The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders
(Zulu Hart 3)
By Saul David
The long-awaited third novel featuring George 'Zulu' from celebrated historian Saul David
'An entertaining tale takes us deep into the seamy side of Victorian London' The Times
London 1888: George 'Zulu' Hart is the mixed-race illegitimate son of a Dublin actress and (he suspects) the Duke of Cambridge, commander-in-chief of the army. George has fought his way through wars in Africa and Afghanistan, won the VC and married his sweetheart, but he's also a gambler, short of money and in no position to turn down the job of 'minder' to Prince Albert Victor, second in line to the throne.
George is to befriend the charming young cavalry officer and keep him out of trouble - no easy task, given that the Prince is a known target for Irish nationalist assassins, while his secret sexual orientation leaves him open to blackmail and scandal.
To make matters worse, the Prince is also in the habit of heading out late at night to sample the dubious pleasures of the East End.
Both outsiders in their different ways, perhaps the two men have more in common than they know, but when a series of horrible murders begins in Whitechapel, on just the nights the Prince has been there, George is drawn into an investigation which forces him to confront the unthinkable...
A brilliant standalone adventure based on detailed research, this is a thrilling novel of suspense and a fascinating new twist on the Jack the Ripper story.
Saul David is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and the bestselling author of Zulu Hart, the first novel in the George Hart series, as well as several critically-acclaimed history books, including The Indian Mutiny: 1857 (shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature), Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 (a Waterstone`s Military History Book of the Year) and, most recently, Victoria`s Wars: The Rise of Empire.
An experienced broadcaster, Saul David has presented and appeared in history programmes for all the major TV channels and is a regular contributor to Radio 4.
Visit Saul`s website at www.sauldavid.co.uk.
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22 Feb 2018
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Hodder & Stoughton
An entertaining tale takes us deep into the seamy side of Victorian London — The Times
Enjoyable, fast-moving and full of suspense, with the final outcome unanticipated, what's not to like! — Breakaway Reviewers
Saul David cunningly weaves together history and fiction to breathe new life into old ideas about the killings. the result is an exciting and entertaining adventure story — BBC History Magazine