Skeleton-in-Waiting by Peter Dickinson

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A New York Times Notable Book: CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson revisits an alternate British monarchy, ensnaring his imagined royal family in a dark conspiracy of kidnapping, politics, scandal, and murder Britain's beloved Princess Louise is a grown woman now, married to commoner Piers Chandler and enchanted by their infant son, Davy. While visiting a certain Mrs. Walsh-a mysterious old woman claiming to be a royal relation, a Romanov who escaped the terror of the Russian Revolution-Louise and little Davy are nearly taken captive by would-be kidnappers. Through pluck and quick thinking, Her Royal Highness avoids the unthinkable, but Mrs. Walsh is killed in the melee, leaving her secrets unspoken and her mysteries unsolved. Not easily daunted, the young princess turns to her husband for help in unraveling the tangled truth about the murdered Mrs. Walsh-a hunt that soon leads them to Tashkent, the teeming capital city of Uzbekistan, where they hope to find answers. But some doors to the past are opened only at gravest risk to life and limb-even for those of royal blood. Bringing back many of the unforgettable characters from his acclaimed King and Joker, Dickinson's Skeleton-in-Waiting is yet another majestic thriller from a true master mystery novelist, offering further proof that this author has few equals among crime fiction royalty.
 

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Peter Dickinson: Peter Dickinson OBE has twice received the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger as well as the Guardian Award and Whitbread Prize. His latest book is Earth and Air: Tales of Elemental Spirits (Big Mouth House). He lives in England and is married to the novelist Robin McKinley.
 
Published May 5, 2015 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller. 230 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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