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The Clue Is in the Pudding (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series #20)
     

The Clue Is in the Pudding (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series #20)

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by Kate Kingsbury
 

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WELCOME BACK TO THE PENNYFOOT
 
The kitchen staff of the Pennyfoot Hotel is toiling away to prepare their guests the finest Christmas meal. And the plum pudding may very well be to die for…
 
When the Pennyfoot’s housekeeper is suddenly called away, Cecily Sinclair Baxter needs a quick replacement. On short notice, the agency

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WELCOME BACK TO THE PENNYFOOT
 
The kitchen staff of the Pennyfoot Hotel is toiling away to prepare their guests the finest Christmas meal. And the plum pudding may very well be to die for…
 
When the Pennyfoot’s housekeeper is suddenly called away, Cecily Sinclair Baxter needs a quick replacement. On short notice, the agency sends Beatrice Tucker, who proves more of a curse than a Christmas miracle. She even fights with the Pennyfoot’s latest VIP guest, the famous actor Archibald Armitage.
 
When Armitage drops dead after Beatrice serves him some plum pudding, everyone assumes the huffy housekeeper is the culprit. But as Cecily investigates, the list of suspects grows, and solving this case may not be as easy as pie…or pudding.

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“Quite an entertaining group of characters...[A] wonderful holiday read.”—Fresh Fiction

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425252321
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Series:
Pennyfoot Hotel Series , #20
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
427,360
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

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Praise for the Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries

"Full of wonderful characters, a welcoming home setting, and many surprises, this one is a keeper! These are characters you will want to visit time and time again."—Romance Readers Connection

"The author draws as much from Fawlty Towers as she does from Agatha Christie, crafting a charming...cozy delicately flavored with period details of pre-WWI rural England."—Publishers Weekly

"A Pre-WWI whodunit in the classic style, furnished with amusing characters."—Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

Kate Kingsbury is the pseudonym of bestselling author Doreen Roberts Hight. Along with the Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries, she has written the Bellhaven House Mystery series as Rebecca Kent, the Raven's Nest Bookstore Mystery series as Allison Kingsly, and many romance novels as Doreen Roberts. Born in London, England, she lives in the United States.

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The Clue Is in the Pudding 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
The Clue In The Pudding is the 8th book in the Holiday Pennyfoot Hotel series. I look forward to the fall/winter for another enjoyable story about the hotel, not the snow and cold. The Pennyfoot Hotel is more turmoil than usual, as Mrs. Chubb has been called to her daughters. Cecily has retained Beatrice Tucker to fill in and she is more of a tyrant than Mrs. Chubb. Everyone is walking on egg shells. Archibald Armitage, of notoriety both on and off the stage, risk his life to save the stable manager's dog from an icy duck pond, but before anyone can express their thanks, he dies shortly after eating some plum pudding that Tucker takes up to his room. Of course Cecily knows that the local constable is hardly qualified to investigate Armitage's death and set off to investigate on her own. And with the help of her staff too. Cecily soon finds out the Armitage was not well liked, in fact a new hire in the stables stated that he would like to fix the brakes on Armitage's car so that they wouldn't work. Then there is the couple whose daughter had her engagement broken off by Armitage. Armitage had swindled a couple backers of his plays, too. Now it just up to Cecily to sort through the facts and hopefully find the murderer before they find another victim and the hotel will have a wonderful Holiday season. Most all the usual characters are in this book and the maids are a real laugh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago