Bertie and the Seven Bodies




      Bertie and the Seven Bodies
The second entry of the Bertie Prince of Wales mystery series, featuring future King Edward VII, Albert Edward, as an amateur sleuth solving suspicious murders in Victorian England.Bertie, Prince of Wales, is delighted to be invited by Lady Amelia, a recently widowed young woman, to Desborough Hall for a week long shooting party The eleven other motley guests include a poet, a chaplain, and an explorer The party promises a week of shooting, socializing, and feasting, but these expectations are soon shattered asone of the guests collapses face first into her dessert and dies before the night is out At first, this death is believed to be an accident, and the party continues with their hunting plans for the week But when another guest turns up dead the very next day, Bertie realizes that the deaths cannot be coincidences and that a serial killer is terrorizing the party Bertie puts his deductive skills to use, but each day that the case goes unsolved is deadly. Read Bertie and the Seven Bodies By Peter Lovesey – bluevapours.co.uk

Peter Harmer Lovesey born 1936 in Whitton, Middlesex is a British writer of historical and contemporary crime novels and short stories His best known series characters are Sergeant Cribb, a Victorian era police detective based in London, and Peter Diamond, a modern day police detective in Bath Lovesey s novels and stories mainly fall into the category of entertaining puzzlers in the Golden Age tradition of mystery writing.Most of Peter Lovesey s writing has been done under his own name However, he did write three novels under the pen name Peter Lear.Lovesey s novels and short stories have won him a number of awards, including both the Gold and Silver Daggers of the Crime Writers Association, of which he was chairman in 1991 92 In 2000, he received the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement in crime writing.Peter Lovesey lives near Chichester His son Phil Lovesey also writes crime novels.


      Bertie and the Seven Bodies
 By Peter Lovesey IBN :  Format : Kindle Edition – bluevapours.co.uk
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  • Bertie and the Seven Bodies
  • Peter Lovesey
  • 15 August 2018

10 thoughts on “ Bertie and the Seven Bodies

  1. Puzzle Doctor says:

    A great Golden Age homage Full review at classicmystery.wordpress.com

  2. Clare O& says:

    I read this as part of the three book omnibus called Bertie The Prince of Wales, Bertie, is jaunting around the country seemingly without many cares or attendants He copes with a lady guest dying in the middle of dinner at a country house, but finding a man shot dead in the middle of a pheasant shoot next day makes him decide to play sleuth Best for those who enjoy historical crime with many references to the rich and famous I downloaded an e ARC from Fresh Fiction This is an unbiased I read this as part of the three book omnibus called Bertie The Prince of ...

  3. Joy says:

    This was a humerous mystery featuring a fictitious character based on the actual Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, son of Queen Victoria Bertie and his wife are invited for a weekend shooting party where the guests begin dying one by one Bertie fancies himself quite a sleuth and tries to solve the crimes I listened to this on tape while I scrapbooked British who done its are always fun This one had a little element of history mixed in Yes, Bertie was the playboy in th...

  4. Lisa Rathbun says:

    The narrator s voice is amusing in his self importance and the ease with which he switches opinions or takes another s point as his own and the world of grand country estates with fleets of servants preparing delicious meals was deliciously 19th century English, but the characters were highly immoral and only offended at their immorality being discussed and didn t reall...

  5. Geri says:

    I enjoyed this book very much.Although there were murders takingplace the author inserted much humor as well.

  6. Dr T says:

    Bertie son of Queen Victoria and future King of England is at a shooting party at which an appalling number of game birds are killed, and not a few of the attendees at the week long event Bertie considers himself a competent amateur detective, so he takes upon himself to solve the murders without arousing the interest of the press and the public As the upper class attendees get bumped off one after another, it is fascinating to watc...

  7. Aidan says:

    Overall I found Bertie and the Seven Bodies to be a funnier,tightly plotted outing than his first It is not just a very good Christie pastiche, it is a fine mystery novel in its own right and I think it ...

  8. Joanna says:

    This was fun A blend of some typical Christie like conceits locked room, manor house party, countdown serial murders with a roguish ruffian Crown Prince for a bumbling amateur sleuth Definitely a little sil...

  9. David Hallstrom says:

    This is enjoyable because, well, it s a Lovesey And he is always enjoyable Clever Well plotted Very solid characters and lots of humor But there were a few spots in the middle where the narrative dragged.

  10. Luisa says:

    I am sure peoplethink I am a complete lunatic now, I was giggling so much reading this Entertaining and a book that makes you smile is definitely worth it.

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