Dangerous Sea (Lord Edward Corinth & Verity Browne #4)
Optioned by Columbia for a major motion picture, this new who-dunit continues the popular series. It features one of the most perfectly mismatched pairs of sleuths in British mystery fiction: the aristocratic Lord Edward Corinth and left-wing journalist Verity Browne. In a lively new adventure, Verity finds herself, despite her communist sympathies, traveling in a first-cl...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 5th 2003 by Carroll & Graf
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I should really have started with the first book in the series, but I couldn't find it at the library and this looked interesting. I mostly liked this book, but I found the writing of the main female character to be annoyingly capricious. Also, the mystery was a bit too loosely plotted. Not sure if I will read more of this series.
Roberts is trying to create a detective pair like Sayers' Lord Peter and Harriet Vane, but fails. The book is too novelish to be a good mystery. There is also random premarital sex and the whole book is seeped in pseudo-historical social commentary.
David Roberts was an editor at Chatto and Windus, editorial director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson and a partner of Michael O'Mara Books, before becoming a full-time writer in 2000.