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Sweet Sorrow by David Roberts
  

Sweet Sorrow

Part of the Lord Edward Corinth & Verity Browne Series

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Sweet Sorrow by David Roberts

August 1939, the last hot days of a perfect English summer - war is now certain, this week, next week . . . soon. Lord Edward Corinth, newly married, is determined to spend these last days of peace quietly with Verity in their new house, The Old Vicarage, in the sleepy Sussex village of Rodmell - a honeymoon of sorts. Fight against it as he might, for Edward it turns out to be a busman's holiday. The poet, Byron Gates is bizarrely murdered after the village fete - executed, in fact, his head chopped off on a wooden block - and 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 while Verity is being interviewed about her interesting life as a war correspondent. And before she can take up her new foreign posting, reporting on the international crisis for the New Gazette, there are more deaths, and the intrepid couple embark on one of their most dangerous investigations to date.Praise for David Roberts:'Roberts just keeps getting better with each book.' Publishers Weekly'Roberts pays meticulous attention to period detail and the result is a really well crafted and charming mystery story.' Daily Mail'This is a witty and meticulous recreation of the class-ridden middle England of the 1930s... a perfect example of golden age mystery traditions with the cobwebs swept away.' Guardian'Roberts has captured brilliantly the light and shade of pre-War Britain under the falling shadow of Nazism.A gripping, richly satisfying whodunit, with finely observed characters, sparkling with insouciance and stinging menace.' Peter James

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Impressive ... one of the strongest titles in the series to date. Very highly recommended. * MyShelf.com * 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. He is married and now divides his time between London and Wiltshire.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2010

Author

David Roberts

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Publisher

Robinson Publishing an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781849013789

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