Skeleton-in-Waiting: A Crime Novel - The Princess Louise Mysteries 2 (Paperback)
  • Skeleton-in-Waiting: A Crime Novel - The Princess Louise Mysteries 2 (Paperback)
zoom

Skeleton-in-Waiting: A Crime Novel - The Princess Louise Mysteries 2 (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 154 Pages / Published: 21/05/2015
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
A New York Times Notable Book: CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson revisits his alternate British monarchy, ensnaring the imagined royal family in a dark conspiracy of kidnapping, politics, scandal, and murder

Britain's beloved Princess Louise is a grown woman now, married to commoner Piers Chandler and enchanted by their infant son, Davy. While visiting a certain Mrs. Walsh-a mysterious old woman claiming to be a royal relation, a Romanov who escaped the terror of the Russian Revolution-Louise and little Davy are nearly taken captive by would-be kidnappers. Through pluck and quick thinking, Her Royal Highness avoids the unthinkable, but Mrs. Walsh is killed in the melee, leaving her secrets unspoken and her mysteries unsolved.

Not easily daunted, the young princess turns to her husband for help in unraveling the tangled truth about the murdered Mrs. Walsh-a hunt that soon leads them to Tashkent, the teeming capital city of Uzbekistan, where they hope to find answers. But some doors to the past are opened only at gravest risk to life and limb-even for those of royal blood.

Bringing back many of the unforgettable characters from his acclaimed King and Joker, Dickinson's Skeleton-in-Waiting is yet another majestic thriller from a true master mystery novelist, offering further proof that this author has few equals among crime fiction royalty.

Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497684423
Number of pages: 154
Weight: 186 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Spunky, clever Princess Louise is on the case in [Dickinson's] nifty thriller about an imaginary British royal family." -The New York Times

"A superb stylist, the author evokes empathy for the ruling family, especially HRH and her commoner spouse-righteous, regal, and human as any real-life exponent of the arduous royal life." -Publishers Weekly

"Dickinson is one of the most versatile and inventive writers of mysteries." -Los Angeles Times

"Great fun . . . fast paced and enthralling as a good detective thriller should be but also a study of extraordinary social and psychological perception." -The New York Times Book Review

"Peter Dickinson is wonderful. . . . A book that should win the heart of the stoutest anti-monarchist." -Financial Times

You may also be interested in...

Can You Hear Me?
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Stranger in the House
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
In The Dark
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Sleeping in the Ground
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Dry
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Thirteen
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Gathering Dark
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The President is Missing
Added to basket
£20.00   £12.99
Hardback
The Girl Before
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Dark Angel
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Hellbent
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Missing Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £5.99
Paperback
He Said/She Said
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Midnight Line
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Origin
Added to basket
£7.99   £3.99
Paperback
Don't Let Go
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.