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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (Feb. 3 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402217986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402217982
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.7 x 18.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #365,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Although her contemporaries Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Ngaio Marsh got more attention, Heyer (1902-1974) also was an important pioneer in the mystery field. When she wasn't writing her more famous historical romances, Heyer turned out several sharp and satirical mysteries such as this one, which in many ways is as bracingly modern as the film Gosford Park in its treatment of life above and below stairs in a posh country house. The excellent British television actor Dickson, probably best known to American audiences for his performance in A&E's The Scarlet Pimpernel, perfectly catches both the edge and depth of Heyer's writing, as he creates dozens of characters who differ subtly in age, sex and-most importantly-class, in this story of a poisoning and its aftermath. Dickson's solid, no-nonsense reading of Inspector Hannasyde, Heyer's quietly impressive sleuth, might make listeners long for a video version somewhere down the road.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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[I]t makes for a deliciously voyeuristic reading experience. (Word Candy 2009-03-30)

The way the whole book is written just gave me this feeling of unadulterated pleasure and I am positive that when I wasn't laughing I had a grin on my face all the while reading. (Lilianna Swistek Reading Extravaganza 2009-05-01)

The ending was quite unexpected and that's what made The Unfinished Clue all the more delicious. This delightful book is, in my humble opinion, a perfect remedy for a gloomy mood and a thing to enjoy on a summer day at the beach... (Liliana Swistek)

[A]n entertaining little murder mystery with a "Clue" sort of vibe to it. (Amy Bruno Passages to the Past 2009-05-19)

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Although she cannot be called a great mystery plotter (the murderer is highly unlikely and there is a dire lack of clues), her characters make up for any defects. The lovely dispicable Randall, is hilarious one of my favorite Heyer unheroes. I prefer her Regencies but the mysteries are highly palatable as well.
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Georgette Heyer - you can't go wrong with any of her books - Regency or detective - love 'em all
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Murder by Deception July 26 2007
By Nash Black - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Behold, Here's Poison" by Georgette Heyer is a story that lingers in the mind. I read this book many years ago, but had the wrong author in mind when searching for it to reread. It was a delight to rediscover this clever story with a murder weapon I've never seen used in another story.
Her characters dance from the opening page as real people we'd never meet except between the covers of a book. This is the second appearance of Supertindent Hannasyde as he struggles to deal with vivid "dingbats" and less than helpful relatives who will do their dam-est to protect the family name and foul his investigation. Randall Matthews is so finely drawn he is best described by his beloved as a "amiable viper."
A comic read, which will find a place on your shelf of "keepers," if for no other reason than to study the exquisite art of the English verbal insult.
Nash Black, author of "Qualifying Laps" and "Sins of the Fathers."
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Heyer is always a great bet! Aug. 16 2002
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Although she cannot be called a great mystery plotter (the murderer is highly unlikely and there is a dire lack of clues), her characters make up for any defects. The lovely dispicable Randall, is hilarious one of my favorite Heyer unheroes. I prefer her Regencies but the mysteries are highly palatable as well.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Love the Characters Dec 4 2009
By Caroline - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My Sister read this before I did and warned me to re-read it a second time for fuller enjoyment. She was right. Once I knew what to expect I just sat back and enjoyed the banter. I believe this one might just be my favorite Heyer mystery, not for the mystery so much but for the characters especially the "Un-Hero", his witty insults are excellent in the extreme - to be enjoyed even cherished.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Couldn't stop reading mystery.... Aug. 4 2009
By Marilyn G. Henry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love to read British mysteries and try to always reserve time to read during breakfast and about an hour or two after. Then I have other things I must get done. 'Behold Here's Poison' Just would not let me get other things done! I'd put it down and soon find it calling to me, causing me to drop whatever work I was doing to discover the next delicious clue, the next character reveal, the next fun bit of dialogue and so on.
I admit it, I do enjoy a bit of romance with my mystery and this had just enough--but that hero! Or was he the villain? I loved the dry wit of him, but the arrogance, the snootiness...or was it simply his way of seeing through so much family pretentiousness? Oh, well, the characters were all of such disorder and varying degrees of crazy-yet-sane, that following them around made for a fun read, and also made the progression of the clues all the more interesting. And what unusual poison. And the heroine was likable and strong and, given the time period (1930s), feminine and apt to turn around for help. I like that she didn't do stupidly dangerous things. And I liked the determined policeman, too.
This was a most enjoyable read, amusing, baffling and hard to put down. And the route of getting to the solution was the best part, so this is a mystery I will relish reading again one day.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Bet You Can't Guess! Sept. 22 2000
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The plot is not great, but the other qualities in the book make up for this deficiency. Her characters are charming and well-developed, and you'd never guess who the murderer is - although that may be because it's so unlikely. One of my favourite Heyer mysteries, along with Why Shoot A Butler and The Unfinished Clue. If you liked Heyer's mysteries, you could also try Mary Stewart, who writes suspense/romance as well.


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