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Bertie and the Seven Bodies

(1990)
(The second book in the Albert Edward, Prince of Wales series)
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When a killer stalks a dinner-and-gameshooting party on an English country estate, the corpses drop like pheasants. High-living Albert Edward (''Bertie''), Prince of Wales, who made his detective debut in Lovesey's Bertie and the Tinman , is the fumbling sleuth and rakish narrator, loosely modeled on the real-life prince who became King Edward VII. Bertie discovers that the nursery rhyme ''Monday's child is fair of face . . . '' holds the key; each line of the poem points to the next victim. Among the dwindling group of party guests, one of whom is the murderer, are an Amazon explorer, a stuttering poet and a scheming actress. Half the fun of this romp lies in watching Bertie invent, then discard, one theory after another; for a while his suspicions even fall on the widowed hostess he wants to bed. The other half comes from Lovesey's light mockery of Victorian manners and sexual mores in a bright, entertaining tale whose bantering tone conceals artful plotting.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Peter Lovesey's Bertie and the Seven Bodies

Hardback Editions

March 1991 : UK Hardback

Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-86220-406-2 / 978-0-86220-406-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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November 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-56054-038-9 / 978-1-56054-038-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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January 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies (Mysterious Press)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7126-3471-1 / 978-0-7126-3471-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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February 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies: A Victorian Mystery
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-89296-399-9 / 978-0-89296-399-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies (A Prince of Wales Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-64129-163-X / 978-1-64129-163-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies: Bertie Price of Wales #2 (Prince of Wales)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-933397-36-5 / 978-1-933397-36-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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June 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-09-969620-7 / 978-0-09-969620-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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April 1992 : UK Paperback

Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7451-3266-9 / 978-0-7451-3266-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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1758 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Bertie and the 7 Bodies
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-445-40858-8 / 978-0-445-40858-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-5318-7591-2 / 978-1-5318-7591-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 1991 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies (G.K. Hall Audio Books Series)
Author(s): Peter Lovesay, Terrence Hardiman
ISBN: 0-8161-9247-2 / 978-0-8161-9247-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall Audio Books
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September 1991 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7451-6111-1 / 978-0-7451-6111-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies (A Prince of Wales Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Crime
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August 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bertie and the Seven Bodies
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Sphere
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