Free eBook Hollow Crown download

by David Roberts

Free eBook Hollow Crown download ISBN: 0786710527
Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Carroll & Graf; 1st Carroll & Graf Ed edition (November 21, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 320
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size MP3: 1144 mb
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Rating: 4.8
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DAVID ROBERTS worked in publishing for over thirty years before devoting his energies to writing full time. Dangerous Sea. The More Deceived.

DAVID ROBERTS worked in publishing for over thirty years before devoting his energies to writing full time. He is married and divides his time between London and Wiltshire. Visit ww. ordedwardcorinth. uk to find out more about David and the series. 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 Osborne, author of. The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie. Roberts’ use of period detail. gives the tale terrific texture.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Having dealt with death in Sweet Poison and The Bones of the Buried, Lord Edward Corinth is invited by his friend Joe Weaver.

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David Roberts his word. In the event, the day. In the event, the day proved uncomfortable in a very different way from how he had imagined. He picked Verity up in the Lagonda just after three o’clock – the lecture was to start at six after which they were to have dinner with Frank’s housemaster, Mr Chandler – and on the way he told her of his visit from Chief Inspector Pride.

A murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne. 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.

Enjoyed this immensely. The period is detailed and like "Poirot" you feel as if you're there. Well developed plot and for a mystery afficionado, twists that make the ending worth the read.

Hollow Crown David Roberts. It's highly recommended for fans of Love in a Cold Climate and Gosford Park. Lord Edward Corinth is invited by his friend Joe Weaver, the press lord and close friend of the British royal family, to recover certain letters stolen from the King's intimate friend Wallis Simpson.

Since 2000 he has been a full-time writer, best known for a series of crime novels set during the late 1930s, and featuring the joint adventures of Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne

Having dealt with death in Sweet Poison and The Bones of the Buried, Lord Edward Corinth is invited by his friend Joe Weaver, the press lord and close friend of the British royal family, for the comparatively simpler case of recovering certain letters stolen from the king’s intimate friend Wallis Simpson. There is no mystery about who has taken these letters—it is a woman called Mrs. Raymond Harkness, a former mistress of the king and a close friend of Edward’s. When Edward goes down to Haling, the country house of conservative M.P. Leo Scannon where Mrs. Harkness is also a house guest, he cannot guess that retrieving stolen goods is to be complicated by a murder. Edward’s friend and fellow sleuth, the journalist Verity Browne, returned from the savagery of the Spanish Civil War, welcomes the distraction of helping Edward investigate what suddenly becomes a double murder. Both Edward and Verity are soon involved with political protest and the fight against Fascism—the Cable Street riots and the Jarrow March—and both battle to find the truth behind the hollow crown in what the poet W. H. Auden called “a low, dishonest decade.”
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MOQ
Lord Edward # 3

Commissioned to recover some indiscreet letters written by the King to Wallis Simpson, Edward finds himself a suspect in the thief's sudden death.

I'm not sure what originally interested me about this series, but it's gone. I finished the book out of simple inertia. Verity is a twerp and Edward is more focused on honor than practicality. The title was minimally relevant.
Silvermaster
Enjoyed this immensely. The characters are well developed and each book has you waiting for the next installment. The period is detailed and like "Poirot" you feel as if you're there. Well developed plot and for a mystery afficionado, twists that make the ending worth the read.
Hadadel
all ok no problems
Heraly
This is the third book in the Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne murder mystery series; all ten are set in England in the 1930s. The narrative is mostly told from Edward's view point, but his fellow sleuth Verity is an intelligent, adventuresome woman whose insights and boldness often solve the case.

Verity is a card-carrying member of the Communist Party who writes for the Daily Worker and the New Gazette, a more middle of the road paper. In Hollow Crown she has just returned from Spain after the fall of Toledo. After having witnessed horrific acts of savagery on both sides, she has begun to question her idealism even while recognizing the threat of Fascism to all of Europe. In London, she reconnects with Lord Edward to help him recover the king's letters to his secret mistress, Mrs. Simpson, which were stolen by one of Edward's friends. She also begins to write a book about what is happening in Spain.

As a female war correspondent, Verity is faced with the jealousy and resentment of her male colleagues. She has freely taken lovers, like other women in the story in spite of societal disapproval of their "loose living." New female freedoms, however, create tensions between the lord, Edward, and the communist, Verity, adding spice to their growing attachment to each other.

This series beautifully documents Britain's social and political unrest as it lurches toward World War II. There is the admiration of some, including the king, of the "new Germany" and Hitler. Some have even joined Sir Oswald Mosley and his band of thugs. Verity represents other views. She is involved in political protest at home, including the Cable Street riots and Jarrow March, protesting the poverty and unemployment of the North. The desolate life of the British colonials in Africa also is described.
Shomeshet
In 1936, Hitler is marching the Germans toward war, Franco is beating back the Republicans in Spain, and the English upper class is trying to hold onto a terrible secret--the new King, Edward, has fallen in love with a divorced woman, Wallis Simpson and is talking about marrying her. Lord Edward Corinth is called in to help with a vital task. The King's former mistress has stolen letters the King wrote to Wallis--letters that go beyond matters of the heart to discuss his sympathies toward the Nazi cause. If they fall into the wrong hands, not only the King, but the entire English monarchy may fall.
Edward agrees to help, but before he can persuade his friend to return the letters, she is killed and the letters vanish. Edward is the leadins suspect. Together with his friend, communist and newspaper reporter Verity Browne, Edward tries to get to the bottom of the mystery. But, can he trust even his friend Verity or will she, when she learns the truth, tell the Communist Party the truth about the letters and lead to the very overthrow that Edward has tried to prevent?
Author David Roberts writes convincingly about the fascinating period between the first and second world wars. The depression has radicalized all of Europe and both fascists and communists march and clash in the streets. With its message of power and elitism, fascism is popular with the upper class, even the King. Verity's struggles with her loyalties to country and party ring true. Edward is charmingly elite, yet cannot avoid the attraction toward the energetic Verity.
HOLLOW CROWN combines a critical period of history with convincing and detailed characters and a solid mystery to deliver a satisfying and compelling read.