A Grave Man

A Grave Man

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A sixth installment of the popular series finds Verity Browne and Lord Edward Corinth attending a Hindenburg victim's memorial service, an event that is shattered by the murder of a distinguished archaeologist whose death has possible ties to an eminent surgeon's questionable research in the field of eugenics.

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Verity Browne and Lord Edward Corinth are attending a memorial service in Westminster Abbey for Lord Benyon, killed a few months before when the Hindenburg airship burst into flames as it docked in New Jersey. Also present are the distinguished archaeologist Professor Pitt-Messanger and his daughter Maud. As the congregation disperses after the service, Edward hears Miss Pitt-Messanger cry for help. Her father is slumped in his seat, stabbed to death with an ancient Assyrian dagger. Soon afterwards Verity is invited to Swifts Hill, the house in Kent belonging to millionaire Sir Simon Castlewood. He and his wife are looking after Maud Pitt-Messanger while she recovers from her father's death. But it transpires that the old man was a selfish bully who made Maud's life miserable and prevented her from marrying the man she loved. By coincidence, Winston Churchill has asked Edward to look into the Castlewood Foundation, set up by Sir Simon Castlewood to further medical research. There is a suspicion that Sir Simon's protege, the eminent surgeon Dominic Montillo, is using the Foundation to fund research into the so-called science of eugenics. So when Maud Pitt-Messanger is also stabbed, Edward and Verity join forces to find her killer.

Verity Browne and Lord Edward Corinth are attending a memorial service in Westminster Abbey for Lord Benyon, killed a few months before when the Hindenburg airship burst into flames as it docked in New Jersey. Also present are the distinguished archaeologist Professor Pitt-Messanger and his daughter Maud. As the congregation disperses after the service, Edward hears Miss Pitt-Messanger cry for help. Her father is slumped in his seat, stabbed to death with an ancient Assyrian dagger.

Soon afterwards Verity is invited to Swifts Hill, the house in Kent belonging to millionaire Sir Simon Castlewood. He and his wife are looking after Maud Pitt-Messanger while she recovers from her father's death. But it transpires that the old man was a selfish bully who made Maud's life miserable and prevented her from marrying the man she loved.

By coincidence, Winston Churchill has asked Edward to look into the Castlewood Foundation, set up by Sir Simon Castlewood to further medical research. There is a suspicion that Sir Simon's protege, the eminent surgeon Dominic Montillo, is using the Foundation to fund research into the so-called science of eugenics. So when Maud Pitt-Messanger is also stabbed, Edward and Verity join forces to find her killer.


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Verity Browne and Lord Edward Corinth are attending a memorial service in Westminster Abbey for Lord Benyon, killed a few months before when the Hindenburg airship burst into flames as it docked in New Jersey. Also present are the distinguished archaeologist Professor Pitt-Messanger and his daughter Maud. As the congregation disperses after the service, Edward hears Miss Pitt-Messanger cry for help. Her father is slumped in his seat, stabbed to death with an ancient Assyrian dagger.
Soon afterwards Verity gets herself invited to Swifts Hill, the ultra-modern house in Kent belonging to the millionaire Sir Simon Castlewood. He and his wife are looking after Maud Pitt-Messanger while she recovers from the shock of her father's death. But it transpires that the old man was a selfish bully who had made Maud's life a misery and prevented her from marrying the man she loved.
By coincidence, Winston Churchill has asked Edward to look into the Castlewood Foundation, a fund set up by Sir Simon Castlewood to further medical research. There is a suspicion that Sir Simon's protege, the eminent surgeon Dominic Montillo, is using the Foundation to fund research into racial types - the so-called science of eugenics. So when Maud Pitt-Messanger is also stabbed, Edward and Verity join forces to find her killer. Yet Verity's distrust of Churchill, and her growing attraction to a young German aristocrat, Adam yon Trott, causes them both unhappiness and lends the investigation a dangerous edge of tension.

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& Taylor

Verity Browne and Lord Edward Corinth attend a Hindenburg victim's memorial service, an event at which a distinguished archaeologist with possible ties to an eminent surgeon's research in the field of eugenics is murdered.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, c2005
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786715961
0786715960
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ROB
Characteristics: 262 p. ;,23 cm.

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Oct 25, 2016

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

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bluenose62
Jan 28, 2010

I bought the first one in this series at a yard sale - I wish the library had all of they - they are fantastic!

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