(From the publisher):
In the summer of 1923, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple makes what should be an uneventful research trip to the Natural History Museum in London with her nephew Derek and her soon-to-be stepdaughter Belinda in tow. But as she interviews the various curators for an article on the museums of London, she soon discovers that the Natural History Museum is a hothouse of professional rivalry and jealousy, particularly between Dr. Smith Woodward, the Keeper of Geology, who is responsible for the fossil collection, and Dr. Pettigrew, the Keeper of Mineralogy, who is accountable for the museum's fabulous gem collection. On a later trip, as closing time nears, Daisy hears two voices, followed by a tremendous crash, and after rushing into the next hall, discovers Dr. Pettigrew dead - murdered - amid a pile of dinosaur bones.
Daisy's fiancé Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, is assigned to investigate, and together they must unravel a most baffling case of missing gems, dispossessed European royalty, professional rivalry, and murder most foul.
Original title: Rattle His Bones
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical