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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (676 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Stuart Narrator: Hannah Curtis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 number one suspect in a murder investigation.

Princess Alexandrina isn’t about to let her faithful servant hang. She begins an investigation of her own, and discovers that Hampton Court isn’t such a safe place to live after all.

With her trademark wit and charm, Julia Stuart introduces us to an outstanding cast of lovable oddballs, from the palace maze-keeper to the unconventional Lady Beatrice (who likes to dress up as a toucan, don’t ask), as she guides us through the many delightful twists and turns in this fun and quirky murder mystery. Everyone is hiding a secret of the heart, and even Alexandrina may not realize when she’s caught in a maze of love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cracking a Julia Stuart novel is like opening the door of an old-fashioned English tearoom. A bell tinkles merrily, and you enter a cozy world all the more inviting for being slightly claustrophobic.”

    Washington Post

  • “Stuart has blessed readers with a novel that’s endlessly entertaining and ultimately tender. Even Mink’s rescuer, dour old Queen Victoria, might have been amused.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “Quirky characters, a feisty protagonist, a clever mystery and the requisite historical tidbits combine for an amusing read.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 2/7/2014

    " Julia Stuart is delightful, as always. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Robin Campbell | 1/13/2014

    " Maybe I wasn't in the right mood but I thought the attempt at humour a little over the top. I found myself skimming just to get to the end. I found it a very slow read, but it would probably make a funny movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Conchita Matson | 1/6/2014

    " Love this author!! Can't wait for the next one. Laughed all the way through. I love the way she makes everything humorous but at the same time brings out the tender serious moments between characters. Can't recommend this and all her books enough! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kathi | 1/2/2014

    " Well, the reviews were mostly positive...maybe I am not a whimsy person...might finish... "

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