
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    "Wow! Audible has Georgette Heyer!"

    While Georgette Heyer is best known for her Regency Romances, she did write a series of cosy mysteries. This is one of my favorites! It's a little dated, having been written in the early 20th Century during the Golden Age of Mystery, but it's still a great story full of wonderful characters. You can almost see eccentric Aunt Harriet! And one does wonder why it took so long for someone to murder Uncle!

    This is a cosy mystery set in an upper class British family 'tween the Wars. The audio is very clear and easy to understand for the most part. The reader does a good job with different voices for the different characters.

    Like other mysteries of this era, the object of the story is to guess "who done it" before the detective does. The clues are all there, but I bet you don't guess...

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel 08-09-07
    Rachel 08-09-07
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    "Behold, here's a great mystery story!"

    I just love Georgette Heyer and am frustrated that more of her books aren't available to download on Audible. But this one was an excellent choice for inclusion in the selection! If only they'd add Death in the Stocks.

    This is a very witty mystery story with the same type of well-written dialogue and nuanced, lightly satirical, almost Austenian character development that characterizes Heyer's best work.

    This narrator generally does a lovely job. A few of the female characters are a bit overdone and single-note, but it's well worth getting past that issue. (I might have subtracted a star for this complaint if there were other options for listening to this book, but to the best of my knowledge no other audio edition is available in any format, and my minor disagreement with some of the narrator's stylistic choices does not by any means prevent me from wholeheartedly recommending this book.)

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    MARY L GRIEST 04-26-05 Member Since 2004
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    "at last!!"

    thank you for responding to my request for G Heyer's audio books! I have rented some from the library, but now I will be able to have some of my own. this is one of the better ones. The characters are fun, the story and the atmosphere are quintesical 'cozy'.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Terianne Webster, TX, USA 08-12-05
    Terianne Webster, TX, USA 08-12-05
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    "I loved every minute of it"

    I am an old Georgette Heyer Regency enthusiast. This is the first mystery of hers that I have read. I absolutely loved every minute of it, even though I knew what some of the twists were way before they were revealed. I listened to it on my commute. I actually looked forward to my 5 a.m. commutes.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Monticello, FL, USA 11-17-08
    Deborah Monticello, FL, USA 11-17-08
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    "Kudos to GH -- again!"

    One of my first experiences with Ms. Heyer's mysteries and, as expected, no disappointment there. Great reader too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Bridgewater, NJ, United States 08-26-08
    Mary Bridgewater, NJ, United States 08-26-08
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    "Oscar Wilde, the next generation?"

    The reading is delightful. The story is clever and amusing. Two characters could have come straight from an Oscar Wilde play (Aunt Augusta from The Importance of Being Earnest, and a combination of the "Wilde-ish" youths in A Woman of No Importance and An Ideal Husband). They are put to different uses, however. And there is a wealth of other characters. An entertaining English cozy of the old school, with a surprise ending (more or less).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Indio, CA, United States 12-26-05
    Beatrice Indio, CA, United States 12-26-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Terrific"

    My first Georgette Heyer mystery, but not my last! A practically perfect mystery of manners worthy of Jane Austen herself, if she went in for that kind of thing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rose Chesapeake, OH, United States 04-01-05
    Rose Chesapeake, OH, United States 04-01-05 Member Since 2004
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    "A Dreadful Man Is Murdered"

    Don't expect to meet many people you like in this family murder. Do however expect Georgette Heyer's great dialogue and characterizations. Sit back and enjoy the overbearing Mrs. Lupton, the henpecked Mr. Lupton, the snake-like Randall and all of the other wonderful posturing suspects in this 1930's mystery.

    The only improvement I would have liked is for the reader to use more 1930's voices.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    bebe South Carolina 04-17-10
    bebe South Carolina 04-17-10 Member Since 2009
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    "good"

    The plot is good, the characters are well drawn and the mystery is well preserved through out. It is a great example of the great British mysteries of the 1930s and 1940s (butlers, maids, nobles, detectives, etc) and Georgette Heyer is a great writer. However, I am a big Georgette Heyer Regency romance novel fan and I rate them as top notch and above her mystery novels. Behold, Here's Poison has a romance involved, but it is not a compelling one. However, as mysteries go, this is a good book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    S. Gentry Somerville, MA USA 05-15-05
    S. Gentry Somerville, MA USA 05-15-05 Member Since 2003

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    "Lovely read:"

    This is simply a lovely bit of light reading. I've read a small amount of Georgette Heyer's novels before but never a mystery, and this was very pleasant. I also enjoy Agatha Christie, and this was somewhat similar. I think the narrator, also, contrubites to the enjoyment of this read. It's so easy to distinguish between the characters, and there are several main characters to differentiate.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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