Invitation to die / Barbara Cleverly.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Redfyre becomes caught in a dark tale of revenge, betrayal and injustice--a lingering mystery from a long-forgotten war"--Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      "Book 2"--Goodreads.
    • ISBN:
      9781641290272
      1641290277
    • Accession Number:
      2018060875
    • Accession Number:
      on1065788372
      1065788372
    • Accession Number:
      fay.660601
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CLEVERLY, B. Invitation to die. [s. l.]: Soho Crime, 2019. ISBN 9781641290272. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.660601. Acesso em: 23 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Cleverly B. Invitation to Die. Soho Crime; 2019. Accessed September 23, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.660601
    • APA:
      Cleverly, B. (2019). Invitation to die. Soho Crime.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cleverly, Barbara. 2019. Invitation to Die. An Inspector Redfyre Mystery. Soho Crime. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.660601.
    • Harvard:
      Cleverly, B. (2019) Invitation to die. Soho Crime (An Inspector Redfyre mystery). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.660601 (Accessed: 23 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cleverly, B 2019, Invitation to die, An Inspector Redfyre mystery, Soho Crime, viewed 23 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Cleverly, Barbara. Invitation to Die. Soho Crime, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.660601.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cleverly, Barbara. Invitation to Die. An Inspector Redfyre Mystery. Soho Crime, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.660601.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cleverly B. Invitation to die [Internet]. Soho Crime; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 23]. (An Inspector Redfyre mystery). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.660601

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

In 1924, Cambridge, England, has a pronounced town-gown divide. When a "tramp" is invited to dine in more-hallowed environs, he's suspicious, as he should be—the next day, someone matching his newly spruced-up description is found dead. He's not the first to die after dinner with this particular set of obnoxious snobs, a puzzle that sets Detective Inspector John Redfyre on a trail back to the Boer War, which started in 1899 in South Africa. The deprivations of that conflict, and a robbery committed by one of the murdered tramp's comrades—a tale told in flashbacks, which make up the most compelling part of this novel—have left lasting scars, but did they cause the attacks 25 years later? Redfyre has his work cut out for him as he faces class divides and historical murkiness in this satisfying, if sometimes overly complicated, tale of secrecy and greed. Readers looking for more about the Boer War could try Martin Meredith's nonfiction Diamonds, Gold, and War (2007), while those who enjoyed Redfyre should seek the first novel in this series, Fall of Angels (2018). Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

In 1924, Cambridge, England, has a pronounced town-gown divide. When a "tramp" is invited to dine in more-hallowed environs, he's suspicious, as he should be—the next day, someone matching his newly spruced-up description is found dead. He's not the first to die after dinner with this particular set of obnoxious snobs, a puzzle that sets Detective Inspector John Redfyre on a trail back to the Boer War, which started in 1899 in South Africa. The deprivations of that conflict, and a robbery committed by one of the murdered tramp's comrades—a tale told in flashbacks, which make up the most compelling part of this novel—have left lasting scars, but did they cause the attacks 25 years later? Redfyre has his work cut out for him as he faces class divides and historical murkiness in this satisfying, if sometimes overly complicated, tale of secrecy and greed. Readers looking for more about the Boer War could try Martin Meredith's nonfiction Diamonds, Gold, and War (2007), while those who enjoyed Redfyre should seek the first novel in this series, Fall of Angels (2018). Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 June #2

A third of the way into Cleverly's undistinguished second mystery set in 1920s Cambridge, England (after 2018's Fall of Angels), Det. Insp. John Redfyre is walking his dog when he stumbles across a body behind his home. The coroner determines that the dead man, who had a card in his pocket inviting him to "break bread with" a dining group calling themselves Amici Apicii, was throttled. The killer's m.o. suggests a military connection to Redfyre, which, in turn, suggests to the reader a link to an earlier section of the book recounting the discovery of diamonds by a small group of British soldiers during the Boer War. The card from Amici Apicii also hearkens back to the book's opening, in which a member of Cambridge University's medieval history faculty seeks out a transient to invite to that group's intimate gathering. The underwhelming plot is slow to unfold, and Redfyre is colorless compared with the author's first series lead, Joe Sandilands. Cleverly has done much better in the past in concocting intriguing murder puzzles. Agent: Juliet Burton, Juliet Burton Literary (U.K.). (Aug.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.