desmond elliott 2017 newgen books for YA readers
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

This edition has not yet been published

If available, why not choose another format from the 'Other Formats' box on the right.

Sweet Sorrow by David Roberts

Sweet Sorrow

Part of the Lord Edward Corinth & Verity Browne Series

RRP £8.99

Notify me
when available

As soon as this book is published
we will send you an email.


Sweet Sorrow by David Roberts

A murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity BrowneAugust 1939, the last hot days of a perfect English summer as the certainty of war descends. Newlyweds Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne are determined to spend these last days of peace quietly in their new house in a sleepy Sussex village - a honeymoon of sorts. But fight against it as he might, for Edward it turns out to be a busman's holiday. When poet Byron Gates is bizarrely murdered after the village fete - executed, in fact, his head chopped off on a wooden block - Edward is asked to investigate.Alas, murder is not yet done with Verity and Edward, for even in the hallowed studios of Broadcasting House, murder dares to rear its ugly head. Before Verity can take up her new foreign posting, there are more deaths and the intrepid couple embark on one of their most dangerous investigations to date.Praise for David Roberts:'A gripping, richly satisfying whodunit with finely observed characters, sparkling with insouciance and stinging menace' Peter James'A really well-crafted and charming mystery story' Daily Mail'A perfect example of golden-age mystery traditions with the cobwebs swept away' Guardian


A perfect example of golden-age mystery traditions with the cobwebs swept away * Guardian * A really well-crafted and charming mystery story * Daily Mail * A gripping, richly satisfying whodunit with finely observed characters, sparkling with insouciance and stinging menace -- Peter James A classic murder mystery [...] and a most engaging pair of amateur sleuths * Charles Osborne, author of The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie * Roberts just keeps getting better with each book ... highly recommended for fans of Love in a Cold Climate and Gosford Park * Publishers Weekly * Praise for David Roberts:

About the Author

David Roberts worked in publishing for over thirty years, most recently as a director, before devoting his energies to writing full time. He is married and divides his time between London and Wiltshire.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

5th October 2017


David Roberts

More books by David Roberts
Author 'Like for Like'


Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


272 pages


Crime & mystery



If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.


Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!


It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell