The Bones of the Buried: The Second in the Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne Murder Mystery series

by David Roberts | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0786709081 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 10/30/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, October 30, 2017
I got this hardcover from the ongoing charity-sale shelves at a local Hannaford's. Set in 1936 at the onset of the Spanish civil war, it features unlikely detective duo Lord Edward Corinth and gritty correspondent Verity Browne - who's in love with a leading Communist leader, putting her at odds politically with Edward, who for some reason finds himself in love with her. (He finds himself in love with several people, as it happens - none of them very convincingly, I'm afraid!)

The book opens with a flashback to a traumatized boy's days at Eton, in which he suffers abuse from a cruel older boy and his friend - and just when he seems to have found a champion in another boy, events go horribly wrong. And then we jump to the present-day characters and events, none of which I found as interesting as the preamble, even though it set the stage for the rest of the book.

Conflicting motives, confusing details, repetitive character confrontations... I wasn't enthralled by this one, and I found the resolution(s) rather frustrating.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Hannaford Supermarket, 77 Derry Rd in Hudson, New Hampshire USA on Friday, February 09, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (2/10/2018 UTC) at Hannaford Supermarket, 77 Derry Rd in Hudson, New Hampshire USA

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I donated this book to the ongoing book-sale shelves inside the supermarket. (They sell donated books for low prices, with the proceeds going to local charities.) Hope the buyer enjoys the book!

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