Item description for King And Joker (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries) by Peter Dickinson...
The monarchy is not what it used to be. King Victor II may be the grandson of Queen Victoria, but political and economic realities have intruded even on Buckingham Palace, where family breakfasts center on proposals for tightening the household budget (no, Princess Louise will not be hiring out as a babysitter) and the King - a licensed physician -- fumes at Parliament's refusal to permit him to practice medicine, for fear of lawsuits. Nor has royal dignity been spared. A practical joker has invaded the palace, but his tricks, initially amusing, have turned deadly, and seem increasingly to be focused on the teenage Princess Louise. The trickster, it seems clear, wants her to divulge some secret to the Greater British Public, but which one? Triumphantly touching, with genuinely interesting characters . . . exceptional - Newsweek
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.75" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jun 25, 2006
Publisher Felony & Mayhem
ISBN 1933397373 ISBN13 9781933397375
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter Dickinson
Dickinnson is Head of Music at the Institute of United States Studies, London University.
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Another Royal Family Soap Opera Jun 30, 2000
This alternative history mystery is as charming as page turning. Taking place in the present, a different royal family (Prince Edward Victor didn't die in the 1890's and leave his fiance free to marry his brother George to later become George V and Mary)is presented with a problem. Someone is killing courtiers and knows a long hidden royal secret. The tale, told by the kings' daughter, is a clever story of celebrity. love, and danger. This is thorougly recommended. It is followed by a sequeal.