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

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It is August 1935 and the Duke of Mersham is hosting one of his influential parties, bringing together public figures interested in improving Anglo-German relations. One of his guests is General Sir Alistair Craig VC, who swallows poison in the duke's excellent port and dies just as latecomer Lord Edward Corinth and journalist Verity Browne arrive on the scene. The unlikely pair - the younger son of a duke and a journalist committed to the Communist Party find common ground as they seek for the truth behind the genera's murder and discover that everyone present - including the duke himself - had a motive for wanting Sir Alistair out of the way. First published in hardback in 2000, this classic detective story introducing Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne was much acclaimed.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781841194028
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 17 mm


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Readers waiting for another Christie redux will find great pleasure in this thoroughly enjoyable first novel * Booklist *
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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