Sweet Sorrow is a brilliant book by the talented author David Roberts. It has class written all over it. This series of books has been featured in the Book and Magazine Collector and many of the titles are now worth hundreds of pounds. Rumour has it that this series will hit the small screen as it's very much like Poirot.
Each book is signed by the author. They are UK First Edition First Printings. The books are also doodled, lined and dated by David Roberts. These books are exclusive to Doodled Books collectors and with the print run estimated at over 1000 books this makes these copies very sought after. A truly wonderful collector’s item which in our opinion can only soar in value!
These books are impressive just for their ability to immerse the reader in the 1930s. This is one of the strongest titles in the series to date ... Very highly recommended. --MyShelf.com
The tenth and final murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne.
August 1939, the last hot days of a perfect English summer, war is now certain, this week, next week . . . soon. Lord Edward Corinth, newly married, is determined to spend these last days of peace quietly with Verity in their new house, The Old Vicarage, in the sleepy Sussex village of Rodmell, a honeymoon of sorts. Fight against it as he might, for Edward it turns out to be a busman's holiday. The poet, Byron Gates is bizarrely murdered after the village fete - executed, in fact, his head chopped off on a wooden block, and Edward is asked to investigate. Alas, murder is not yet done with Verity and Edward. For even in the hallowed studios of Broadcasting House, murder dares to rear its ugly head while Verity is being interviewed about her interesting life as a war correspondent. And before she can take up her new foreign posting, reporting on the international crisis for the New Gazette, there are more deaths, and the intrepid couple embark on one of their most dangerous investigations to date. Praise for David Roberts: 'Roberts just keeps getting better with each book.' Publishers Weekly; 'Roberts pays meticulous attention to period detail and the result is a really well crafted and charming mystery story.' Daily Mail; '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.' Guardian; 'Roberts has captured brilliantly the light and shade of pre-War Britain under the falling shadow of Nazism. A gripping, richly satisfying whodunit, with finely observed characters, sparkling with insouciance and stinging menace.' Peter James.
About the Author
David Roberts worked in publishing for over thirty years. He is married and now divides his time between London and Wiltshire.
- First Edition First Printing
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Constable (29 Oct 2009)
- ISBN-10: 1845296915
- ISBN-13: 978-1845296919
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 3 cm
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