Herald of Death (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series #19)

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A dark spirit threatens the Pennyfoot's shiny and bright Christmas...

The Christmas Angel is a welcome sight during the winter season-but not this year. A killer is afoot in Badger's End, cutting a lock of hair from his victims and sticking a gold angel on their foreheads. Cecily Sinclair Baxter already promised her husband that she'd take a hiatus from sleuthing. But three killings have created a blizzard of bad publicity-and guests are canceling their hotel reservations. She ...

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Overview

A dark spirit threatens the Pennyfoot's shiny and bright Christmas...

The Christmas Angel is a welcome sight during the winter season-but not this year. A killer is afoot in Badger's End, cutting a lock of hair from his victims and sticking a gold angel on their foreheads. Cecily Sinclair Baxter already promised her husband that she'd take a hiatus from sleuthing. But three killings have created a blizzard of bad publicity-and guests are canceling their hotel reservations. She will have to find the angel of death before he strikes again, leaving murder under the tree...

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What People Are Saying

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“Upstairs, Downstairs”…comes alive.”—Midwest Book Review

“Exciting…another superb homicidal historical holiday cozy.”—The Best Reviews

“Kingsbury continues to delight fans with well thought out mysteries that will challenge and entertain for hours.”—Debbie’s Book Bag
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425243350
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Series: Pennyfoot Hotel Series , #19
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,018,461
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Kingsbury is a pseudonym for a full-time writer who has authored nineteen books in the Pennyfoot Hotel series. She lives near Portland, Oregon.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    another superb homicidal historical holiday

    As snow is on the ground in Badger's End, someone kills delivery boy Jimmy Taylor and shoemaker Thomas Willow. In each case, the culprit cut off a lock of hair and left behind a gold angel on their forehead. Constable Sam Northcutt surprises Cecily Sinclair Baxter of the Pennyfoot Hotel, when he asks for her help as normally he is annoyed with her sleuthing though he admits she has a successful solve rate (see Mistletoe And Mayhem). Her husband Baxter reminds Cecily of her promise to do no detecting this year.

    She tries to nudge her spouse to free her from her promise, as the first telegram arrives, canceling reservations at the Pennyfoot. He reluctantly agrees to let her sleuth while lecturing stable hand Samuel to stay at her side at all times. As Cecily seeks links between the victims, more murders with gold angels as a signature and cancelations make this the deadly season of the Herald of Death.

    The latest early twentieth century Special Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery (see Decked With Folly) is another superb homicidal historical holiday cozy. The "Upstairs, Downstairs" class difference just before WWI comes alive, as it always does in the Pennyfoot saga, in this exciting amateur sleuth. Although the story line starts a bit slower than normal as the feisty heroine must extract her self from her promise to her spouse, series fans will enjoy realizing she has come a long way with the inept Northcutt and her concerned spouse recognizing her sleuthing skills.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    A Really Good Read!

    The previous reviewer has pretty much said it all so I won't repeat. I will say that this is a fun and atmospheric read as are all Kingsbury books. I very much recommend this one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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