Series: Robert Amiss

Author: Ruth Dudley Edwards

Corridors of Death (2007)
3.62 of 5 Votes: 3
Robert Amiss finds himself involved in a murder case – not as a suspect because he couldn’t have murdered the victim – but as a mole helping Superintendent Jim Milton to understand the background to the case. Amiss is a civil servant working in Whitehall and Sir Nicholas, his boss, is murdered. ...
Carnage on the Committee (2004)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 5
My September TBR outside-the-genre choice was Carnage on the Committee by Ruth Dudley Edwards. It was ultimately greatly disappointing. Darn it. Two comments led me to read the book. The first, a compliment from the Daily Mail: “It’s always a pleasure to welcome another iconoclastic blast against...
The Anglo Irish Murders (2001)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 4
The British and Irish governments have chosen Baroness Troutbeck to chair a conference on Anglo-Irish cultural sensitivities. She instantly press-gangs her friend Robert Amiss into becoming a conference organizer. When a delegate plummets off the battlements, no one can decide whether it was by a...
Clubbed to Death (2000)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 4
Robert Amiss allows Ellis Pooley to persuade him to apply for a job as a waiter at a gentlemen’s club to try and find out what is going on there. Was the recent death of the club secretary suicide or murder? It soon becomes clear that certain stalwarts who have taken up permanent residence in t...
The English School of Murder (2001)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 5
Sheer pleasure! Funny, intelligent story of a guy trying to find out what's really going at a school with too many suspicious deaths. Here's my favorite passage, which conveys the tone:"Rich had had a long apprenticeship with the wealthy and had learned the hard way what gave them pleasure. Early...
Murdering Americans (2007)
3.35 of 5 Votes: 5
"Academia (n.): a profession filled with bad food,knee-jerk liberalism, and murder...Being a member of the House of Lords and Mistress of St Marthas College in Cambridge might seem enough to keep anyone busy, but Baroness (Jack) Troutbeck likes new challenges. When a combination of weddings, work...
Matricide at St. Martha's (2002)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 2
Various factions at a women's college in Cambridge (The Dykes-the young women fellows who want a womyn's studies center, The Virgins-the older fellows who want to concentrate on scholarship, and The Old Women-the male fellows who just want some nicer amenities like a decent wine cellar) are fighi...
The Saint Valentine's Day Murders (1992)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 3
Robert Amiss, a civil servant, has been seconded to the British Conservation Corporation for a year. He is not happy about it but doesn’t feel he has any choice in the matter and prepares himself for a year of boredom. Gradually he does come to like a few of his staff even the practical joker, ...
Murder in a Cathedral (2004)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 5
For many years Westonbury Cathedral has been dominated by a clique of High Church gays, so when Norman Cooper, an austere, intolerant, happy-clappy evangelist, is appointed dean, there is shock, outrage and fear.David Elworthy, the gentle and politically innocent new bishop, is distraught at the ...
Publish and Be Murdered (1999)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 1
Robert Amiss is asked by Lord Papworth to manage the journal The Wrangler in order to try and streamline things and cut costs. Currently the journal is losing Papworth a great deal of money but he feels a duty to keep it going. Robert soon finds there are savings to be made without upsetting ...