Buckingham Palace Gardens

Buckingham Palace Gardens

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"The Prince of Wales has asked four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to the palace to discuss a fantastic idea: the construction of a six-thousand-mile railroad that would stretch the full length of Africa. But, alas, the prince's gathering proves disastrous when the mutilated body of a prostitute hired for a late-night frolic (after the wives have retired to bed) turns up among the queen's monogrammed sheets in a palace linen closet. With great haste, Thomas Pitt, brilliant mainstay of Special Services, is summoned to resolve the crisis. The Pitts' cockney maid, Gracie, is also recruited--to pose as a palace servant and listen in on the guests' conversations, scan their bedrooms, and scrutinize their troubled faces for clues to hidden rivalries and attachments that could have lead to murder. If Pitt and Gracie fail to find out who brutally murdered the young woman--as seems increasingly likely--Pitt's career will be over, and the scandal may just cause the monarchy to fall."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780345469311
Call Number: PERRY
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Prostitutes -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Pitt, Thomas (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.


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Jun 23, 2016

Another great story by Anne Perry. A prostitute is found with her throat cut and belly slashed open in a closet in Buckingham Palace after a party hosted by the Prince of Wales whilst Queen Victoria is away in The Isle of Wight. I had a bit of a hard time keeping straight all the different characters . It was a surprise ending. I always enjoy Thomas Pitt stories.

Jan 08, 2013

Loved it. Very suspenseful. an enjoyable 'who done it?' in an unusual setting.


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