Sweet Poison - Lord Edward Corinth & Verity Browne (Paperback)
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Sweet Poison - Lord Edward Corinth & Verity Browne (Paperback)

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A murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne.

August 1935. The Duke of Mersham's exclusive party ends in tragedy as General Sir Alistair Craig VC collapses, victim of a poisoned glass of port, just as Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne join the soiree.

The unlikely pair - the younger son of a duke and a journalist committed to the Communist Party - find common ground as they seek the truth and discover that everyone present that evening, including the Duke of Mersham himself, had motive for wanting Sir Alistair out of the picture.

But more deaths will follow before Lord Edward and Verity can get to the bottom of this intriguing mystery...

Praise for David Roberts:

'A classic murder mystery [...] and a most engaging pair of amateur sleuths' Charles Osborne, author of The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie

'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

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472128164
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 126 x 197 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A classic murder mystery with as complex a plot as one could hope for and a most engaging pair of amateur sleuths whom I look forward to encountering again in future novels -- Charles Osborne, author of The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie
Roberts is convincing on period detail and crafts prickly characters...while in fact the period parallels Dorothy L.Sayers, Roberts goes his own way to create - or rather, recreate - a vision of those troubled times * Poisoned Pen *
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, for the many readers who like their sleuthing elegant and their sex and violence concealed behind the curtains * Guardian on Bones of the Buried *
A fine roman a clef homage to the period country house mystery * Reviewing the Evidence *
Praise for David Roberts:
Roberts just keeps getting better with each book ... highly recommended for fans of Love in a Cold Climate and Gosford Park * Publishers Weekly *
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 *

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“Sweet Poison”

A little slow at the start but if you enjoy crime set in a bygone era you will enjoy it.

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11th April 2009
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