Room With a Clue

Author: Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537535906
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"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-World War 1 rural England."--Publisher's Weekly "Kingsbury's books are lighthearted and serious, amusing and well plotted."--The Salem (OR) Statesmen Journal THE PENNYFOOT HOTEL MYSTERIES The Pennyfoot hides many secrets and its downstairs staff keeps a tight lip, even when the Edwardian aristocrats are spotted dallying with damsels in the boudoirs, or gambling in the forbidden card rooms hidden below the floorboards. Should now and then one of the hotel guests fall prey to a dastardly murderer, however, it is up to Cecily Sinclair to restore order before Scotland Yard steps in and shuts down her infamous seaside hotel. ROOM WITH A CLUE Lady Eleanor Danbury thoroughly enjoyed the view of the ocean from the rooftop garden of the Pennyfoot Hotel, until someone pushed her over to fall four stories to her death. In order to keep secret the goings-on of her illustrious guests, Cecily takes on the task of tracking down a killer. There are no shortage of suspects, since Lady Eleanor managed to alienate everyone with whom she came in contact. That includes the downstairs staff of the hotel, the fellow aristocrats staying at the hotel, and even her own husband. Since Inspector Cranshaw of Scotland Yard is bound and determined to shut down the Pennyfoot and put a stop to all the hanky-panky, Cecily must work fast and be terribly discreet, or she might lose her home and her livelihood.... There are twenty-one books in the Pennyfoot Hotel series, including seven Christmas Editions.

No Clue at the Inn

Author: Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781597221962
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When asked to manage the Pennyfoot Hotel over the Christmas holiday, former owner Cecily Sinclair Baxter is delighted. When a housemaid goes missing, soon followed by one of London's most renowned barristers, Cecily realizes that she may be on holiday, but death is not.

Grounds for Murder

Author: Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425149010
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Local rumors about a visiting band of gypsies become reality when a young gypsy girl is found brutally murdered, and Cecily Sinclair grows alarmed when she realizes that the murder weapon, an axe, came from the tool shed at the Pennyfoot Hotel. Original.

Herald of Death

Author: Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101545682
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The landscape of the Pennyfoot is covered with splashes of rich reds and greens for the holidays. That should not include blood. However, a killer is on the loose, bent on ending some residents’ good times… The Christmas Angel is a welcome sight during the winter season—but not this year. A killer is afoot in Badgers End, cutting a lock of hair from the victims and sticking a gold angel on their foreheads. Cecily Sinclair Baxter already promised her husband that she’d take a hiatus from sleuthing. But three killings have created a blizzard of bad publicity—and guests are canceling their hotel reservations. Cecily pokes around, but the victims seem unrelated. Then the killer claims a fourth and fifth victim, obviously not slowing down for the holidays—so neither will Cecily. She will have to stop the angel of death from striking again, leaving murder under the tree…

The Clue is in the Pudding

Author: Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101612339
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WELCOME BACK TO THE PENNYFOOT The kitchen staff of the Pennyfoot Hotel is toiling away to prepare their guests the finest Christmas meal. And the plum pudding may very well be to die for… When the Pennyfoot’s housekeeper is suddenly called away, Cecily Sinclair Baxter needs a quick replacement. On short notice, the agency sends Beatrice Tucker, who proves more of a curse than a Christmas miracle. She even fights with the Pennyfoot’s latest VIP guest, the famous actor Archibald Armitage. When Armitage drops dead after Beatrice serves him some plum pudding, everyone assumes the huffy housekeeper is the culprit. But as Cecily investigates, the list of suspects grows, and solving this case may not be as easy as pie…or pudding.

Shrouds of Holly

Author: Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101207558
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While decorating the Pennyfoot's ballroom for a Christmas reception, Cecily sends her husband Baxter and stable manager Samuel into the woods to cut some fresh boughs of holly for the ballroom. An hour later their one-horse open carriage returns with the horse, the holly...and the unwelcome gift of a dead body. Baxter and Samuel are nowhere to be found. In what should be a season of celebration with friends and family, Cecily means to reunite hers and solve the mystery-even if a killer leads her in a merry measure.

Mrs Jeffries Takes a Second Look

Author: Emily Brightwell
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425259285
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Inspector Witherspoon's housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries is the secret to his success as she helps him solve a businessman's murder, a murder at a Jubilee celebration, and the murder of a woman selling flowers on a foggy night.

Chivalry Is Dead

Author: Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425155158
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Looking forward to the upcoming St. George's Day jousting competition at Pennyfoot Hotel, Cecily Sinclair is shocked when her footman is killed with a lance by one of the scheduled jousters. Original.

Uncommon Grounds

Author: Sandra Balzo
Publisher: NYLA
ISBN: 1617508616
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In her delightful debut, Balzo puts a 21st-century spin on the traditional cozy, replacing tea with coffee as the comfort beverage of choice. Maggy Thorsen, a divorcée whose husband left her for his 24-year-old dental hygienist, and two women friends are eager to open a coffee shop, Uncommon Grounds, in the small Wisconsin town of Brookhills, whose inhabitants include such recognizable types as the local gossip and tennis moms. In a world where Starbuck's and other chains are ubiquitous, Maggy and her friends have their work cut out for them. The challenge becomes even greater when Maggy discovers the body of one of her partners, Patricia Harper, on the floor of their coffee shop. Determined to find out who killed Patricia and why, Maggy delves into the mystery with a sense of humor that would make Miss Marple smile. In her search for the truth, she works with, and sometimes against, the new and unpredictable county sheriff, Jake Pavlik—and uncovers at considerable personal risk the secrets of some of the town's most prominent citizens. Readers will want to curl up with this winner with a cappuccino or maybe even a Viennese cinnamon latte. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. "...as wonderfully rich and sharply written as anything going. What moves Balzo's book high above other writers is a sharp and often amusing skill that convinces us that this is real life and that it matters." –Chicago Tribune

How Babies Talk

Author: Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101213086
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In their first three years of life babies face the most complex learning endeavor they will ever undertake as human beings: They learn to talk. Now, as researchers make new forays into the mystery of the development of the human brain, authors Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, both developmental psychologists and language experts, offer parents a powerfully insightful guidebook to how infants--even while in the womb--begin to learn language. Along the way, the authors provide parents with the latest scientific findings, developmental milestones, and important advice on how to create the most effective learning environments for their children. This book takes readers on a fascinating, vitally important exploration of the dance between nature and nurture, and explains how parents can help their children learn more successfully.