The Quality of Mercy - Lord Edward Corinth & Verity Browne (Paperback)David Roberts (author)
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A murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne
When the Nazis seize Austria in March 1938, Verity Browne is one of the first to be deported from Vienna as a well-known anti-Fascist. Before she leaves, she is able to arrange for a young Jew, George Dreiser, to escape to England. But where he expects to find safety, he finds danger and sudden death instead.
Lord Edward Corinth also finds death where he least expects it: in the grounds of Lord Mountbatten's country house. There his nephew Frank stumbles on a corpse. Although the police are satisfied that the man died of natural causes, Edward's niece persuades Edward that all is not as it seems...
In this classic investigation, Verity and Edward find that death comes more often than not to the innocent, and that many lives are left to the mercy of strangers.
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
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 125 x 197 x 16 mm
Roberts just keeps getting better with each book ... highly recommended for fans of Love in a Cold Climate and Gosford Park * Publishers Weekly *
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 *
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