A moonlit night, a sleeping village, and an unaccountable murder ...
Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, making the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Famous for her historical novels, she also wrote twelve highly acclaimed mystery novels. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one. Ulli Birve has performed for various companies in Australia including Playbox Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Hit Productions, Sydney Theatre Company, Red Shed and State Theatre Company of South Australia. She performed in the production Oceans and Utopias in Lisbon for World Expo (directed by Philippe Genty), and for television Ulli played Helen Virtue in the ABC series Something in the Air.
'Death in the Stocks is that rare and refreshing thing - a clever
problem stated, developed and finally solved in terms of
character.' -- The Times
'Miss Heyer's characters act and speak with an ease and conviction that is refreshing as it is rare in the ordinary mystery novel.' -- The Times Literary Supplement
'Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended.' -- The New York Times