Riot most uncouth : a Lord Byron mystery / Daniel Friedman.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "1807, Cambridge, England.A young woman is murdered in a boarding house, and nobody knows what to do about it. The volunteer watchman who patrols the streets of this placid college town has no idea how to investigate a serious crime and the private bounty hunters the girl's family has hired to catch the killer employ methods that are questionable, at best. What Cambridge needs is a hero, and, in a situation such as this, it's very easy for a gentleman with a romantic disposition to mistake himself for one.19 year-old Lord Byron, the outlaw poet, is a student at Trinity College, though he can only be described as a "student" in the loosest sense of the word: He rarely attends class and, instead, spends his time day-drinking, making love to faculty wives, and feeding fine cuisine and expensive wine to the bear he keeps as a pet. Catching a killer seems like a fine diversion, however, and Byron decides that solving the crime must take precedence over other, less-urgent matters such as his failing grades and mounting debts. Written by the Edgar Award-nominated author of Don't Ever Get Old, which Publishers Weekly called "wickedly funny," and inspired by Byron's moody, sexy and often hilarious poems and letters, this dark, twisty mystery will keep you guessing until its violent conclusion"-- Provided by publisher.
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      Summary: "The year is 1807, and Byron is living large as a student at Trinity College in Cambridge, England. He has successfully skirted the college's rule against keeping dogs in the dorm by rooming with a rather large bear named "the Professor." When a young woman is found murdered in a local boarding house, Byron can't pass up the opportunity to prove his immeasurable genius by solving the case. In a time where there are no police investigators, only expensive private eyes, it's up to Byron to bring her killer to justice while finding time for his normal pursuits of excessive drinking, bedding married women, and generally causing trouble wherever he goes. This is a serio-comic mystery by an enormously talented young writer that combines social satire and a brilliant detective plot"-- Provided by publisher.
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      "A Thomas Dunne book."
    • ISBN:
      9781250027597 (hardcover)
      1250027594 (hardcover)
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      FRIEDMAN, D. Riot most uncouth : a Lord Byron mystery. First edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2015. ISBN 9781250027597. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 set. 2020.
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      Friedman D. Riot Most Uncouth : A Lord Byron Mystery. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2015. Accessed September 29, 2020.
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      Friedman, D. (2015). Riot most uncouth : a Lord Byron mystery (First edition.). Minotaur Books.
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      Friedman, Daniel. 2015. Riot Most Uncouth : A Lord Byron Mystery. First edition. Minotaur Books.
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      Friedman, D. (2015) Riot most uncouth : a Lord Byron mystery. First edition. Minotaur Books. Available at: (Accessed: 29 September 2020).
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      Friedman, D 2015, Riot most uncouth : a Lord Byron mystery, First edition., Minotaur Books, viewed 29 September 2020, .
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      Friedman, Daniel. Riot Most Uncouth : A Lord Byron Mystery. First edition., Minotaur Books, 2015. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Friedman, Daniel. Riot Most Uncouth : A Lord Byron Mystery. First edition. Minotaur Books, 2015.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Friedman D. Riot most uncouth : a Lord Byron mystery [Internet]. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2015 [cited 2020 Sep 29]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2015 October #2

In 1807, Lord Byron is attending Trinity College in Cambridge, flouting every rule and shocking society with his profligate behavior. Upon learning that an acquaintance, Felicity Whippleby, has been brutally murdered, Byron determines that he must use his romantic poet's eye for details and subtext and apply his skills to find the murderer. He takes his pet bear, the Professor, to the scene of the crime; angers the constable; and tangles with Felicity's fiancé in an attempt to have him arrested. Then the investigator Felicity's father sent from London arrives, a well-mannered retired military man. Despite being in a state of near constant drunkenness, Byron realizes that it is really up to him to find the truth or be arrested himself. Even though the crime is grisly and Byron's debauchery distinctly wanton, Friedman laces the narrative with comic moments, wry observations on noble privilege, and excellent plot turns. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 December #1

"Mad, bad, and dangerous to know" is how anyone would describe George Gordon Byron at Trinity College in Cambridge in 1807. Son of "Mad Jack" Byron and a Scottish heiress, Lord Byron writes poetry, keeps a bear in his rooms, and refuses to attend lectures. When he learns a young woman has been brutally murdered near his chambers, he decides any poet would be remiss in not investigating this manifestation of the darker side of men's psyches. VERDICT This intricately plotted and well-researched historical series debut by Macavity Award winner Friedman (Don't Ever Get Old) blends sprightly dialog and compelling, well-drawn characters for a pleasurable read that is sure to enthrall English lit majors as well as readers who enjoy the Regency mysteries of Kate Ross and Rosemary Stevens. [For another famous English crime-solving author, see Stephanie Barron's Jane and the Waterloo Map, reviewed on p. 80.—Ed.]

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PW Reviews 2015 October #1

Thriller Award–finalist Friedman (Don't Ever Look Back) succeeds in making his unique blend of humor, crime, and an unusual protagonist work in the first of a new series starring the famous Romantic poet. In 1807, Byron is a student at Cambridge, but his attitude toward his studies couldn't be more cavalier. Instead of spending any time learning, the irreverent Byron, who regards himself as the world's greatest poet, indulges his appetite for alcohol and women, while keeping a pet bear he's named the Professor in his rooms. When Miss Felicity Whippleby is slaughtered near Trinity College, her blood drained from her body, Byron decides that his gifts extend to detection. His efforts soon conflict with those of two professional sleuths, each apparently hired by the victim's father. The killer strikes again, and the nature of the crimes reminds the poet of the legends of vampires his father used to recount. Besides adroitly placing the major plot twists, Friedman manages to make one of the most obnoxious leads in recent memory oddly endearing and even sympathetic. Agent: Victoria Skurnick, Levine Greenberg Literary Agency. (Dec.)

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