Monday, September 05, 2011
Footsteps in the Dark R.I.P
Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer is the first of the books that I am reading for RIP. I read this on my little Nook, it was one of the free downloads.
I tried to find a synopsis that fit the book, but all of the sites that I checked just did not seem to match the story.
First off, while I did like this book, I am not sure if I would read another one of her writings. The book for me was like a cross between a Nancy Drew and an Agatha Christy. I did have a few problems with the book that I think were not the authors fault, but the way that I was reading it. For example, the house The Priory did not have any electricity, or a telephone, but others about them did. There are automobiles as well. So I assumed that the book was set in near modern times at the earliest the 1940’s. However half way through the story one of the male characters talked about the war and what he did in it in 1914. I should have realized from the speech patterns that this was a wee bit older than that.
So not to give the mystery away, I won’t go into who did what but I will say that by the last few chapters I knew who the evil doer was. In that I was disappointed. I did love a few of the characters. Charles and Mrs. Bosanquet are two of my favorites. When I was at the gym reading she had me laughing out loud, so much so that the man on the bike in front of me turned to look at me.
If asked for a recommendation on this story, I would give it with the advice; this is a good read that does not require sleeping with the lights on.
My favorite quotes:
“Not, I trust, like a lot of lunatics,” Mrs Bosanquet said coldly.
“I shall have to have someone to hold my hand soon,” Charles remarked. “Do I understand we’re likely to come out at the chapel?”
“Please don’t do that again!” said Charles. “It unnerves me. Of course we only want a few bats to complete the picture.”