Buckingham Palace Gardens: The First Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel (Mass Market Paperback)
The First Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
Ballantine Books, 9780345469328, 400pp.
Publication Date: March 24, 2009
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.
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Praise For Buckingham Palace Gardens: The First Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel…
“An intricate plot about a murder at the palace [with] an irresistibly appealing Upstairs, Downstairs perspective . . . a fine introduction to Perry’s alluring world of Victorian crime and intrigue.”—New York Times Book Review
“Another winner . . . a wonderful cast of characters with many twisting plots.”—Press Journal, Vero Beach, Fla.
“Perry writes with an intelligence that’s both refreshing and entertaining.”—Arizona Republic