The first of Heyer's detective novels I've read and I found it great fun despite not being partial to country house mysteries. Heyer can be laugh out loud funny and I was reminded more of P.G. Wodehouse than Agatha Christie. I figured out the how
of the locked room murder in advance of the detective and a terribly sincere love scene fell a little flat amidst the barbed satire. Still, a great escapist read.