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ISBN: 0440121531
Author: Robert Barnard
Language: English
Publisher: Dell (October 1, 1983)
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.4
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Death And The Princess book. And Perry Trethowan of Scotland Yard had to catch a cold-blooded killer intent on causing a scandal that could shake the nation.

Death And The Princess book. Princess Helena had only a distant claim to the throne, but.

A Perry Trethowan book. Robert Barnard was a well-established crime writer. Perry himself narrates the story in a low key humorous style which draws you into the story immediately. This is the second Perry Trethowan story I've read and I think it is the style of the narrative which keeps me reading rather than the plot. The characters do come to life on the page through his eyes and the claustrophobic life of someone in the public eye is well done.

However, next morning I had no alternative but to attend the Princess on an official function. She was visiting the Local Government Offices at Kilburn Town Hall, and since Kilburn contained a large. Irish population, everyone was. Irish population, everyone was jittery. It seemed necessary for the senior man to be there

Book in the Perry Trethowan Series). Death & the Princess-no, no! not that Princess-by Robert Barnard just cries out for a visual treatment.

Book in the Perry Trethowan Series).

Assigned as British Princess Helena's personal bodyguard, Scotland Yard Detective Perry Trethowan struggles to defend his own virtue against the lascivious princess while tracking down the methodical killer who is murdering her numerous lovers.

Death and the Princess. Superintendent Perry Trethowan was used to cases that involved people in high places, and in this one he finds himself at the top of the tree – among the British royals. A Princess, albeit only a minuscule royal offshoot, with a snug little apartment in Kensington Palace and a snug little sum on the Civil List, is threatened – but by whom, why, and exactly what is uncertain. Her circle consists mostly of boy-friends, and they are a motley lot, drawn from the worlds of politics, the stage, even the football field. But are they endangered too or are they part of the threat?

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Scotland Yard Superintendent Perry Trethowan is enjoying a vacation evening at a cozy Yorkshire pub when an old woman shows him an original, unpublished Bronte manuscript. Trethowan agrees to engage in a little literary detective work, but he doesn’t realize that for a criminal the manuscript is motive for theft, torture-and murder. Death returns to a Yorkshire village when a museum opens on the site of an unexplained murder/suicide where a renowned author killed his sister with an ax and shot himself.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Assigned as British Princess Helena’s personal bodyguard, Scotland Yard Detective Perry Trethowan struggles to defend his own virtue against the lascivious princess while tracking down the methodical killer who is murdering her numerous lovers. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: ScribnerReleased: Jan 22, 2013ISBN: 9781476716251Format: book.

Under the pseudonym Bernard Bastable, Robert Barnard published two standalone novels and two alternate history books . Perry Trethowan novels. Death by Sheer Torture (1981). Death and the Princess (1982). The Missing Bronte (1983).

Under the pseudonym Bernard Bastable, Robert Barnard published two standalone novels and two alternate history books starring Wolfgang Mozart as a detective, he having survived to old age. Barnard died on 19 September 2013. He and his wife Louise lived in Yorkshire. Death in Purple Prose (1987) . The Cherry Blossom Corpse.

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Comments:

Rrd
He writes well and usually I enjoy his books but this one was a bit uninteresting and plot was forced but still okay to read when you need a quick unthinking read. Not as enjoyable as usual.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
When you pick up one of the many murder mysteries by Robert Barnard, you are likely to find yourself within one of three categories of approach:

1) Scathing satires of political or class absurdities.

2) Serious explorations of a particular societal problem or some past event which haunts one of the protagonists and which they must resolve by the end of the story.

3) Lighter, colorful farces (usually tinged with observations about class distinctions) which go down as easy as a delicious bon-bon.

This one was quite rewardingly in the third category, though with a little of category one thrown in too via its gentle irreverence toward both Parliament and "the royal family."

Other reviewers have already summarized the story in more detail than I'd have attempted, so let me just add that if you are looking for an intelligently written, provocatively humorous, throughly entertaining page-turner that will even occasionally make you laugh out loud, this book is ideal.

Barnard walks an expert line here, combining plenty of "backstage with the Royals" details with an unflagging wit. His first-person narrator has a great way of skipping over a lot of tedious procedural detail so that the book keeps moving right along and never once gets bogged down.

