By Anne Perry
The Prince of Wales has requested 4 prosperous marketers and their other halves to Buckingham Palace to debate a ravishing inspiration: the development of a six-thousand-mile railroad that may stretch the complete 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 targeted providers, is summoned to solve the drawback. 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 profession may be over, and the scandal could reason the monarchy to fall.
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Gracie said with a ﬂutter of alarm. ” Her mind went instantly to Pitt, having been called out in an emergency early that morning. There had been no message from him since. “Is Mr. ” 46 A N N E P E R RY “Yes, perfectly, I believe,” Charlotte said with an oddly rueful smile. “Mr. Narraway, from Special Branch, would like to see you. ” Her expression softened. “Please feel perfectly at liberty to answer him as you wish to. ” “Wot . . ” Gracie asked with panic rising inside her. She knew Narraway was Pitt’s superior.
They were just different sorts of rules. He couldn’t see that. Stubborn, he was. But then she wouldn’t really want him much different, even if more sensible. She smiled in the dark as she thought of him. She would be able to tell him all about it soon. She would make notes, just to remind herself—about the Palace, not the detecting. That was secret from everybody—except Mr. Pitt, of course. She must have ﬁnally gone to sleep because she was jolted awake by a knock on the door, and a moment later Norah was standing by her bed with a candle in her hand.
It makes you realize how little you know people,” Olga murmured. “One doesn’t know servants,” Minnie corrected her. ” Julius looked at her coolly. ” Cahoon began to eat again. ” He glanced around the table, his eyes for a moment on each of them. “We have all known one another to some degree for years, but I have no idea what dreams are passing through your mind, Julius. Or yours, Hamilton. ” “A peaceful luncheon and a productive afternoon,” Simnel replied instantly, but there was a touch of color in his cheeks and he did not meet Cahoon’s eyes, still less did he look at Olga.
Buckingham Palace Gardens: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel by Anne Perry