Goodnight Sweet Prince

Goodnight Sweet Prince

eBook - 2007
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Mystery surrounds the death of Queen Victoria's grandson England, 1892.

Victoria, Queen and Empress, is in the 54th year of her reign, when her grandson Prince Eddy, eldest son of the Prince of Wales, is found slaughtered in his bed at Sandringham. Terrified of more royal scandal, the Prince of Wales and his spindoctors decide to cover up the facts and the murder is disguised as death by influenza.

Lord Francis Powerscourt, an Irish investigator, is privately asked to find the killer. His quest takes him on a journey through the prince's debauched and dissolute past, across Europe to the misty waterways of Venice where, amidst scandal and suicide, Powerscourt finally unravels themystery of the sweet prince's last goodnight.

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'In this excellent novel, Dickinson weaves a tale of blackmail and murder among the royals late in Victoria's reign& his] knowledge of the arts, history and literature is nothing if not exhaustive, and adds enormously to the overall background& One hopes to see more of Lord Powerscourt and his friends in the near future.' "- Publishers Weekly"

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'This is detective fiction in the grand style; the characters and the plot soar upwards and carry us in their wake. Powerscourt's debut in this intoxicating book is the start of a gilded life in the archives of crime.' - "James Naughtie"

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Publisher: London : Constable & Robinson ; New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007.
ISBN: 9781780334172
1780334176
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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maipenrai
Jul 06, 2017

The first book in the Lord Francis Powerscourt series

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augsburgerin
Mar 09, 2016

Interesting historical mystery making creative use of historical facts. Most unusual about this novel is that it is related in a dreamlike style reminiscent of fairy tales which creates an almost hypnotic atmosphere.

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