David Roberts - The Quality of Mercy - Little, Brown Book Group

The Quality of Mercy

By David Roberts

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When the Nazis seize Austria in March 1938, Verity Browne - the "New Gazette's" correspondent in Vienna - is one of the first to be deported as a well-known anti-Fascist. Before she leaves, she is able to arrange for a young Jew, Georg Dreiser, to escape to England, but where he expects to find safety, he finds danger and sudden death.

A murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne

When the Nazis seize Austria in March 1938, Verity Browne is one of the first to be deported from Vienna as a well-known anti-Fascist. Before she leaves, she is able to arrange for a young Jew, George Dreiser, to escape to England. But where he expects to find safety, he finds danger and sudden death instead.

Lord Edward Corinth also finds death where he least expects it: in the grounds of Lord Mountbatten's country house. There his nephew Frank stumbles on a corpse. Although the police are satisfied that the man died of natural causes, Edward's niece persuades Edward that all is not as it seems...

In this classic investigation, Verity and Edward find that death comes more often than not to the innocent, and that many lives are left to the mercy of strangers.

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

'A perfect example of golden-age mystery traditions with the cobwebs swept away' Guardian

Biographical Notes

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.

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  • ISBN: 9781472128102
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Constable
Praise for David Roberts:
Roberts just keeps getting better with each book ... highly recommended for fans of Love in a Cold Climate and Gosford Park — Publishers Weekly
A classic murder mystery [...] and a most engaging pair of amateur sleuths — Charles Osborne, author of The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie
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
A perfect example of golden-age mystery traditions with the cobwebs swept away — Guardian
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