Inspector Hannasyde

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 241 ratings

Death in the Stocks: Inspector Hannasyde Series, Book 1 Summary

In the dead of the night, a man is found murdered, locked in the stocks on the village green. Unfortunately for Superintendent Hannasyde, the deceased is Andrew Vereker, a man hated by nearly everyone, especially his odd and unhelpful family members. The Verekers are as eccentric as they are corrupt, and it will take all Hannasyde's skill at detection to determine who's telling the truth, and who is pointing him in the wrong direction.

The question is: who in this family is clever enough to get away with murder?

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  • Book 1

    • Death in the Stocks: Inspector Hannasyde Series, Book 1

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    In the dead of the night, a man is found murdered, locked in the stocks on the village green. Unfortunately for Superintendent Hannasyde, the deceased is Andrew Vereker, a man hated by nearly everyone, especially his odd and unhelpful family members. The Verekers are as eccentric as they are corrupt, and it will take all Hannasyde's skill at detection to determine who's telling the truth, and who is pointing him in the wrong direction. The question is: who in this family is clever enough to get away with murder?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disapointing

    • By Mrs S on 25-11-14

    Regular price: £24.49

  • Book 2

    • Behold, Here's Poison

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    It's no ordinary morning at the Poplars – the master is found dead in his bed, and it seems his high blood pressure was not the cause. When an autopsy reveals a sinister poison, it's up to the quietly resourceful Inspector Hannasyde to catch the murderer in time to spare the next victim. But every single member of the quarrelsome Matthews family has a motive and none, of course, has an alibi.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than I expected!

    • By Hepwood Flutey on 05-08-15

    Regular price: £24.49

  • Book 3

    • They Found Him Dead

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The sixtieth birthday party of Silas Kane was marred by argument and dissension among his family. And then, the morning after the celebrations, Kane is found dead at the foot of a cliff. The theory that Silas accidentally lost his way in the fog is confirmed when the coroner returns a verdict of death by misadventure. But then Kane's nephew and heir is murdered and threats are made on the next in line to the fortune, throwing a new and sinister light on Kane's death. All clues point to an elderly lady of eighty as the killer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story spoilt by narration

    • By Pat on 12-01-15

    Regular price: £24.49

  • Book 4

    • A Blunt Instrument

    • Inspector Hannasyde Series, Book 4
    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    When Ernest Fletcher is found bludgeoned to death in his study, everyone is shocked and mystified: Ernest was well liked and respected, so who would have a motive for killing him? Enter Superintendent Hannasyde who, with consummate skill, begins to uncover the complexities of Fletcher's life. It seems the real Fletcher was far from the gentleman he pretended to be. There is, in fact, no shortage of people who wanted him dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Georgette Heyer murder stories.

    • By Richard on 29-11-16

    Regular price: £24.49