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Death at the Savoy

(The first book in the Priscilla Tempest Mystery series)
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An atmospheric, entertaining new mystery series introducing a plucky heroine and set in the world����s most famous hotel.

It’s 1968. London is in full swing and the Savoy Hotel is at the height of its legendary glitz and glamor, welcoming the rich, famous and aristocratic into its rarified world of perfection. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are squabbling in the American Bar while Noël Coward drinks champagne. Royals wait upstairs in luxurious suites for discreet encounters. In short, all is as it should be at the Savoy.

If only it weren’t for the dead body in Room 705.

Could it be murder at the Savoy? Impossible! Who could have done such a thing?

Suspicion falls upon Priscilla Tempest, the quick-witted head of the Savoy press office who has a penchant for champagne, the wrong sort of men―and trouble.

When it is discovered that Priscilla had been with the deceased―a notorious international arms dealer―the night before he was found dead, she is questioned by Scotland Yard Inspector Robert “Charger” Lightfoot and is suddenly under the unforgiving eye of her boss, the Savoy’s straitlaced general manager, Clive Banville. Her job on the line, her life in danger, Priscilla must elude the police and the general manager’s duplicitous wife, ward off the amorous advances of a famous drunken actor, and discover whether that really was a member of the royal family seen leaving the victim’s suite shortly before his body was discovered.

Death at the Savoy is an intoxicating blend of mystery, suspense and humor. And it’s just the beginning!

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"A wonderfully sophisticated romp through the hallways of London's most famous hotel in 1968, where Priscilla Tempest takes on murder in a miniskirt. Told with an artful wit and precision that blends just the right amount of cheek with chic, Death at the Savoy is as deliciously decadent as 2000-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets." - C S O'Cinneide

"With a supporting cast of characters including Noel Coward, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Princess Margaret and Mountbatten, how could the unlikely protagonist Pricilla Tempest do anything but sparkle and shine? Set at the Savoy Hotel in the 1960's, this novel transports you to another time and place, all the while making murder great fun! If you are like me, someone who adored the character, Phryne Fisher, then this book is for you. There is wit, style and humour buoying up the mystery page after page in this joyful madcap murder mystery!" - Heidi von Palleske

"The glitzy '60s come alive in this riveting, star-studded whodunit. Base and Emery dazzle with their evocative portrayal of the Savoy Hotel and a dynamic plot that'll leave you wanting more. Can't wait for my next adventure with the irresistible Priscilla Tempest!" - Erin Ruddy

"This book is a flashy, exhilarating ride-fizzy as a flute of champagne, brimming with intriguing twists and turns that are at once hilarious and dark. With her background at the Savoy in the Swinging Sixties, Prudence Emery is admirably equipped to dish delicious dirt!" - David Young

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