Buckingham Palace Gardens

Buckingham Palace Gardens

Paperback - 2009
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The Prince of Wales has asked four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to Buckingham 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 turns up in a linen closet among the queen's monogrammed sheets.

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. If Pitt and Gracie fail to find out who brutally murdered the young woman, Pitt's career will be over, and the scandal may just cause the monarchy to fall.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 2009
ISBN: 9780345469328
0345469321

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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.

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Jan 08, 2013

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

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