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0786719729
Author:
R. T. Raichev
Category:
Mystery
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English
Publisher:
Carroll & Graf (July 20, 2007)
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192 pages
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Also by R. T. Raichev. The Hunt for Sonya Dufrette.

Also by R. Carroll & Graf Publishers An imprint of Avalon Publishing Group, Inc. 245 W. 17th Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10011-5300 ww. arrollandgraf. First published in the UK by Constable, an imprint of Constable & Robinson Ltd 2007. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the publisher.

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The Death of Corinne: A Country House Crime. Lord Remnant’s eccentric parties on his privately owned Caribbean island of Grenadin are the stuff of legends. but then the 12th Earl suddenly dies in the course of an amateur production of The Murder of Gonzago, the play within a play in Hamlet. The Times obituary gives the cause of death as heart attack. However, an anonymous video tape showing Lord Remnant’s final moments makes it clear that the nobleman’s demise was far from natural. As it happens so often, Antonia and Hugh Payne get involved in the sinister events surrounding Lord Remnant’s death entirely by accident.

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Items related to The Death of Corinne (Country House Crime). Book Description Constable Crime, 2007. R. Raichev The Death of Corinne (Country House Crime). ISBN 13: 9781845295257. The Death of Corinne (Country House Crime). ISBN 10: 1845295250 ISBN 13: 9781845295257. He grew up in Bulgaria and wrote his university dissertation on English crime fiction.

Prepare to die. She wrote the same thing three times. Prepare to die. You crazy –’ Lady Grylls tapped her lips with her fingers in a feigned yawn dious. Are these the letters?’. There was a pause as they read the first letter. She clearly felt the overwhelming need to unburden herself. Her shrink couldn’t have been doing his job very well,’ Major Payne murmured after a while. Very interesting,’ Antonia said.

Death threats start arriving in the post and legendary French diva Corinne seeks refuge at her grandmother's country estate.
  • Felolune
If, like Catherine Morland you realize that in England, one could rely on "the laws of the land, and the manners of the age. Murder was not tolerated...and neither poison nor sleeping potions to be procured like rhubarb, from every druggist," [Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, Volume II, Chapter IX., Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1971 edition, p 161], you will be in for shock when you read the glorious country house crime novels of Raicho Raichev.
The minute you delve into Raichev's latest, THE DEATH OF CORINNE, you are thrilled by contrast: bizarre crimes and criminals set in the reassuring world of English landed society. With the entrance of visitors from the Continent, will the gentle shades of English verdure run to red?
Raichev's second novel in the Antonia and Hugh Payne Country House mysteries has the pedigree of the English thriller greats. The settings are handsomely drawn and the leading lady's understated manners do not conceal her exquisite intelligence. Antonia Darcy Payne is the mystery within the mystery.
We encounter Hugh and Antonia Payne at the tail end of their honeymoon. This they are spending at Chalfont Park, the home of Hugh's Aunt, Lady Grylls. The serene and romantic mood is altered by the announcement of the arrival of Lady Grylls's god-daughter, the fabled, wealthy and French chanteuse, Corinne Coreille. Will Corinne bring a retinue, her own hair dresser, a private jet...
...or death threats. "Somebody wants to kill her?"[12] asks Antonia? And wouldn't you know it, Corinne is seeking a safe haven from anonymous letters threatening her life. With a croquet lawn that's "terribly overgrown," [16] what better place to go to earth than shabby-chic Chalfont Park? However, given the nature of the other characters who live and murder on Raichev's pages, Corinne may have have chosen the wrong spot.
Could Corinne be bringing trouble with her? Here's a clue: As Hugh and Antonia ask Lady Grylls about Corinne, two photographs of the singer on the Chalfont's drawing room mantle [13] become central to byzantine plot.
And, here's another: There's an extraordinary scene in the dining car of a train speeding from Paris to London that is ten pages of past events told us through the stream of consciousness of a uniquely troubled character. This chapter is quite a little masterpiece all by itself. Possessed by vocal inner demons, the character presents as a stone around which the river of everyday life seems to flow. "Sticky...it's so hard to keep the line between past and present," [33] says the character. But that is what Raichev does so well.
While most of the people in Antonia's life get on with things and barely think twice about motives, Antonia is a deliciously reflective lady of the still-waters-run-deep variety. "Self-consciousness," said "Young" Jolyon Forsyte "is a handicap, you know...." [ John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga, Book II, In Chancery, Part I, Chapter VII, "The Colt and the Filly," New York: Scribner, [1920] 1998, p 395] Antonia Payne is the exception who proves the rule.
And regarding those who lack self-consciousness, "Young" Jolyon Forsyte said, "Never to see yourself as others see you, it's a wonderful preservative...." Which explains the substantial and enduring charm of Hugh Payne's "Aunt Nellie," relic of the late Lord Grylls and current chatelaine of Chalfont Park, the scene of much of the novel. Ravaged by time and socialism, the estate has been in the care of old retainers and her cigarette-stained hands for some ten years. Never fear, she's bearing up.
The passage of time has not dimmed Lady Grylls's ability to recall past incidents which do much more than delight. Raichev's drawing room touch is perfect as he peppers the pages with allusions to a marriage in Paris of "lethal gamblers" in the 1940s[46], a Kenya safari gone wrong in 1960,[102] and a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969.[41]
Be prepared to be tossed between that which seems normal and that which is sinister. Wonderfully complex and compelling, the book's only problem is that it has a last page.
  • Utchanat
Antonia and Hugh Payne - now a married couple - are staying with Hugh's Aunt Nellie (Lady Grylls). She is a magnificent elderly lady with a butler called Provost and another nephew called Peverel and a run-down country house called Chalfont Park. Corinne Coreille has asked to come and stay at Chalfont.

