Death and the Jubilee (Lord Francis Powerscourt Murder Mysteries)

Death and the Jubilee (Lord Francis Powerscourt Murder Mysteries) by Perseus

Title: Death and the Jubilee (Lord Francis Powerscourt Murder Mysteries)
Author: Perseus
ISBN10: 0786720670
ISBN13: 978-0786720675
Publisher: Carroll & Graf (July 26, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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Pages: 352 pages
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Death and the Jubilee (Lord Francis Powerscourt Murder Mysteries) by Perseus


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England, 1897. London is preparing for Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, the celebration to mark her sixtieth year as queen and empress of a quarter of the surface of the globe. Fifty thousand troops from across her vast empire will gather in the capital — and the immense importance of the occasion inevitably brings danger in its wake. The troubles begin when a body is found floating in the Thames at London Bridge. Scotland Yard calls in Lord Francis Powerscourt, whose investigation leads him to a mysterious mansion in Oxfordshire with ancient temples in its gardens and more recent secrets in the house. There a second corpse is found, burned to death, in a room locked from the outside. Following the deaths by water and fire, Powerscourt is led into the arcane world of bonds and futures in the City of London, before a cryptic message from an old friend takes him back to his native Ireland and a terrifying night encounter deep in the Wicklow Mountains. Powerscourt's own life, and that of his family, are in terrible danger unless he can crack the riddle of the Jubilee.