I'm so annoyed with this book I can barely write a review!!!This book is by Georgette Heyer, the "Queen of Mystery and Suspense", according to the book cover. This book is not a mystery!!!!!!It took until 3/4ths into the book for the evil patriarch to get murdered. I don't care if I ruin this for everyone, because it was a horrible book and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! Before the father gets murdered, the author describes his 2nd wife putting poison in his whiskey, which he drinks every night. That is basically what happens in this book. That's it. I was so annoyed when I finished this book that I threw it across the room. My husband got up and retrieved it so I could throw it one more time! This was slightly satisfying.