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Book Information: Mesmerizing Bertie

Mesmerizing Bertie (1998) [Short Story]
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Series: Irene Adler

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Bertie is an "affectionate" nickname for Edward VII, whom Irene met when he was still Prince of Wales. At at time when the telephone was almost unknown, 1882, Bertie was on the phone listening to Christine who was in the wings of a Gilbert and Sullivan rehearsal when she was murdered.

Irene was in the cast at the time and realizes Christine was hit on the head with a heavy bar. She rushes to the other end of the phone line and uses hypnotism on Bertie to help him remember what he heard and discover the murderer . We never find out the murderer's name as Irene reminisces after the turn of the century (probably around 1905) to Nell, but then there is more mystery to Irene than to the murder. Who else has she hypnotized and what else has she done besides discover a murderer?

Appears in Crimes Through Time II.

Original title: Mesmerizing Bertie
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Crime Through Time II (1998) [Anthology]
      Authors: Nancy Kress , Jan Burke , Edward D. Hoch , Anne Perry , Laura Joh Rowland , Walter Satterthwait , Carole Nelson Douglas , Gillian Linscott , Sharan Newman , Edward Marston , Maan Meyers , Robert Barnard , William F. Wu , Dianne Day , Michael Coney , Elizabeth Foxwell , Miriam Grace Monfredo , John Maddox Roberts , Sarah Smith

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