Why Shoot a Butler?
by Georgette Heyer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a good, old-fashioned mystery story complete with false leads, chases, secrets, and a little romance thrown in for good measure. The book--both the plot and the writing--seemed made to be a movie, probably with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. According to the Definitive Fan Website for Georgette Heyer, there have only been 2 movies based on her novels and this isn't one of them.
I hadn't read Heyer before, but I would definitely read her again.
This book counts toward the Vintage Mystery challenge in the category The Butler Did It...Or Not: a
mystery where the butler is the victim, the sleuth....(gasp) the
criminal....or is just downright memorable for whatever reason.