The Pigeon Pie Mystery

The Pigeon Pie Mystery

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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Julia Stuart returns in her follow-up to the bestselling The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise with this clever murder mystery set in Victorian England, brimming with her signature charm and fabulous characters.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 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...
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9780385535571
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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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