Murder on the Serpentine
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #32
On Sale: April 3, 2018
Featuring: Thomas Pitt; Charlotte
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In the history of Anne Perry’s bestselling Victorian
mystery series, the stakes have never been greater than
now—as a mission for queen and country places the future of
the British Empire squarely in Thomas Pitt’s hands.
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
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.
With MURDER ON THE SERPENTINE, Thomas Pitt nears a
crossroads in his brilliant career—one that promises new
challenges, both professional and personal, still to be met.
But first, he and Charlotte must conquer the twists and
turns of suspense master Anne Perry’s most cunningly crafted
plot yet—to achieve their finest hour, or suffer their darkest.
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