Death & the Jubilee

Death & the Jubilee

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Baker & Taylor
The discovery of a body in the Thames on the eve of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee finds private investigator Lord Francis Powerscourt haunting the streets of London in search of a killer.

Perseus Publishing
The second Lord Francis Powerscourt murder mystery opens in the England of 1897. The immensely important Diamond Jubilee, the celebration to mark Victoria's sixtieth year as Queen and Empress, has attracted 50,000 of her troops from across her dominions and a million Britons to watch her ride in state from Buckingham Palace to St Paul's Cathedral. Then a body arrives floating in the Thames by London Bridge. Having assisted the crown before in Goodnight Sweet Prince, Lord Francis Powerscourt, a private investigator trusted by the court, is called in. His researches lead him to a mysterious mansion in Oxfordshire, where a second corpse is found, burnt to death. As his investigation into these deaths by water and fire takes him from the trading houses of the City of London to the gloomy Wicklow Mountains of his native Ireland, Powerscourt realizes that more is at stake than solving two murders—upon his success or failure lies the success of the Imperial Jubilee.

The second Lord Francis Powerscourt murder mystery opens in the England of 1897. The immensely important Diamond Jubilee, the celebration to mark Victoria’s sixtieth year as Queen and Empress, has attracted 50,000 of her troops from across her dominions and a million Britons to watch her ride in state from Buckingham Palace to St Paul’s Cathedral. Then a body arrives floating in the Thames by London Bridge. Having assisted the crown before in Goodnight Sweet Prince, Lord Francis Powerscourt, a private investigator trusted by the court, is called in. His researches lead him to a mysterious mansion in Oxfordshire, where a second corpse is found, burnt to death. As his investigation into these deaths by water and fire takes him from the trading houses of the City of London to the gloomy Wicklow Mountains of his native Ireland, Powerscourt realizes that more is at stake than solving two murders—upon his success or failure lies the success of the Imperial Jubilee.


Blackwell North Amer
England, 1897, London is preparing for Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, the celebration to mark her sixtieth year as Queen and Empress of a quarter of the surface of the globe. Fifty thousand troops from across her vast Empire will gather in the capital: Hussars from Canada, Carabinieres from Natal, Lancers from India and over a million Britons will be watching her ride in state from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul's Cathedral. The immense importance of the occasion inevitably brings danger in its wake.
The trouble begins when a body is found floating in the Thames at London Bridge. Scotland Yard calls in Lord Francis Powerscourt, the private investigator introduced in Goodnight Sweet Prince. His researches lead him to a mysterious mansion in Oxfordshire, with ancient temples in its gardens and more recent secrets in the house. There a second corpse is found, burnt to death, in a room locked from the outside. Following the deaths by water and fire, Powerscourt is led into the arcane world of bonds and futures in the City of London, before a cryptic message from an old friend takes him back to his native Ireland and a terrifying night encounter deep in the Wicklow Mountains. As the investigation proceeds, Powerscourt realizes that more is at stake than murder, and his mission is far greater than simply to find a killer - upon his success or failure lies the triumph of the Imperial Jubilee.
Powerscourt's own life, and that of his family, will also stand in terrible danger before he can solve his mystery. Will Victoria's loyal subjects be able to salute their monarch in safety? Only if Powerscourt can crack the riddle of Death and the Jubilee.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Pubilishers, [2003]
Edition: First Carroll & Graf edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780786711109
0786711108
Branch Call Number: MYS Dickinson, D 100.2 2003
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 23 cm

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