Buckingham Palace Gardens (2020)

Buckingham Palace Gardens Anne Perry Buckingham Palace Gardens The Prince of Wales has asked four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to the palace to discuss a fantastic idea the construction of a six thousand mile railroad that would stretch the full length o
  • Title: Buckingham Palace Gardens
  • Author: Anne Perry
  • ISBN: 9780345469311
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Hardcover
Buckingham Palace Gardens Anne Perry The Prince of Wales has asked four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to the 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 hired for a late night frolic after the wives have retired to bed turnThe Prince of Wales has asked four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to the 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 hired for a late night frolic after the wives have retired to bed turns up among the queen s monogrammed sheets in a palace linen closet.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, scan their bedrooms, and scrutinize their troubled faces for clues to hidden rivalries and attachments that could have lead to murder If Pitt and Gracie fail to find out who brutally murdered the young woman as seems increasingly likely Pitt s career will be over, and the scandal may just cause the monarchy to fall.
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  1. Paraphrodite

    3.5 stars.Wow, Pitt has really made a powerful enemy this time The Prince of Wales no less I wonder what the future brings for him and Special Branch

  2. Gerry

    I am a sucker for books on Victorian London and royal residences be they fact or fiction so this was a must for me While I thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and the characterisation of the Prince of Wales in particular, the storyline was sometimes a little weak and laboured and the ending was certainly a little insipid However, overall the good points outweighed the bad and Buckingham Palace Gardens turned out to be an enjoyable read.It all begins with Queen Victoria absent at Balmoral so the Prin [...]

  3. Dorothy

    I have long enjoyed the Victorian era series featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt They are an appealing couple and Perry s mastery of the period is impeccable She has a feel for the nuances of social conventions of the period that is without peer in my reading experience I can t say that I ve ever read one of her books, either in this or the Monk series, that did not entertain me, and this is actually one of her better efforts, I think.Over the years, Perry has taken us throughout the mean street [...]

  4. Deborah Ross

    One of the challenges of a long running series is how to make each book complete and independent, so that a new reader lacks nothing, without boring established readers with repetition of everything that has gone before I was struck by Perry s craft in handling this, as Thomas Pitt, a detective on loan to Special Services, investigates a murder in Buckingham Palace His own character and those of the returning personages are deftly and seamlessly woven into the plot.A group of gentlemen organizer [...]

  5. Kristen

    I am a huge Anne Perry fan, so it pains me to give one of her books only one star, but this particular outing was stuffed full of irrelevant detail that had nothing to do with the murder, and made it hard slogging to get through the book.The premise was excellent a murdered prostitute turning up in a linen closet at Buckingham Palace after the Prince of Wales and several of his houseguests partook of services from the murdered women and a couple of her compatriots.Naturally Inspector Pitt is sum [...]

  6. Sandi Willis

    I have to say that I enjoyed the historical part of this book I know that the Prince of Wales is mentioned in many of her books but I liked reading about Princess Alexandra I had no idea that she was hard of hearing which caused many people to think that she was stupid about what was going on around her I read up on her after reading this book and found that she was well liked by the people, and devoted to her children It was said that her husband liked her but he still had many mistresses and p [...]

  7. Jocelyn

    This book was just not brainy enough for me, I guess It read like a soap opera This didn t have as much to do with the actual plot, which I found pretty unbelievable, but with the way the story was told The pace was really slow, because everyone s inner thoughts and feelings had to be described This was done either by narrating the main character s thoughts usually in in the format of the person posing a bunch of questions to themselves or else by relating the facial expressions or tone of voice [...]

  8. Susan

    I ve read this series about Inspector Pitt and his wife Charlotte since the beginning because I m interested in Victorian London and because they ve always come to a spectacular end, usually with the most powerful power hungry person guilty of the most heinous crime The crimes usually have a sexual element and always involve the rich victimizing the poor The stakes for Pitt are always extremely high The writing isn t spectacular and the plotting is often awkward, with fairly obvious clues artifi [...]

  9. Laura

    I ve done it Completing Buckingham Palace Gardens has brought me to my goal of reading all the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt books published to date Thomas is called to Buckingham Palace to investigate the murder of a prostitute Thomas has been called in because he works for Special Branch and this murder occurred after a private party held by the Prince of Wales, the future king of England Thomas and his superior enlist the aid of Thomas s maid, Gracie to act as a new maid on the palace staff to se [...]

