Friday 24 November 2017

Book Beginnings on Fridays - A Christmas Party


Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.



My book beginning is A Christmas Party by Georgette Heyer, I haven't read anything by her before but I'm enjoying this festive crime novel. 


It was a source of great satisfaction to Joseph Herriard that the holly trees were in full berry. He seemed to find in this circumstance an assurance that the projected reunion of the family would be a success.

Book Description

‘Tis the season to find whodunit …


It is no ordinary Christmas at Lexham Manor.

Six holiday guests find themselves the suspects in a murder inquiry when the old Scrooge who owns the substantial estate is found stabbed in the back.

Whilst the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered the locked room where the victim was found, to commit this foul deed.

For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, the investigation is also complicated by the fact that every guest at Lexham Manor is hiding something – casting suspicion far and wide…


  1. I have read Heyer's historical romances but haven't tried her mysteries yet. This sounds good. This week I'm spotlighting Lure of Oblivion by Suzanne Wright - an urban fantasy from my review stack. Happy reading!

  2. I've been meaning to read Heyer's books. I like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE WIFE BETWEEN US”

  3. Love Heyer's mysteries (as well as her historical romances)! Is this a re-titling of her Envious Casca?

    I'm also reading a classic Christmas mystery-- The Christmas Murder by Cyril Hare.

    1. Hi Bev, yes I believe it has been previously published as Envious Casca. Enjoy your Christmas mystery.

  4. I haven't thought about Georgette Heyer in a long time, hough I used to love her books. Thanks for the reminder. :)


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