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Buckingham Palace Gardens (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780345469328
ISBN10: 0345469321
Condition: Standard
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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.

Synopsis:

From a "New York Times"-bestselling author comes the first Thomas Pitt novel since "Long Spoon Lane," featuring an inside view of Buckingham Palace in the aftermath of a bloody murder.

About the Author

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Dark Assassin and The Shifting Tide, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Buckingham Palace Gardens and Long Spoon Lane. She is also the author of the World War I novels No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade, and We Shall Not Sleep, as well as six holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Grace. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.

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Deborah J. Ross, October 19, 2011 (view all comments by Deborah J. Ross)
One of the challenges of a long-running series is how to make each book complete and independent, so that a new reader lacks nothing, without boring established readers with repetition of everything that has gone before. I was struck by Perry's craft in handling this, as Thomas Pitt, a detective on loan to Special Services, investigates a murder in Buckingham Palace. His own character and those of the returning personages are deftly and seamlessly woven into the plot.

A group of gentlemen -- organizers, engineers, accountants, diplomats -- attend a party at Buckingham Palace in the hopes of enlisting the support of the Prince of Wales for a trans-African railroad. Part of the evening's entertainment, after the wives have tactfully withdrawn for the night, includes a trio of prostitutes, one of whom is found dead, wrapped in the Queen's own sheets, in the linen cupboard. This isn't quite the "locked room" type of mystery because the African connection proves to be critical. Throughout, Perry introduces an element of compassion for her characters; I love the dignity and intelligence she bestows upon even the lowliest of them. If you haven't read her Victorian mysteries, this one is a good place to start.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345469328
Subtitle:
The First Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
Author:
Perry, Anne
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Novels
Publication Date:
20090324
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.80x4.10x1.10 in. .45 lbs.

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