The Bones of the Buried

The Bones of the Buried

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Baker & Taylor
Set against the politically tumultuous backdrop of the 1930s, a gripping mystery follows the unlikely duo of Verity Browne, a foreign correspondent, and Lord Edward Corinth, an heir to an English dukedom, as they join forces in Spain to discover who is behind the murders of three men who have ties to Eton University.

Perseus Publishing
She’s a foreign correspondent for a British national newspaper. He’s the scion to an English dukedom. It is 1936, and they’re in Spain, Verity Browne because she is passionately committed to defending the Spanish republic against Franco’s imminent fascist threat and Lord Edward Corinth because she summoned him. She is investigating the killing of a Communist Party worker in the hills outside Madrid, and she desperately needs Edward’s help. The stakes for Verity in this murky murder case surpass the ideological, as the prime suspect—David Griffith-Jones, a senior figure in the Communist Party—also happens to be her lover. Against all odds and his personal inclinations, Edward saves his arch rival for Verity’s affections from a firing squad. This new adventure in David Roberts’s sophisticated mystery series set in the politically turbulent prewar thirties has, however, only just begun. It continues in London, where Edward becomes embroiled in the investigation of a second murder, the victim this time no Communist Party worker but rather a conservative banker. Unlikely though a connection between the two cases may be, Edward does find one. He discovers that both men attended Eton. So, Edward realizes, did another man who has recently died—on safari in Kenya, in what appears to be a shooting accident. An Etonian himself, Edward begins to suspect that more than the destiny of nations is determined on the playing fields of Eton. In their politically awkward, romantically charged alliance, the aristocratic Edward and Communist-sympathizer Verity together pursue the truth in a mystifying case that could endanger both their lives.

She's a foreign correspondent for a British national newspaper. He's the scion to an English dukedom. It is 1936, and they're in Spain, Verity Browne because she is passionately committed to defending the Spanish republic against Franco's imminent fascist threat and Lord Edward Corinth because she summoned him. She is investigating the killing of a Communist Party worker in the hills outside Madrid, and she desperately needs Edward's help. The stakes for Verity in this murky murder case surpass the ideological, as the prime suspect—David Griffith-Jones, a senior figure in the Communist Party—also happens to be her lover. Against all odds and his personal inclinations, Edward saves his arch rival for Verity's affections from a firing squad. This new adventure in David Roberts's sophisticated mystery series set in the politically turbulent prewar thirties has, however, only just begun. It continues in London, where Edward becomes embroiled in the investigation of a second murder, the victim this time no Communist Party worker but rather a conservative banker. Unlikely though a connection between the two cases may be, Edward does find one. He discovers that both men attended Eton. So, Edward realizes, did another man who has recently died—on safari in Kenya, in what appears to be a shooting accident. An Etonian himself, Edward begins to suspect that more than the destiny of nations is determined on the playing fields of Eton. In their politically awkward, romantically charged alliance, the aristocratic Edward and Communist-sympathizer Verity together pursue the truth in a mystifying case that could endanger both their lives.


Blackwell North Amer
Lord Edward Corinth returns to London after six months in New York to find his sparring partner of the previous year, Verity Browne, insisting he investigate a murder in Madrid. It is 1936 and Spain is about to erupt into civil war. Verity is a foreign correspondent for a national newspaper and passionately committed to defending the Spanish republic against the fascist threat. Her lover, David Griffiths-Jones, a senior figure in the Communist Party, has been convicted of killing a fellow Party worker in the hills outside Madrid and Verity appeals to Edward to help save him from the firing squad, even though she knows he sees him as his rival in love.
Against the odds, he succeeds, but is suddenly called back to England before he can tidy up all the loose ends. In London, Edward becomes embroiled in the investigation of a second murder, that of a banker who had been his contemporary at Eton. Edward uncovers a connection between his dead friend and the victim of the unsolved murder in Spain. Both had been at school with him and there is a third man - another Eton contemporary - whose earlier death in a shooting accident on safari in Kenya now arouses his suspicions.
Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne, attracted to each other but at odds politically, join in an awkward alliance to discover the truth. Political and personal danger surrounds them and there is no guarantee that justice will be done and murder avenged.

Baker
& Taylor

Set against the politically tumultuous backdrop of the 1930s, a mystery follows the unlikely duo of Verity Browne, a foreign correspondent, and Lord Edward Corinth, an heir to an English dukedom, as they join forces in Spain to discover who is behind the murders of three men who have ties to Eton University.

Publisher: New York : Carroll and Graf, 2001
ISBN: 9780786709083
0786709081
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 23 cm

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Oct 25, 2016

The second book in the Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne series. MNLINK HAS THE BOOK

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