The Unfinished Clue (Country House Mysteries) (Paperback)

A houseful of people he loathes is not Sir Arthur's worst problem?

It should have been a lovely English country-house weekend. But the unfortunate guest-list is enough to exasperate a saint, and the host, Sir Arthur Billington-Smith, is an abusive wretch hated by everyone from his disinherited son to his wife's stoic would-be lover. When Sir Arthur is found stabbed to death, no one is particularly grieved—and no one has an alibi. The unhappy guests fi nd themselves under the scrutiny of Scotland Yard's cool-headed Inspector Harding, who has solved tough cases before—but this time, the talented young inspector discovers much more than he's bargained for.


"Miss Heyer has the delightful talent of blending humor with mystery."—Boston Evening Transcript

"Heyer is an author to read—this means you!"—New York Herald Tribune

"Miss Heyer's characters and dialogue are an abiding delight to me... I have seldom met people to whom I have taken so violent a fancy from the word 'Go.'"—Dorothy L. Sayers

Georgette Heyer's novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. English Heritage has awarded Georgette Heyer one of their prestigious Blue Plaques, designating her Wimbledon home as the residence of an important figure in British history. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success.

Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. A very private woman, she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or personal life. Her work included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.

Product Details ISBN: 9781402217968
ISBN-10: 140221796X
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: March 1st, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Country House Mysteries
"[A]worthwhile and classy mystery read..." — The Burton Review

"[I] found the mystery in The Unfinished Clue really well-done, with information given at just the right points to keep me guessing and re-guessing until the finale." — The Book Zombie

"The mystery was clever, and the world-building and pacing were very good." — Genre Review

"These mid-twentieth century British mysteries amply display Heyer’s gift for characterization and plotting (not to mention her wickedly sharp sense of humor), and are sure to please both fans of her romances and classic English mystery buffs." — Word Candy