Murder on the Serpentine

Murder on the Serpentine

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"It is not the custom for the commander of Special Branch to receive a royal summons-- so Thomas Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest importance. The body of Sir John Halberd, the Queen's confidant, has been found in the shallow water of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, bearing the evidence of a fatal blow to the head. At Her Majesty's request, Sir John had been surreptitiously investigating Alan Kendrick, a horse-racing enthusiast who seems to have had an undue amount of influence on her son, the Prince of Wales. Now Commander Pitt must navigate the corridors of power with the utmost discretion and stealth, for it seems certain that Sir John's killer is a member of the upper classes. Aided by his wife, Charlotte, and her social contacts, Pitt seeks out the hidden motives behind the polite façade of those to the manner born-- and uncovers a threat to the throne that could topple the monarchy."
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017
Edition: Large Print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781410497529
Branch Call Number: LT M PERRY ANNE
Characteristics: 475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Sep 12, 2017

I enjoyed this installment of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. It was a very interesting plot with many twists and turns amidst the background of the approach of the 2nd Boer War and the end of Victoria's reign. I highly recommend. I just hope this isn't the last in the series.

Aug 19, 2017

This entry in the Thomas Pitt series was ok, but just. I found it to be rather predictable and did not like the method of justice done on the storys main villain, actually it was quite disconnective to the Pitt character, not like him at all to act like that. I did like Pitts reward at the end of the book though, a nice touch. I do like this series overall, the London period settings are always well described.

Apr 19, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. Pitt struggles to do his job and is frustrated at his memory loss whilst people around him seem to know more about his past. He second guesses himself because of this handicap, but his colleagues and friends have his back, believe in him and work very hard at helping him resolve the vendetta against him.


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