• by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Ulli Birvé
  • 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hated for his cruel and vicious nature, ruling his family with an iron hand from his sickbed, tyrannical patriarch Adam Penhallow is found murdered the day before his birthday. His entire family had assembled for his birthday celebration, and every one of them had the ways and means to commit the crime. As accusations and suspicion turn in one direction and then another, the claws and backstabbing come out, and no one is exempt from the coming implosion.


What the Critics Say

"Georgette Heyer is second to none in her ability to make detective stories entertaining." (The Sunday Times)
"Sharp, clear and witty." (The New Yorker)
"Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Kill Me Now

Sigh. Firstly, why oh WHY did they choose this narrator for Heyer's crime books? Her voices are like nails on a blackboard, and her pronunciation is appalling. She wrecks even the best of Heyer's whodunnits - and this is not one of them. I can only assume that Georgette Heyer was in the grip of depression when she wrote this one. Her usual light touch, witty dialogue, excellent characterisation (especially seen in very minor characters), and intricate plots, are all missing. The book is depressing, squalid, dull, without a single likeable character in it. I'm halfway through (it's long one) and so far there has been no crime. I'm losing the will to live.
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- Tab

Couldn't agree more!

The best thing about Ulli is her voice is so boring she successfully puts me to sleep within 10 minutes! He constant mispronunciation, however, drives me round the bend! This is by far the worst one so far, and if I'd have bought this one first I definitely wouldn't have bought the others! I wanted to give performance no stars but the site won't let me!
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- Gillie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-02-2015
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd