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Prince's Gate

(The second book in the DCI Frank Merlin series)
A novel by

When a brilliant emigre scientist is killed by a hit-and-run driver and a young woman's body is washed up in the Thames, Merlin and his team must investigate. The woman is an employee of the American embassy, whose ambassador at this time is Joseph Kennedy.

DCI Merlin's investigation of diplomats at the embassy ruffles feathers at the foreign office - the American ambassador is a well-known supporter of appeasement, and many powerful and influential Britons favour the pursuit of a negotiated peace settlement with Hitler.

The death of another embassy employee leads Merlin into some of the seedier quarters of wartime London, where a corrupt nightclub owner, various high-flying diplomats, and the ambassador himself appear to be linked to the events surrounding the deaths.

Merlin has to pursue his detective work under the interfering supervision of an assistant metropolitan commissioner who is fearful about the impact of Merlin's investigations on Anglo-American relations at a time when America represents to many Britain's only hope of salvation.

Capturing the atmosphere of Britain in 1940 during the 'phoney war' when, although war rages on the continent, life continues relatively peacefully in Britain, Princes Gate is an enthralling detective novel.

Genre: Historical Mystery
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Hardback Editions

June 2011 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Princes Gate (Frank Merlin 1)
Author(s): Mark Ellis
ISBN: 1-84876-656-4 / 978-1-84876-656-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Matador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Prince's Gate (A DCI Frank Merlin Novel)
Author(s): Mark Ellis
ISBN: 0-9929943-8-1 / 978-0-9929943-8-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: London Wall Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Princes Gate (Frank Merlin 1)
Author(s): Mark Ellis
ISBN: 1-84876-657-2 / 978-1-84876-657-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Matador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Princes Gate: A Frank Merlin Novel
Author(s): Mark Ellis
ISBN: 1-5318-1668-1 / 978-1-5318-1668-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Princes Gate: A Frank Merlin Novel
Author(s): Mark Ellis
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Princes Gate: A DCI Frank Merlin novel
Author(s): Mark Ellis
Publisher: London Wall Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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