Buckingham Palace Gardens: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel by Anne Perry

By Anne Perry

The Prince of Wales has requested 4 filthy rich marketers and their other halves to Buckingham Palace to debate a beautiful inspiration: the development of a six-thousand-mile railroad that may stretch the total size of Africa. however the prince’s accumulating proves disastrous whilst the mutilated physique of a prostitute turns up in a linen closet one of the queen’s monogrammed sheets. With nice haste, Thomas Pitt, the intense mainstay of designated companies, is summoned to solve the problem. The Pitts’ cockney maid, Gracie, is usually recruited to pose as a palace servant and snoop on the visitors’ conversations. If Pitt and Gracie fail to determine who brutally murdered the younger lady, Pitt’s occupation may be over, and the scandal could reason the monarchy to fall.

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Cahoon turned to regard Hamilton coldly. “Do you have any idea what you are talking about, Hamilton? I saw the woman’s body! It was like nothing you have ever imagined. Or perhaps you have? ” Liliane was gripping her fish fork as if it were a weapon, her knuckles white. She stared at Cahoon, hatred in her eyes. “Long enough to show courage and resolution in the face of tragedy, Mr. Dunkeld, and to know how to help people rather than make things worse by losing his temper and his judgment,” she said loudly.

It is the engineering. Let the police clear up whatever happened to this woman in the cupboard. It’s totally absurd for such a thing to hold up discussion of a railway that will change the face of the Empire. ” “This is not ‘somewhere or other,’ ” Elsa pointed out. ” “My dear,” Liliane said with elaborate patience, “it is as irrelevant to you as if it were in China! For goodness’ sake forget about it, and concentrate on being charming to His Royal Highness. ” Minnie said from the doorway. “A guest should never appear to find anything odd, no matter what it is.

Dunkeld,” Pitt replied. “Each says that after the . . entertainment . . was finished, he retired alone. Except Mr. Sorokine. He says he left them early, and they all confirm that he did, as do the servants. Unfortunately, since he did not share a room with Mrs. ” She felt her face burn. “I see. ” “Yes. ” She could think of no reply, not even any protest or question. The silence lay in the room like a covering for the dead. CHAPTER THREE O n t h e d ay the murder was discovered at the Palace, Gracie Phipps had been the all-purpose maid at the Pitts’ home for nearly eight years.

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