The Pigeon Pie Mystery

The Pigeon Pie Mystery

Book - 2012
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"When Indian Princess Alexandrina is left penniless by the sudden death of her father, the Maharaja of Brindor, Queen Victoria grants her a grace-and-favor home in Hampton Court Palace. Though it is rumored to be haunted, Alexandrina and her lady's maid, Pooki, have no choice but to take the Queen up on her offer. Aside from the ghost sightings, Hampton Court doesn't seem so bad. The princess is soon befriended by three eccentric widows who invite her to a picnic with all the palace's inhabitants, for which Pooki bakes a pigeon pie. But when General-Major Bagshot dies after eating said pie, and the Coroner finds traces of arsenic in his body, Pooki becomes the #1 suspect in a murder investigation. Princess Alexandrina isn't about to let her faithful servant hang. She begins an investigation of her own, and discovers that Hampton Court isn't such a safe place to live after all. With her trademark wit and charm, Julia Stuart introduces us to an outstanding cast of lovable oddballs from the palace Maze Keeper to the unconventional Lady Beatrice (who likes to dress up as a toucan--don't ask) as she guides us through the many delightful twists and turns in this fun and quirky murder mystery. Everyone is hiding a secret of the heart, and even Alexandrina may not realize when she's caught in a maze of love."--Publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Bond Street Books, c2012
Description: xiii, 313 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780385676601
Branch Call Number: Stua


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Nov 05, 2017

Enjoyed life in 1800 something England. Will this put it on my completed list?

Sep 30, 2015

The detail of the setting, customs and dress make this cosy mystery richer than most.

Jul 10, 2013

So fun, it's better then her other book. I really laugh at some of the characters in this book. The author has such talent!

Jun 26, 2013

the Maharajah's daughter, Mink, and her maid, Pooki, move into a grace and favour apartment in Queen Victoria's Hampton Court. Major General Bagshot is poisoned with arsnic and Mink needs to find the murdered to prove that Pooki did not kill him with her pigeon pie, made for the pot luck picnic.

Nov 12, 2012

I was so happy to borrow this after reading The Tortoise etc. This book is equally sweet, although much sillier. Set in Victorian Times, it's about the royal hangers-on that live in Hampton Palace, and this time it's a proper murder mystery. If you like cozy murder mysteries or (gahh) that Macall Smith guy, you should enjoy this.

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