The Quality of Mercy

The Quality of Mercy

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Baker & Taylor
Deported from Nazi-seized 1938 Austria for her work against fascism, news correspondent Verity Brown unsuccessfully attempts to rescue a young Jewish man, while Lord Edward Corinth investigates his niece's suspicions that a prominent painter did not die of natural causes.

Perseus Publishing
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. Lord Edward Corinth also finds death where it is least expected, in the grounds of Lord Montbatten's country house, Broadlands. There to meet his friend the Maharaja of Batiala, Edward's nephew Frank stumbles on a corpse. The police are satisfied that the man, identified as Peter Gray, a painter of some repute, died of natural cause; but his niece, Vera, persuades Edward that all is not as it seems. Between them, Edward and Verity investigate two murders and Verity's eyes are opened to what has been obvious to all their friends, that Edward is the man she loves and that her destiny is to be his partner in life as well as in crime.

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.

Lord Edward Corinth also finds death where it is least expected, in the grounds of Lord Montbatten's country house, Broadlands. There to meet his friend the Maharaja of Batiala, Edward's nephew Frank stumbles on a corpse. The police are satisfied that the man, identified as Peter Gray, a painter of some repute, died of natural cause; but his niece, Vera, persuades Edward that all is not as it seems.

Between them, Edward and Verity investigate two murders and Verity's eyes are opened to what has been obvious to all their friends, that Edward is the man she loves and that her destiny is to be his partner in life as well as in crime.


Publisher Group West
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.


Blackwell North Amer
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 her enforced departure she is able to arrange for a young Jew, Georg Dreiser, to escape to England, but here where he least expects it, comes danger and sudden death.
Lord Edward Corinth also has an encounter with the grim reaper, in the grounds of Lord Louis Mountbatten's country house, Broadlands. There to meet his friend the Maharaja of Batiala, Edward's nephew, Frank, stumbles on a corpse. The police are satisfied that the man, identified as Peter Gray, a painter of some repute, died of natural causes but his niece, Vera, has reason to believe that is not the case.
So between them, Edward and Verity set about the investigation of two murders and it seems that at last Verity's eyes might be opened to what has long been obvious to all their friends - that Edward is the man she loves.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2006
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786718405
0786718404
Branch Call Number: Mystery Roberts
Characteristics: 229 p. ; 23 cm

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Oct 25, 2016

The seventh book in the Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne series

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