Lord of the Pies: A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery

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Carrie Ann Cole has her hands full cooking meals for the Duke and Duchess, catering a friend’s bridal shower, and taking on another new assistant. Her life gets a whole lot busier when the pie she left as a thank you ends up at the scene of a murder and Carrie Ann is the primary suspect. She turns to the help of her closest friend to clear her name and catches the attention of a tabloid reporter who claims to believe in her innocence. She gets the chance of a lifetime to enter a pie contest, but things quickly sour when one of the chefs is poisoned. She scours through suspect after suspect while stepping her toes into a potential relationship.

Carrie Ann has a grounded personality that is balanced out by her more extravagant friend who lives for the London club scene. Carrie Ann has a realistic and down-to-earth perspective that grounds the world of royalty, giving an almost ordinary view of it. The unique setting of the Kensington Palace provides the mystery with paparazzi, palace politics, and angry chefs with a grudge. Carrie Ann has some flirty fun as she navigates a near love triangle, being framed, and keeping her job. Lord of the Pies is a mystery full of danger and high stakes with non-stop fun and adventure.

Lord of the Pies is the second Kensington Palace Chef Mystery.

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Author Nell Hampton
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 2018-Apr-10
ISBN 9781683315599
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Issue May 2018
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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