MURDER IN THE PLEASURE GARDENS by ROSEMARY STEVENS
After one too many distasteful meals at his usual
gentleman's club, Beau Brummell opens his own named
Watier's. It isn't long before the club's exquisite
cuisine and high gambling stakes attract London's
aristocracy to Beau's doors. Bu the fashionable
establishment becomes embroiled in scandal when Lieutenant
Nevill, inexperienced in games of chance, believes he's
been cheated at cards by government official Theobald
Jacombe. The confrontation escalates when Jacombe make off-
color remarks about the lieutenant's intended . . .
infuriating the young officer into challenging him to a
Before Beau can talk Nevill out of this course of action,
Jacombe is found murdered at Vauxhall's Pleasure
Gardensand the lieutenant is detained as the most
likely suspect. Convinced of Nevill's innocence, the
master of style must deduce who would want to kill a
respected member of the Home Office with a supposedly
spotless reputation . .
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