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Footsteps in the Dark
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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"Bright and effervescent." -The Time s Literary Supplement What begins as an adventure soon becomes a nightmare... Locals claim it is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priory is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle-and the perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. But when a murder victim is discovered in the drafty Priory halls, the once unconcerned trio begins to fear that the ghostly rumors are true and they are not alone after all! With a killer on the loose, will they find themselves the next victims of a supernatural predator, or will they uncover a far more corporeal culprit? What Readers Are Saying: "One of the best stories Mrs. Heyer ever concocted, and of course written in her own inimitable style, with plenty of wit and dry humor." "Spine-tingling enjoyment." Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty books, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. Her barrister husband, Ronald Rougier, provided many of the plots for her detective novels, which are classic English country house mysteries reminiscent of Agatha Christie. Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, inventive plots, and sparkling characterization.
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mabell
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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And Week 4‘s check-in for #BFC :

I reread Footsteps in the Dark, a fun Heyer mystery that takes place in a recently inherited country house. The young and intrepid proprietors investigate to find the source of the hauntings beleaguering their new home.

93,000/105,000 steps
5/10 books

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Another great week! 🎉 4mo
TheSpineView Great job! Keep up the good work! 4mo
Gissy 👏👏👏👏Great!!!! 4mo
mabell Thank you @Gissy ! ❤️ 4mo
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mabell
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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vkois88 👍👍👍 8mo
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silentrequiem
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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I did some damage at Barnes and Noble tonight... #bookhaul #bnbookhaul

The Marlon James wasn't part of the 50% off sale, but was 40% off for members.

Has anyone read any of these?

LibrarianRyan We have similar tastes. I didnt get XY but I thought about it. 9mo
LibrarianRyan And Light was one of the ones not 50% off in my store. 9mo
silentrequiem @LibrarianRyan It's definitely 50% off online. It should have been on sale in store too. And the ratings for The XY are really low.... 😑 9mo
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LibrarianRyan @silentrequiem should have been being the optimal words. My store honored the haul pricing for Courting darkness but since I forgot my list at work, the others I couldn‘t remember off the top of my head. I might try again later this week. 9mo
silentrequiem @LibrarianRyan You could order them online. You should get free shipping. Though I hate waiting. Ha! 9mo
silentrequiem @LibrarianRyan Oh! Or order online for store pickup. No waiting for the mail 😁 9mo
LibrarianRyan @silentrequiem I know I can. I just haven‘t. I have ordered and had delivered to store multiple times. 9mo
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dsfisher
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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This the first Georgette Heyer I‘ve read. It was a fun and entertaining mystery even though it was easy enough to guess the villains.
Scooter is sleeping soundly.

Tanisha_A Scooter is such a cute name! 10mo
LeahBergen What a cover! 😍 10mo
catebutler She‘s such a fun author! Looking forward to read more of her myself. 10mo
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readordierachel Love that edition! 10mo
TNbookworm Beautiful! 10mo
mabell Her mysteries are the BEST! ❤️❤️ 10mo
batsy I've read one or two of her other mysteries and enjoyed them. This one sounds great and that edition is so pretty! 10mo
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dsfisher
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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1. Mysteries, thrillers
2. Not fond of heights
3. Lots of things depending on what I was reading
4. Doubt we will get to 50F
5. Hey!!
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

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SW-T
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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Three adult siblings inherit a rambling country house. They know it needs repairs, but didn‘t know it was haunted. Then the noises start, a dead body is found, and two of the siblings go missing.

Heyer does a good job with atmosphere. Plenty of fraying nerves and short tempers set the mood for a haunted house mystery. Characters aren‘t complex, but a decent read.

#titleinbook #englishcountryside #georgetteheyer #mystery #hauntedhouse

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strina
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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Probably fine, but I've found the worst thing to do in a readathon is try to force yourself through a book. Then you start the next one all cranky and it can quickly domino. #readathon

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SaraBeagle
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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Panpan

The women in this story were so silly and caricatured that I thought I‘d lose my eyes from rolling them so much. 🙄

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mabell
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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A different type of mystery from Georgette Heyer - in this one it isn't the clever Scotland Yard detectives pursuing the solution, but rather a group of smart brothers and sisters. Having inherited the country house from an uncle, they were excited to enjoy the "advantages" of the aged structure. They soon find their roseate picture of country life darkened by a ghost story of a mysterious Monk. Are the suspicious happenings actually supernatural?

LeahBergen Ooo! I haven‘t read this one. 2y
mabell @LeahBergen It's a good one! 👍 2y
rubyslippersreads This sounds great! 2y
mabell @rubyslippersreads It is! I love her regency romances, but I wish she had written more mysteries! 2y
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jenniferw88
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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jenniferw88
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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@bookriot #readharder2017 Published between 1900 and 1950 ✅. 4 ⭐ and I'll definitely be reading more Georgette Heyer in the future.
Couldn't help but fancast Matt Lucas, Peter Capaldi and David Suchet into 3 of the characters!
Also my second book for the #24hrtbrreadathon @Bookishlychaot1c

Andrew65 Lol! A good cast! 2y
rabbitprincess ♥️♥️Capaldi and Suchet 😊 2y
TrishB I read all her books in my teens, loved them. 2y
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mjdowens I have picked so many of her books but have yet to purchase or read one. Any suggestions on which one to start with? 2y
CoffeeK8 @mjdowens so many good choices! Are you romance reader or do you prefer mysteries? She does both so well but that'll help figure out where to start 2y
mjdowens I would go more for mysteries, but if there is some light romance I am okay with that 2y
mabell This is a good one! Not my favorite of her mysteries, but still lots of fun! The aunt is such a great character ❤️ 2y
jenniferw88 @mjdowens I think our reading tastes are similar - I'm not overkeen on romance, but it is a side plot in this mystery (& I'm a big mystery fan)! 2y
mjdowens 👏👏👍👍 2y
wordslinger42 I've read False Colours and listened to Venetia on Audible (narrated by Richard Armitage 😍) -- definitely more Georgette Heyer in my future also! 2y
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jenniferw88
Footsteps in the Dark | Georgette Heyer
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Just about to start this one but thought I'd check my #goodreads challenge - I'm now halfway through it!

Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
Mommamanzi You're crushing it! Great job! 2y
TheLibrarian You're doing a great job on your challenge!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
hlgreenfield Congrats 👏👏🎆🎆🎆 2y
Andrew65 Well done, not even the end of the fifth month yet. 👏🎊🎯🍾🥂🎉😊 2y
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