Admittedly not really considered a Barnard "A-list" selection, nevertheless it's one of the most matter-of-factly entertaining books of Barnard's I've ever read. Plenty of colorful characters, uniquely drawn, with Mr. Trethowen and Princess Helena endearingly presented. Even the minor characters are vivid and entertaining, and the "mystery" itself at the core of the book gets solved in a slow but intriguing way.

A first-class effort from a very talented writer.
Dusar
Robert Barnard's British Police Superintendent Perry Trethowan, six-foot-five, 238 pounds, a scion of a landed gentry family was introduced to readers in "Death by Sheer Torture." In that effort Perry's father, dressed in spangled tights, was murdered while cavorting on a whoopee strappado contraption. In this outing the royals are getting anxious about the beautiful young Princess Helena who has a fondness for the wrong type of men. A dying convict suggests that certain people are out to harm the Princess so Perry is chosen to head up her security detail.
The mystery is told in the first person with Barnard's usual sly humor peeking through. As it gets underway, you realize that it's a police procedural.
Barnard has a good understanding of the flaws and foibles of human nature and doesn't concern himself overmuch with human virtues and valors. While she was in power, Barnard loved to poke fun at Margaret Thatcher. There are some funny lines, and he is highly imaginative when he has his humorous outbursts. There's a lot of insider-sounding knowledge of British politics, social life, the class structure, country B and Bs, and London high life.
His wry sense of humor: Helena visits a nursing home. When she's not there, "The old people would be partaking of a light lunch (cabbage stalks and potato peelings, most probably)." In another scene: "She motioned us to two upright chairs, eighteenth century jobs, seemingly designed for midgets with spinal problems."
The solution is a solid one; this is a well-told tale, not one of the author's best, but it will do because he has a talent for turning dross into gold. He always keeps the narrative humming along with his breezy style
Larosa
Hello--BBC? Are you there, old chaps? I say, there is this terrific novel that would make an absolutely smashing episode of MYSTERY or one of those type programs which you all do so well.
Death & the Princess--no, no! not *that* Princess--by Robert Barnard just cries out for a visual treatment. There's this hunky Scotland Yard Superintendent with a bit of Toff in his history somewhere there, and a name that could hardly be more Brit. Peregrine Trethowan. Now I ask you! Of course, he's married (aren't they all) and has a young son, to boot, so he wouldn't be up to much in the way of hanky-panky, but still--that gorgeous young man who played Mr. Darcy in your recent P & P, would be ideal in this role.
Anyway, the Princess here is Helena, who is a many-times removed sprig of the current residents of Buckingham Palace, via her now-deceased Mama. Her Bavarian Papa, Prince Rupert, has managed to wangle himself into a position with the current Prince of Liechtenberg, and that entourage is about to visit London. This promises to create a bit of a stir, you see, because the Princess likes to have things happen. Especially when she's there to watch!
In her ordinary life, Helena is a charming young miss (rather reminds me of the second Miss Bennett in that aforementioned P & P) who cheerfully carries out all the 'meet and greet' type tasks assigned to her by the higher-ups, in exchange for which she has a 'grace and favor' at Kensington Palace. Athough the Royals don't really specialize, as such, it seems as though Helena visits an awful lot of places that cater to the elderly, and does it cheerfully, too!
She even manages to have a private life, of sorts. There's that young, and supposedly Honorable Edwin Frere, and the Northern Ireland footballer Jimmy McAphee, the MP (from perhaps the wrong side of the aisle) Harry Bayle, and the current acting sensation, Jeremy Styles (who once did portray the aforementioned Mr. Darcy) in the current batch. Oh, and let us not forget the reporter Bill Tredgold. Unfortunately, he's no longer with us, having had a gas heater do exactly the wrong thing while he was staying at a Tudor era inn near Shrewsbury.
Well, there you have the cast of characters, except for a short star turn by Edwina, Lady Glencoe, that is. (You can read all about her on page 136 of the first edition.) There's even a bang-up plot that comes to light when a old lay-about mumbles something about a threat to the Princess. I think you really will have to read this for yourself, old chaps, to see just how it goes together so neatly. And such perfectly delicious political satire thrown in for good measure. I can just hear that first-person narration now . . .

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