Herald of Death (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series #19)

Herald of Death (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series #19)

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by Kate Kingsbury
     
 

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The landscape of the Pennyfoot is covered with splashes of rich reds and greens for the holidays. That should not include blood. However, a killer is on the loose, bent on ending some residents’ good times…

The Christmas Angel is a welcome sight during the winter season—but not this year. A killer is afoot in Badgers End, cutting

Overview

The landscape of the Pennyfoot is covered with splashes of rich reds and greens for the holidays. That should not include blood. However, a killer is on the loose, bent on ending some residents’ good times…

The Christmas Angel is a welcome sight during the winter season—but not this year. A killer is afoot in Badgers End, cutting a lock of hair from the 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.

Cecily pokes around, but the victims seem unrelated. Then the killer claims a fourth and fifth victim, obviously not slowing down for the holidays—so neither will Cecily. She will have to stop the angel of death from striking again, leaving murder under the tree…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425251669
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Series:
Pennyfoot Hotel Series, #19
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
250,093
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“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

Meet the Author

Kate Kingsbury is a full-time writer and the author of the Pennyfoot Hotel mystery series.

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Herald of Death 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Canyon1200 More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous 11 months ago
Very entertaining.
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