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Death in the stocks by Georgette Heyer
Aug 4 2011, 1:57 AM EDTHeyer's mystery written in 1935 captures the lives and times of wealthy young people where marrying for money and not for love was an admirable pursuit even if it included murdering relatives of the 'catch' who get in the way.
Like many of her mysteries Heyer writes a well plotted tale where suspense, violence and passion are low key even though two murders keep supterintendent Hannasyde distracted chasing 'red herrings'.
The story opens with the discovery of a body in the village stocks by a bobby on a bicycle. It closes with broken promises of marriage and the discovery of a gold digger who just could not stop at one murder. Do you find this valuable?
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