SciFan: books and links for the science fiction fan

  search by writer, book or series:
   
 writers & series: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
home | about | links | e-mail 
 
   Bertie and the Seven Bodies, by Peter Lovesey  
 
  Novel, first publication in 1990
 
  New to SciFan?
SciFan is dedicated to helping you discover new fantasy and SF books:
  • our database of 40,000+ books is cross-referenced by author, series and theme and is updated almost daily
  • we cover new and forthcoming books like no one else [more about us.]

  •  
     
      Buy it online  
     


    Get most new and used editions at Amazon.com, Amazon Canada , Amazon UK or Powells

    Look for second-hand books at Biblio

       
     
       Additional Information  
     
      The eldest son of Queen Victoria, “Bertie” will one day be King Edward VII. For the moment, though, his primary responsibility is to enjoy himself, a task at which he excels – bedding society beauties, betting on sporting events, tormenting his long-suffering wife, and taking his royal bulk off to other people’s country estates, there to shoot things, eat enormous meals, and goose the occasional serving maid. It is at just such an estate that the story unfolds, though this is no ordinary shooting-party. The guest-list, of course, is glittering, featuring a famous lady explorer, a beautiful actress, and several gentlemen known to be good with guns. Unfortunately, the guest-list dwindles rapidly, as one member after another turns up dead, but Bertie greets the murders with a certain delight, as they allow him to exercise his passion for amateur sleuthing (a task at which he doesn’t particularly excel). Lovesey wrote Seven Bodies as an homage to Agatha Christie, but he laced his classically structured puzzle with his own sly, irresistible wit, gleefully poking fun at the pomposities of privilege.

     
     
      Part of series  
     
     
  • Bertie Prince of Wales (#2)

  •  
     
      Related theme(s)  
     
     
  • 19th Century
  • Detectives - Sleuths - Pis - Bounty Hunter
  • Earth
  • Earth
  • Great Britain
  • Kings, Queens & Princes - Emperors - Kingdoms & Empires
  • Murders
  • Mystery

  •  
    © 1998-2010 Olivier Travers & Sophie Bellais - All Rights Reserved