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Bertie And The Crime Of Passion

On sale

26th July 2012

Price: £3.99

Selected:  ebook / ISBN-13: 9781405519847

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The third in the delightfully witty crime series set in late 19th century bohemian Paris, following the adventures of Bertie, Prince of Wales.

Bertie is in Paris, a city which holds many attractions for him, not least the actress Sarah Bernhardt. It is the divine Sarah who informs him of a recent murder on the dance floor of the Moulin Rouge as the cabaret reached its climax. Bertie can never resist demonstrating his sleuthing skills and he rashly co-opts Bernhardt as his assistant.

When the French police make an arrest, Bertie is on the point of quitting Paris and abandoning the case. Prompted by Sarah, he discovers new clues and saves an innocent man from the guillotine . . .


Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
The incorrigible Bertie teams up with the divine Sarah Bernhardt for this high-spirited adventure, which takes place in the risqué society of bohemian Paris during the 1890s ... What a delight to share in his education
Jolly japes all round.
Larky and light, but as always, with more gravitas than you'd suppose.
Britain's most distinguished amateur detective returns with another witty romp through the Victorian underworld... hugely enjoyable... keeps its tongue firmly in cheek and rattles along wonderfully.
Publishers Weekly
A lively evocation of fin de siècle Paris
Sunday Times
Lovesey regally blends the beastly and the blithe in a crafty period delight