Shrouds of Holly (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series #15)

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While decorating the Pennyfoot's ballroom for a Christmas reception, Cecily sends her husband Baxter and stable manager Samuel into the woods to cut some fresh boughs of holly for the ballroom. An hour later their one-horse open carriage returns with the horse, the holly...and the unwelcome gift of a dead body. Baxter and Samuel are nowhere to be found. In what should be a season of celebration with friends and family, Cecily means to reunite hers and solve the mystery-even if a killer leads her in a merry ...

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Overview

While decorating the Pennyfoot's ballroom for a Christmas reception, Cecily sends her husband Baxter and stable manager Samuel into the woods to cut some fresh boughs of holly for the ballroom. An hour later their one-horse open carriage returns with the horse, the holly...and the unwelcome gift of a dead body. Baxter and Samuel are nowhere to be found. In what should be a season of celebration with friends and family, Cecily means to reunite hers and solve the mystery-even if a killer leads her in a merry measure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425218495
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/6/2007
  • Series: Pennyfoot Hotel Series , #15
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 414,054
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    In Badgers End, England Pennyfoot Hotel proprietor Cecily Sinclair Baxter praises Madeline Pengrath for decorating the ballroom for the upcoming Christmas holiday. To complete the décor, Cecily¿s husband and stable master Samuel went -to the nearby woods to gather holly.-------------- However one of the horses returns too quickly without either man. Instead inside the trap to contain the holly is a dead stranger Mr. Baxter and Samuel failed to come home. Cecily sends for Constable Northcott. However, when he makes no progress on the case, a frustrated, worried and determined Cecily begins her own inquiry into what happened to her spouse and stable master, and who killed the man in the trap.------------- SHROUDS OF HOLLY is a delightful Edwardian whodunit starring an intrepid heroine who turns investigator out of fear for her husband as she believes the constable fails to understand time is running out. Fans of the series will enjoy this fun to read historical holiday cozy as the latest Pennyfoot Hotel mystery (see SLAY BELLS and NO CLUE AT THE INN) cleverly uses stereotypes of Pre WWI English to round out the entertaining amateur sleuth mystery.-------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    SHROUDS OF HOLLY

    Kate Kingsbury Holiday mysteries are wonderfully enjoyable. If you like cozy mysteries, you should read her books. I ordered most of her books on line from B&N and received excellant service.

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