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  • Author:
    David Roberts
  • ISBN:
    1569476160
  • ISBN13:
    978-1569476161
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  • Publisher:
    Soho Constable (January 1, 2010)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    British & Irish
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  • Rating:
    4.7
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    990
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Praise for David Roberts.

Praise for David Roberts. 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 Osbourne, author of. The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie. Roberts’ use of period detai. ives the tale terrific texture. Recommend this one heartily.

Hollow Crown (Lord Edward Corinth & Verity Browne, by. David Roberts. The Bones are Buried (Lord Edward Corinth & Verity Browne, by.

Sweet Poison Paperback – 10 Oct 2017. by David Roberts (Author) . It is 1935 and the Duke of Mersham is hosting a party at his country house, when one of the guests is poisoned. Was it an accident or something more sinister?

Sweet Poison Hardcover – 1 Jan 2001. In conclusion, criticism of this book via direct comparison to Sayers' Lord Peter Whimsey books is shallow and not worthy of either author.

Sweet Poison Hardcover – 1 Jan 2001. This book is worthy of attention and it sets the stage for future volumes in the series, which get better and better.

Электронная книга "Sweet Poison", David Roberts David Roberts worked in publishing for over thirty years, most recently as a director, before devoting his energies to writing full time.

Электронная книга "Sweet Poison", David Roberts. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Sweet Poison" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. David Roberts worked in publishing for over thirty years, most recently as a director, before devoting his energies to writing full time. He is married and divides his time between London and Wiltshire.

You embroiled the Bishop in a bar-room fight, asked him if he had murdered General Craig, and then invited him to write for your beastly rag?’‘I thought you would be pleased,’ said Verity.

You embroiled the Bishop in a bar-room fight, asked him if he had murdered General Craig, and then invited him to write for your beastly rag?’‘I thought you would be pleased,’ said Verity een following up leads.

by. Roberts, David, 1944-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on July 19, 2011.

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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.

"Thoroughly enjoyable."-Booklist

It is August 1935 and the Duke of Mersham is hosting an influential party at his house in the English countryside, bringing together public figures interested in improving Anglo-German relations. One of his guests, General Sir Alistair Craig VC, dies from drinking a glass of poisoned port just as latecomers Lord Edward Corinth and journalist Verity Browne arrive on the scene. The unlikely pair-the young son of a duke and a journalist committed to the Communist Party-find common ground as they seek the truth behind the general's murder.


Peles
I thought this was a good first novel in what becomes a series. The criticisms of slow pace, over development of background and so on are cogent if this book is taken on a stand alone basis. But if it is read in the context of what is to come, then the time spent here makes a worthwhile difference for the patient reader. In any case, I think this book has merit, and I think the series has considerable merit. The characters are appealing and this story does a good job of holding together in a plausible manner. The author is a wonderful writer. As an American myself, and someone who loves words, the English idioms and vocabulary are fascinating. Readers of the Kindle version will find the dictionary feature very useful when reading this series. The setting is mid-1930s England and the author does a great job describing with considerable accuracy what the burning issues of the day were. Verity Browne, the female protagonist, is an active, registered Communist. This aspect of her character sets up a natural tension with the growing threat posed by Nazi Germany, and Fascist Italy. Plenty of bad guys. In conclusion, criticism of this book via direct comparison to Sayers' Lord Peter Whimsey books is shallow and not worthy of either author. This book is worthy of attention and it sets the stage for future volumes in the series, which get better and better.
Qulcelat
It is coming out soon on Kindle - the first 4 together. It is a mixture of Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vain with a touch of Inspector Allelyn and certainly Agatha Christie. Yet it is original. I plan to buy the next one but will wait to get the first 4 together. I have been trying to get PBS to redo the Peter Wimsey series but they do not seem interested. These might be a good alternative. If you like Downton Abbey you would probably like this series. It has more political commentary about the Wars and the period between them.
Lynnak
I had to push myself to finish this. The plot seems to be adapted from Dorothy Sayers' characters in the Peter Wimsey books, but hers were well written. These people are dreadfully dull, and littering the book with references to real historical characters does nothing much to improve things
Levaq
Country house mystery with interesting characters. Fans of Agatha Christie will enjoy this book. Mystery, kept my interest through out. Will definitely read next book in series.
Ueledavi
The first in the Lord Corinth/Verit Brown detective series, it is fairly formulaic - titled guy, working-class girl, murder to be solved by clever amateurs. Elizabeth George without the angst. Will try later entries and hope for improvement.
Shou
I vote with reviewer 'persnickity' - this book was so badly written (never mind it having so many elements way too similar to Dorothy L. Sayers' works) that I couldn't even get halfway through reading it. Roberts seems to have missed the part of writing class where you're told to bring out the background of the characters as part of the action, not to burden the reader with great thwacking lumps of unrelieved explanation. If this was intended as an 'homage' to Sayers' novels, I hope Dorothy L. rises up from the grave and tells Roberts to make up his own characters and pay better attention in writing class.

If anyone wants to read something more like real Sayers, try the ones co-authored and written from scratch by Jill Paton Walsh - Thrones, Dominations; A Presumption of Death; and The Attenbury Emeralds.
Qiahmagha
Comparing a book by one author to any book by any other author is always a dilemma. If the comparison is to an author the reader likes -- fine and dandy. But if it's one not so well-liked, then the risk is very real - quite possibly a reader lost for no very good reason. It's true, of course, that any period English-set mystery will conjure up mental images of earlier creations, but really, any book needs to stand on its own merits--and this one is well able to do just that.
Granted, Lord Edward Corinth is the younger brother of a Duke, as is Lord Peter Wimsey, but from there on, Edward is very much his own man. Hardly anyone does (or has done) period detail better than Dame Agatha Christie (in my own opinion, that is) but David Roberts has done an excellent job in recreating that period of England, between the two wars. At least I think he has, not having been there at that time myself, it being slightly before my time. Regardless of that, the writing is smooth and it's very obvious that a lot of research was done to acquire the wealth of period detail that is disbursed so credibly.
Edward's older brother, the Duke of Mersham (who inherited the title only because his older brother was killed in the first war) believes strongly that war is a giant waste of everything, and he believes he can help to avoid the possibility of another war. To this end, he invites several disparate persons to a dinner at his country home--Mersham Castle. There is the retired general, the press lord, the pacifist bishop, a politician, a distant German cousin and now diplomat, and Edward. These men will talk as civilised men do, in an effort to calm the rising hysteria.
Edward's sole task was to squire the step-daughter of the press lord, but rushing to the castle in his Lagonda, he runs afoul of a huge haywagon, and finds himself in the ditch. He is rescued by a dashing young woman, Verity Browne, who just happens to be a journalist on her way to the castle to interview the Duchess.
The two of them arrive at the castle just in time to witness the death of the general, and the further horror of reading all about it in the next mornings newspapers. From there, chaos ensues, and Edward finds himself strangely drawn to Verity as they work together to discover the truth. There will be more deaths as layer after layer of society is peeled back to reveal the truths previously unsuspected. During all of this, Verity is unmasked as a young communist, sincere if a bit mis-guided in her loyalties, whereas Edward is complex and chivalrous, in spite of himself.
You will have no trouble imagining yourself in 1935 London, as you travel its streets and nightclubs with Edward and Verity. The characters are well-drawn, likeable or not as the plot requires. The plot itself is not your ordinary one, but very workable. Justice is served in the end, and if not in an ordinary way, it is a mostly satisfying ending, clearly leaving the way open for a sequel or two or three. I'd be very happy to read more of the adventures of Edward and Verity, and if you like period mysteries, I suspect you might like them, too.