Murder At The Palace Author:Elliott Roosevelt Buckingham Palace, the beautiful and stately home of the King and Queen of England, is now the scene of a brutal murder. And First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who is visiting the palace as an emissary at the request of her husband, once again takes on her dual role as First Sleuth. — It is the fall of 1942--the height of World War II--and Mrs. Roosev... more »elt has a full agenda, meeting with dignitaries from many Allied Nations as well as visiting U.S. Army bases, now so numerous overseas. But the murder of Sir Anthony Brooke-Hardinge, one of the King's equerries, provides a mystery too intriguing to ignore.
On the night of his murder Brooke-Hardinge had been planning a cocktail party, with quite an unusual guest list: these people were not his friends--in fact, each one was an enemy and each had a strong motive for wanting him dead. They gathered in his suite at the palace awaiting his arrival only to discover his body in an adjoining room.
Now the guest list has become a list of suspects and in her search to prove which one of the guests is the killer, Eleanor discovers Brooke-Hardinge had also been leading a double life: enjoying a prestigious position in the King's court as well as working and playing in London's underworld. Before the truth is revealed, Eleanor too, finds herself involved in some questionable circumstances.« less