Goodnight, Sweet Prince by David Dickinson

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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.

About David Dickinson

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David Dickinsonwas born in Dublin. After reading Classics at Cambridge he joined the BBC and was editor of Newsnight and Panorama and series editor on Monarchy, a three part programme on the British royal family. He has two children and lives in London
Published July 22, 2011 by Robinson. 324 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Dickinson textures his canvas with historical detail as thick as the oil paint on one of his favorite paintings by Turner, delineated in prose sometimes as cumbersome as Her Royal Highness's most famous edicts.

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When the dissolute Prince of Wales is threatened with yet another scandal, Lord Francis Powerscourt, an Irish peer with a shadowy history of espionage, first tries to discover who's blackmailing and then who murdered the prince's equally dissolute eldest son, Prince Eddy.

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