The Clue is in the Pudding

The Clue is in the Pudding

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425253274
  • 304 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


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.
The Clue is in the Pudding

The Clue is in the Pudding

Written by: Kate Kingsbury


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