  10. Jobiska (Cindy)

    This book was worth reading, and certainly drives the overall story of Thomas Pitt, as well as Gracie, his maid There was barely anything of Thomas wife Charlotte, which is a pity, because I like the balance between Thomas contributions and Charlotte s I was somewhat taken aback at the idea that Gracie s manner of speech would fit in as an undercover Buckingham Palace servant, and was so that the other maids spoke the same way but what do I know However many high up enemies can Thomas MAKE I m [...]

  11. Gigi Ann

    To be fair, this is the first book I ve read by this author, Anne Perry I don t very often read a book out of my comfort zone, but this book was definitely out of my comfort zone.I wasn t surprised by much in this mystery It just surprised me that it took the police so long to figure it out I didn t enjoy the book at all I thought it drug on and on for way to long I know many like the descriptive writing in their novels, but I just enjoy the storyline, and would liked the story so much better if [...]

  12. Linda

    WOW Leave it to Anne Perry to dream up a murder in Buckingham Palace One that has to be investigated and solved but kept quiet so as not to embarrass the Queen, who is not home at the time, or the Crown Prince There are so many twists in this story it will keep you guessing for a good long time but you do narrow in on the suspects and then the final twist that throws you for a real loop.Thomas Pitt solves this mystery with the help of his own household maid, Gracie She is smart and unwavering in [...]

  13. Libby Ames

    Mystery is never my first choice of genre, but if you are going to read a mystery, Anne Perry is the author to read I began listening to this one reluctantly because I had no other audio books for treadmill time , but became totally engrossed in the plot Perry creates excellent characters and deals with personal relationships and feelings, not just action and blood.I listened to this book at the same time I was reading another mystery and it became intensely clear that Perry was a far superior a [...]

  14. Pete Loveday

    Another fascinating story from this master of Victorian mysteries that again showcased the skill of Inspector Thomas Pitt The delicacy and protocol of the environment Buckingham palace and the Prince of Wales adds a powerful dimension to this rather complex story.Pitt is up against the bombastic and dastardly Dunkeld and with some excellent help from his housekeeper assistant, Gracie Phipps, they unravel the terrible crime they are confronted with excellent read and some interesting insights to [...]

  15. Lisa

    This is the first Perry book where I ve mostly figured out what is really going on early in the book I didn t expect the twist in the last few pages, but other than that I identified the murderer early on it was therefore a touch frustrating to see the characters going round Even so, the story was still compelling and enjoyable.I liked how Gracie grew during the course of the book and understood her fiance s perspective on service better as things went along.

  16. Nancy

    Excellent book Series just keeps getting better, but I wish he would go back to Bow Street Station Wish Charlotte was involved a bit Story line was suspenseful Can t wait to read the next one.The Prince of Wales has asked four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to the 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 hired [...]

  17. Barbara P

    Another great mystery by Anne Perry The reading took longer than usual A long novel, mystery that continued to evolve with new surprise information I wanted it to be over, but it just kept on and on When I came to the conclusion I believe it was worth the tale, but the reading did seem to last forever.In some ways the story seemed improbable, taking place in the palace where the prince princess lived With so few characters in the story it is amazing the novel went on to over 300 pages, small pri [...]

  18. Cecilia

    Another fun adventure for Thomas Pitt The thing I like about this book is that it develops the murder mystery actually, turns out to be 3 murders and Pitt isn t the brilliant incisive detective Two supporting characters both women are the brave and fool hardy people who understand what is going in in Buckingham Palace and who the real villains are, the solution comes together and all outstanding questions are answered Good mystery on to the next one.

  19. Janet Adkins

    I enjoyed this murder mystery I noticed one clue which was key to the mystery very early in the book However even knowing that I did not completely figure out the mystery until close to the end of the book and just a bit earlier than Pitt figured it out.I had some trouble at the beginning of the book keeping the characters straight and their connections to each other.

  20. Kelly Delph

    I do so enjoy these mysteries Charlotte is not featured in this book Pitt is now in Special Branch, so he can t share what he s doing.The murder of a prostitute in Buckingham Palace So yeah, better call Special Branch

  21. Toni

    Another mystery with a surprise ending For once, I had an inkling about what had happened, but of course, it was not the whole picture Gracie and Inspector Pitt spend time at Buckingham Palace to try to solve a murder.

  22. Dar

    Too many unimportant details, such as the precise color of a woman s gown and how many threads were in it.

  23. Rose Wesselman

    I liked a lot about this book the change in environment was interesting but there were a lot of inconsistencies in the investigation Two clues given early on were not investigated they were glaringly obvious and should have been pursued IMO Always good but not my favorite.

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