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[T]the dialogue among the characters is completely delightful... Georgette Heyer builds a wonderful and complete world for her reader to sink into like a bubble bath or a welcoming chair to relax you at the end of a busy day, but more fun. Much more fun. (Lady Anne Jane Austen's World 2009-05-12)
Exciting and interesting from harrowing start to dramatic finish, Georgette Heyer's Cousin Kate was a delightfully dark and sinfully satisfying read. (Rhianna Walker Rhi Reading 2009-05-26)
Filled with strange illnesses, intrigue, and a few murders thrown in along the way, this book is sure to please. (Shawn Remfry Maymay's Memos 2009-05-27)
Cousin Kate was simply another great performance by this wonderful writer and it only makes me elated to know that there are plenty more of her books to read. (Lilianna Swistek Reading Extravaganza 2009-05-29)
As Gothic novels go Cousin Kate has all the right elements. A menacing country house set on sweeping grounds, strange knocks in the night, locked doors, family secrets, and whispers of madness. (Danielle Torress A Work in Progress 2009-06-26)
Very good; excellent characterization and a decent plot. As usual, Heyer is faultlessly entertaining (Nancy Horner Bookfoolery and Babble 2009-07-07)
Full of suspense, humor, romance and myster... a dark gothic novel with a little bit of roman thrown in for fun. (Christine Plaisted Cousin Kate 2009-08-24)
The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or personal life. 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 herdeath from lung cancer in 1974. 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. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.