Title: Lord of the Pies (A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery #2)
Author: Nell Hampton
Stars: 4.25 stars
A quirky murder mystery set in the Kensington Palace kitchens. The heroine is a young American Chef, hired by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who is their personal Chef. Needless to say two murders occur in which the young Chef appears to be the culprit. So she must find the real culprit while trying to find romance beneath the stairs. This book will keep even the most jaded reader's attention to the finale. With her ability to find herself in hot water, and I don't mean just tea, I fully expect to see series of unfortunate murders being solved by this intriped Chef. After all, don't we all enjoy a flight of fancy from time to time.
The elegant Orangery at Kensington Palace is the perfect setting for the bridal shower of Carrie Ann Cole’s best friend’s sister. Personal chef to the royal family, Carrie Ann’s pie theme is naturally winning. But a waiter later keels over dead into the lemon meringue pie she leaves as a thank-you to the staff and Carrie Ann realizes that somebody slipped a mickey into that meringue.
Her floury fingerprints are all over that pie and the authorities suspect her distress is a cover-up for murder. Carrie Ann must set out to clear her name if she wants to stay at her dream job any longer. But all too soon, another body drops in the Orangery. This time, it’s the Orangery chef.
Murder won’t crimp her style, and as bodies pile up, Carrie Ann uncovers palace intrigue, London nightlife, and British pies scouring for the killer in Lord of the Pies, the witty follow-up to Nell Hampton’s Kale to the Queen.
Expected publication: April 10th 2018 by Crooked Lane Books
Nell Hampton enjoys a good mystery. She is lucky enough to indulge her love of a good who dunnit by writing mystery series. Fun settings, quirky characters, yummy recipes and pets of all shapes and sizes fill the pages of her multiple, award-winning series. Nell writes as Nancy Coco, Nancy J Parra and Nell Hampton. Her books have hit national best seller lists and book clubs. You can also find her stories in audio books and large print.
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