The Clue is in the Pudding

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Berkley Prime Crime, 2012 - FICTION - 289 pages
20 Reviews
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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Review: The Clue is in the Pudding (Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries #20)

User Review  - Judith Mundt - Goodreads

I look forward each year in reading one of Kate Kingsbury's Pennyfoot mysteries. This one did not disappoint. I was drawn away to that lovely Inn once again and felt like a member of the Holiday staff. Loved it!! Read full review

Review: The Clue is in the Pudding (Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries #20)

User Review  - Jeannie and Louis Rigod - Goodreads

There is a certain comfort found when indulging oneself within this cozy series. This novel finds the Pennyfoot Country Club in the midst of the Christmas season. A famous actor is found murdered in ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

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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