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Summary

One of the Claridge's kitchen porters is found dead—strangled. He was a recent employee who claimed to be Romanian, but evidence suggests he may have been German. Detective Chief Inspector Coburg has to find out exactly who he was, and what he was doing at Claridge's under a false identity. Once he has established those facts, he might get an insight into why he was killed, and who by. 

Coburg's job is complicated by the fact that so many of the hotel's residents are exiled European royalty. King George of Greece is registered as 'Mr Brown' and even the Duke of Windsor is staying, though without Wallis Simpson. Clandestine affairs, furtive goings-on and conspiracies against the government: Coburg must tread very lightly indeed.

©2022 Jim Eldridge (P)2022 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Brilliant story and great characters

I have really enjoyed this story and all the stories in the Hotels series. Please please could we have more stories with DCI Coburg and his wife Rosa and Sergeant Lampson. I really would like to know how the characters progress. Great narration from David Thorpe.

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  • 21-05-22

Enjoyable

I like the Inspector Coburg books but the museum detectives are still my favourite series by Jim Eldridge.

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  • 14-05-22

Great Story

The thing I like about this book and the others is that it does not shy away from the thi gs that happened during the war. And that the police during that time still had other crimes to solve and people to protect. It was a great story all the way through!