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 - the New Gazette's correspondent in Vienna - is one of the first to be deported 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. Lord Edward Corinth also finds death where it is least expected, in the grounds of Lord Mountbatten's country house, Broadlands. There to meet his friend the Maharaja of Batiala, Edward's nephew Frank stumbles on a corpse. The police are satisfied that the man, identified as Peter Gray, a painter of some repute, died of natural causes but his niece, Vera, persuades Edward that all is not as it seems. Between them, Edward and Verity investigate two murders and Verity's eyes are opened to what has been obvious to all their friends, that Edward is the man she loves and that her destiny is to be his partner in life as well as in crime.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 195 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 17 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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