Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince (The Lestrade Mystery Series)

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Murder is afoot among the footmen of Britain's Royal Household: a servant girl, Amy Macpherson, has been brutally slaughtered. And so Sholto Lestrade of Scotland Yard is once again on the trail of mystery. The intrepid investigator contends with the most baffling clues he has yet encountered. Worse still, everyone around him is convinced this is a case for the local police. But even when Lestrade is threatened by a fiendishly gruesome killer, he perseveres to get his man.

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About the Author:

M J Trow is a crime writer, historian and biographer who for many years doubled as a history teacher. Now retired, he is the author of three successful crime fiction series – Lestrade, Maxwell and Kit Marlowe, the latest written in collaboration with his wife. He lives in the Isle of Wight and, as well as writing, lectures on cruise ships, and has appeared many times on television in historical and crime documentaries.

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Lestrade And The Gift Of The Prince ($19.95; Jan.; 208 pp.; 0-89526-523-3) No sooner is Prince Albert in his grave (courtesy of a slyly amusing prologue that casts his royal widow's friendship with John Brown in an interesting new light) than murder strikes Victoria's household when servant girl Amy Macpherson is killed at Balmoral Castle. In this ninth of his sixteen appearances, Sherlock Holmes's old adversary, Supt. Sholto Lestrade, presides over the politically delicate investigationand a dozen indelicate jokes about what a Scotsman wears under his kilt. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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