Bertie And The Seven Bodies

Bertie And The Seven Bodies The Eldest Son Of Queen Victoria, Bertie Will One Day Be King Edward VII For The Moment, Though, His Primary Responsibility Is To Enjoy Himself, A Task At Which He Excels Bedding Society Beauties, Tormenting His Long Suffering Wife, And Taking His Royal Bulk Off To Other People S Country Estates, There To Shoot Things, Eat Enormous Meals, And Pinch The Serving Maids It Is At Just Such An Estate That The Story Unfolds, Though This Is No Ordinary Shooting Party, And With A Killer Afoot, The Glittering Guest List Is Dwindling Rapidly Bertie Greets The Murders With Some Delight, As They Allow Him To Exercise His Passion For Amateur Sleuthing A Task At Which He Doesn T Particularly Excel Lovesey Wrote Seven Bodies As An Homage To Agatha Christie, But He Laced His Classically Structured Puzzle With His Own Sly Wit, Gleefully Poking Fun At The Pomposities Of Privilege Utterly Charming What A Delight New York Times A Delicious Option For Fans Of Agatha Christie And Anne Perry

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

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  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • Bertie And The Seven Bodies
  • Peter Lovesey
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 9781933397368

10 thoughts on “Bertie And The Seven Bodies

  1. says:

    A great Golden Age homage Full review at

  2. 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 review.

  3. 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 the book that he was reputed to be in life.

  4. 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 really appeal to me Also I KNEW the motive behind the crime right away, although I didn t guess the murderer, and actually found that part quite intriguing I don t think I ll look up any in this series.

  5. says:

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

  6. 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 watch the athletic jumps Bertie makes as he leaps from one unfounded conclusion after another I don t think this entry is as well done as the other two in this series, and overall it is a very weak entry in the works of Lovesey.

  7. 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 managed to blend its comedic and serious elements together very well to create something quite special and surprisingly original For a full review check out my blog Mysteries Ahoy

  8. 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 silly It called to mind the game of Clue with its mix of stock characters, victims and suspects alike.

  9. 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. 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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