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Author:
Michael Pearce
ISBN13:
978-1569476086
ISBN:
156947608X
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Publisher:
Soho Constable (December 1, 2009)
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Subcategory:
Mystery
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1829 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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280

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A Dead Man In Trieste, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19. A dead man in trieste. First published by Constable, an imprint of Constable & Robinson Ltd 2004. ‘A few words are all very well down i. .They’re all native speakers. The younger man laughed. Immigrants, you mean?’ said the older man.

That much seemed to be certain, although much else wasn’t. The younger man, for instance, had said he was dead. Could you tell me about the circumstances?’. The immediate ones are that he was in the main piazza with some friends. Drinking,’ said the older man. ‘And then?’. And hasn’t been seen since. Seymour waited, but it looked as if nothing was going to be added. All?’ said the older man. ‘Isn’t that enough?’.

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Sheer fun' The Times Trieste in 1906 is of vital strategic importance and one of the world's greatest seaports.

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A Dead Man in Trieste is Michael Pearce's debut of Sandor Seymour - an East End policeman on loan to the British Foreign Office

A Dead Man in Trieste is Michael Pearce's debut of Sandor Seymour - an East End policeman on loan to the British Foreign Office. Here, Seymour is sent to 1910 Trieste to investigate the disappearance (and later, murder - not a spolier, the death is divulged in a first paragraph flashback by Seymour) of the British counsul to Trieste

Trieste in 1906 is of vital strategic importance and one of the world's greatest seaports

Sheer fun' The Times Trieste in 1906 is of vital strategic importance and one of the world's greatest seaports. Trieste in 1906 is of vital strategic importance and one of the world's greatest seaports. But assorted nationalist movements are threatening to pull the place apart and the militarist regime has trouble keeping a lid on things. Amid all the chaos the British consul goes missing, and Special Branch Seymour is sent to find him.

A Dead Man In Trieste. From the author of the award-winning Mamur Zapt books, the first in a new series introducing Seymour of Special Branch and set in the British embassies and consulates of Europe in the early 1900s. But various nationalist movements are threatening to pull the place apart. The heavy-handed militarist regime has trouble keeping a lid on it, the secret police are everywhere, and now the British consul has gone walkabout

The churning politics of Trieste in 1906 provide the perfect backdrop for murder in the first in a series set in British embassies and consulates in the early 1900s featuring Special Branch officer Seymour. When the British consul goes missing, who’s responsible: the secret police, revolutionaries, or a mysterious lover?
  • I was intrigued by the premise of murder, mystery and political intrigue leading up to the First World War. While Trieste was not a large area it played a huge part in future events. The disapperance of the British Consul at Treiste brings in Special Branch officer Seymour from London to investigate. This is the first of a series written by Michael Pearce with Seymour as the lead character, it is well written and fast paced. It is for those readers that like real events interwined with fiction. A very good read, and I have already started the 2nd in the series

  • Michael Pearce is a man with vast and impressive knowledge of early 20th century history. Trieste, big port in northern Italy was the only connection that diminishing Austro-Hungarian Empire had with the Adriatic sea. It is no surprise that every power in 1910 wanted the piece of action. Mr. Pearce mixes numerous Balkan nations and Germans and Austrians and, of course Italians in this swift, authentic and surprisingly light historical novel. His leading character British policeman of mixed Polish and Hungarian heritage, Sandor Seymore is a perceptive and likeable hero. I am an American citizen of Serbian nationality, so this book was dear to my heart for its respectful and expert approach to this complicated time in history.

  • _A Dead Man in Trieste_ is Michael Pearce's debut of Sandor Seymour - an East End policeman on loan to the British Foreign Office. Here, Seymour is sent to 1910 Trieste to investigate the disappearance (and later, murder - not a spolier, the death is divulged in a first paragraph flashback by Seymour) of the British counsul to Trieste. In his investigation, Syemour discovers the powder-keg that is the Balkans and witnesses the number of sparks that are dangerously blowing around it: Italian, Austrian, Bosnian and Serbian nationalism, Socialism and Futurists (as in the early 20th century artistic movement.) The resolution to the murder is tied to all these.

    The overall premise of the book is wonderful - I'm a huge fan of stories set at the turn of the last century as well as of mysteries. It is somewhat disappointing, then, that Pearce's inital story is so lackluster. Sandor Seymour is a genuinely intriguing character, but his backstory is vague and his personality is largely an outline. The other characters he encounters (especially the Futurists) are similarly one-dimensional. In a similar manner I wish the role of social class (and Seymour's place in it) was more developed. As the story unfolds, the working-class, immigrant roots of our hero do play a small role in the story, and his humble origins are looked down upon with dirision and suspicion by those in the Foreign Office. I think Pearce missed an opportunity to provide more nuance and uniqueness to Seymour.

    My reservations and criticisms aside, I have hope for both Pearce and his character; there is room to grow, and I trust that Pearce is still getting a "feel" for Sandor Seymour. Were I not such a fan of mysteries and the setting of the story, I would have given _A Dead Man in Trieste_ three stars. Alas, my weaknesses get the better of me, hence the fourth star. A fun read (with some familiar names for those familiar with the era). Recommended.

  • Read it for a Mystery book club I joined and usually, I enjoy what I read but I could not relate to this book at all. I didn't care about any of the characters, never got into the story though I finished it for the upcoming meeting. Wanted to enjoy it but didn't.

  • The period is not to my taste and the story was so slow that I quit after two chapters. Will not read the rest of this series. Love the Mamur Zapt though. Mr. Pearce has captured my love with that series.

  • Engaging murder mystery written in an old fashioned style . Well crafted characters and interesting location plus a bit of history to boot.

  • I think if you like Eric Ambler or Helen Macinnes you'll enjoy this book. The same sort of Everyman protagonist in an exotic setting. I don't know if the rest of the series collapses into formula or not but I definitely plan to find out.