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Buckingham Palace Gardens (Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, Bk 25)
Buckingham Palace Gardens - Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, Bk 25
Author: Anne Perry
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345469328
ISBN-10: 0345469321
Publication Date: 3/24/2009
Pages: 391
Edition: Reprint
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4 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is only the second book I've read in this long-running series. As much as I liked Pitt and the loyal and resourceful Gracie, this "murder in a country house" story with a royal twist made me work too hard for what I got in return. So many indistinguishable characters, so many connections subtle and otherwise between them, and so many subterfuges and intrigues rapidly became overwhelming. The prose too was haphazard, often awkward and filled with too many careless errors.

It wasn't a bad story, just one that ultimately didn't hold my interest, and didn't leave me wanting to read more in the series.
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reviewed Buckingham Palace Gardens (Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, Bk 25) on + 334 more book reviews
A new Thomas & Charlotte Pitt mystery is like visiting again with an old and dear friend, and this latest installment quite lived up to my expectations. Special Branch is called in to Buckingham Palace to avert a scandal - the Prince of Wales has been entertaining four guests to discuss plans to build a railway across Africa, and after a night of decadence, a prostitute is found in the linen closet, throat slashed and disemboweled. Pitt soon realizes the murderer must be one of the distinguished party, and the situation is fraught with political landmines. Desperate to solve the horrifying crime before the Queen arrives back from her holiday, Pitt enlists his maid Gracie's assistance as an undercover agent with the palace help. Although I was a tad disappointed not to have his wife Charlotte and her Aunt Vespasia involved in this story as they usually are, the development in Gracie's character quite made up for it, and it is another stellar addition to a brilliant series.
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Anne Perry mysteries are among my favorite- The Pitt's and Gracie are great!
I was a little disappointed in this one because of all the "back and forth" talking that goes on between three couples who spend time at Buckingham Palace. I would have preferred Pitt "thinking out loud" more like he does in other novels.
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No one does a better job of bringing Victorian London to life than Anne Perry. In this excellent entry in the Thomas Pitt series, the crimes in question take place within the walls of Buckingham Palace. An interesting twist is that most of the members of Pitt's family make only cameo appearances, but Gracie plays a pivotal role and comes into her own in this novel. Well-written with a fun puzzle and the usual well-drawn characters and effective historical atmosphere and setting.

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