Mystery in the Palace of Westminster
Westminster Mysteries, Book 1
by Sarah Lustig
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Pub Date 26 May 2022 | Archive Date 01 Jun 2022
Theo Duncan is just an ordinary student. Except he also happens to be the son of the Prime Minister, Will Duncan.
When the parliamentary mace is stolen from inside the Houses of Parliament, Theo is determined to help his dad get it back. But he can’t do it alone. And when help is offered, there’s a problem. It comes from the new girl at school, Sammy Jhor, who’s a supporter of the opposition party.
Theo and Sammy form an unlikely team to spy on government officials, sneak through the corridors of Downing Street and pursue the thief through the Palace of Westminster.
But when the evidence points to suspects at the highest levels of government, finding the thief could threaten Will Duncan’s leadership.
Can Theo and Sammy put aside their differences to find the mace – and the thief – before the government is brought to its knees?
This book is recommended for readers aged 10 years plus. Perfect for fans of Murder Most Unladylike and Adventures on Trains who are looking for their next mystery series.
Average rating from 30 members
Sarah Lustig's Mystery in the Palace of Westminster is a very, very enjoyable mystery! A nice story featuring Theo Duncan, the 14 year-old son of the Prime Minister, who is on a school trip to The Palace of Westminster when someone steals the mace. Working alongside his new school chum, Sammy, Theo works to find the mace and restore order to Parliament. Recommended for all lovers of mystery, from young adult on up. 5 stars!!!
This story is set in the Houses of Parliament and Downing Street. The main character is the Prime Minister's son Theo, in his hunt to find a thief.
The book explained the inner workings of parliament in an easily understandable and age appropriate manner, making it a great introduction to politics for children. The political explanations did not detract from the main mystery narrative, and instead enhanced it.
I would have absolutely loved this book as a kid, and still thoroughly enjoyed it as an adult.
Thank you to the publisher, author and NetGalley for sending me this arc. I will be posting this review on my Goodreads and Storygraph accounts, and on Waterstones and Amazon upon publication.
Me and my 5 year old loved reading this togeather, the was a normal kid before his dad became the prime minister, one day on a school trip everything chnaged. Its fast paced enough that my son didn't get bored but detailed enough for me to really enjoy it as an adult also.
Would definitely read more by this author