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Scandal at the Savoy

A Priscilla Tempest Mystery, Book 2

by (author) Ron Base & Prudence Emery

Douglas & McIntyre
Initial publish date
Mar 2023
Women Sleuths, Cozy, Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2023
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The rich and famous are converging on the iconic Savoy Hotel in swinging ’60s London—including a famous Broadway producer with anger issues, a demanding Indian raja, and a gorgeous film star with certain kinky predilections. All is as it should be—until the murder of a showgirl threatens to scandalize the hotel.

The list of suspects includes Priscilla Tempest, the trouble-prone Canadian head of the Savoy press office. Clearing her name would be easy enough, if only she hadn’t spent the night of the murder with a certain beguiling Canadian prime minister.

Blackmailed by a Scotland Yard detective, wooed by a notorious gangster and hounded by the press, Priscilla must use wit and resourcefulness to survive the treacherous upper echelons of London society and find a killer.

This is the thrilling sequel to Death at the Savoy¸ described by Publishers Weekly as “light, frothy…perfect escapist fare.”

About the authors

Ron Base is a former newspaper and magazine journalist and movie critic. His works include twenty novels, two novellas and four nonfiction books. He has been published in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. He has written screenplays and worked with legendary filmmakers such as John Borman (Deliverance) and Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields). Currently, Base divides his time between Milton, ON, and Fort Myers, FL.

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Prudence Emery was born in Nanaimo, educated in Vancouver, lived in London, UK, and Toronto, before moving to Victoria, BC. She has worked as the press and public relations officer at the prestigious Savoy Hotel, mingling with celebrities and politicians such as Canada’s past Prime Minister Pierre-Elliot Trudeau and actor Marlene Dietrich. She has worked on over 100 film productions and is the author of the bestselling memoir, Nanaimo Girl (Cormorant Books, 2020).

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Editorial Reviews

“The return of the glamorous Priscilla Tempest in Scandal at the Savoy is an occasion for great celebration. In a fast-moving mystery novel that seizes the reader from the first page, featuring unforgettable characters (including some celebrity guest stars brought to life with wit and a deftness that is both delightful and eerily vivid) Prudence Emery and Ron Base have performed a skillful literary pas-de-deux, all the while free-pouring late-60s London nostalgia that is as dry and crisp as Moët. This novel is the party you always knew was happening and always wished you’d been invited to, and Priscilla Tempest is the most captivating redhead since Brenda Starr. My advice? Turn off the phone, dim the lights, pour yourself a flute of champagne, and let Scandal take you away.”

Michael Rowe, Shirley Jackson Award-finalist author of <i>Wild Fell</i> and <i>Enter, Night</i>

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