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Buckingham Palace Gardens

Buckingham Palace Gardens
Buckingham Palace Gardens

The Prince of Wales has invited four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to the palace to discuss an ambitious and lucrative project, the construction of a six-thousand mile railroad that would stretch the length of Africa. The Prince’s gathering proves disastrous when the mutilated body of a prostitute, hired for a late night frolic, turns up amongst the Queen’s monogrammed bed linen in a cupboard! Pitt is hastily summoned to resolve this crisis. Gracie is recruited as a Palace servant, to pick up the gossip behind the scenes. Together they must solve this murder, to save Pitt’s career and to prevent a scandal that could severely damage the Royal family...

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