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

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The kitchen staff of the Pennyfoot Hotel is toiling away to prepare the finest meal for the guests on Christmas. And the plum pudding may very well be to die for…

Cecily Sinclair Baxter could use a Christmas miracle. Mrs. Chubb, the Pennyfoot’s housekeeper, must travel up north for a family emergency, and Cecily needs a temporary replacement. The agency doesn’t have much to offer on short notice during this busy time of year. But they have someone—Beatrice Tucker—who turns out ...

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Overview

The kitchen staff of the Pennyfoot Hotel is toiling away to prepare the finest meal for the guests on Christmas. And the plum pudding may very well be to die for…

Cecily Sinclair Baxter could use a Christmas miracle. Mrs. Chubb, the Pennyfoot’s housekeeper, must travel up north for a family emergency, and Cecily needs a temporary replacement. The agency doesn’t have much to offer on short notice during this busy time of year. But they have someone—Beatrice Tucker—who turns out to be more of a curse. She fights with just about everyone, including Archibald Armitage.

Star of the London stage, Armitage is staying at the Pennyfoot this holiday season. His presence turns out to be a blessing after he rescues the stable manager’s dog from drowning in the icy duck pond. But not everyone in Badgers End is a fan of the actor…

When Armitage drops dead after Beatrice serves him some plum pudding, everyone assumes the huffy housekeeper is the culprit. But as Cecily begins to investigate, the list of suspects grows, and solving this case may not be as easy as pie…or pudding.

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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425253274
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: Pennyfoot Hotel Series , #20
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,001,941
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (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 twenty books in the Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery series.

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  • Posted November 6, 2012

    The Clue In The Pudding is the 8th book in the Holiday Pennyfoot

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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