Corinne is an aging French Diva who also happens to be Lady Grylls' - goddaughter. She is escaping from death threats made by Eleanor Merchant whose son committed suicide while listening to Corinne singing. Corinne is also bringing with her a private detective called Andrew Jonson.

Antonia and Hugh are intrigued by the situation and it seems to them that there may be more going on than anyone has been told. This is a well written country house style mystery of the type which is traditionally set in the nineteen twenties or nineteen thirties. Here it has been transposed to the twenty first century and it works well. There are plenty of eccentric and mysterious characters including the sinister Maitre Maginot who seems to be controlling Corinne.

This is the second book in the author's Country House series of mysteries - the first one being The Hunt for Sonya Dufrette The characters are well drawn, the plot is intricate and there are plenty of suspects, clues and red herrings to keep the reader guessing. I like Hugh and Antonia as detectives - they work well together and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. If you like your crime stories in the classic mould then give this author a try.
  • NiceOne
This second story in the adventures of Antonia Darcy and Hugh Payne finds the pair at the end of their honeymoon. They have married sometime between the end of the first novel,The Hunt for Sonya Dufrette, and the beginning of this story. The couple is spending some time with Major Payne's Aunt Nellie, Lady Grylls of Charlfont Park in Charlfont Parva. They discover that they are to be treated to the arrival of Lady Grylls' god-daughter Corinne Coreille the hugely famous French songstress. Corinne has reportedly been receiving death threats and wants to use Charlfont as a place to lay low until the danger passes.

Antonia and Hugh prove themselves to be very observant once again in figuring out what is actually going on with Corinne and her legal adviser. Except has this very talented author pulled a switch on the readers and the sleuth's turn out to have gotten it wrong? This marvelously convoluted tale has lots of twists and turns to keep mystery readers who want a nice challenge on our toes. I appreciate having an author give me a story that is solvable and yet difficult to solve at the same time. R. T. Raichev put in that one final twist which made me guess wrong, but at least it was my own fault. He didn't put in some incredibly implausible circumstance which could never have possibly happened. The mysteries of Antonia and Hugh Payne take place in the present, but have that comfortable feel of a true classic mystery novel.

When you decide to read this novel, pay close attention to the titles of the chapters. I always read the chapter titles if they are given and many times have a very hard time trying to figure out why the author bothered with them at all. That is definitely not the case here. I noticed that I recognized what the first title was so I went and looked down the list of chapters. Sure enough I recognized most of the 33 chapter titles. Those I didn't recognize I went searching for. In the end there were only two I couldn't pin down but that didn't matter because what happened in each of those chapters perfectly matched the titles. That was very, very clever and I enjoyed it immensely! In fact, this aspect of the novel was indicative of the little special hidden gems throughout this novel.

Very highly recommended for the reader who loves a well constructed mystery novel with enough clues given so that you have a fair chance to solve the question. This is an exceptional example of the amateur detective novel. As Antonia put it herself, when she writes her own mysteries she likes to leave the police out of it as long as possible. Is it any wonder that R. T. Raichev has followed that example in this story?