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The Pigeon Pie Mystery - A Novel

Julia Stuart

Julia Stuart returns in her follow-up to the bestselling The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise with this clever murder mystery set in Victorian England, brimming with her signature charm and fabulous characters. 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 #1 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.

Julia Stuart returns in her follow-up to the bestselling The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise with this clever murder mystery set in Victorian England, brimming with her signature charm and fabulous characters. 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 #1 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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Julia Stuart returns in her follow-up to the bestselling The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise with this clever murder mystery set in Victorian England, brimming with her signature charm and fabulous characters. 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 #1 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hannah Curtis

Length:

10h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:58


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:16


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:36


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:56


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:43


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:09


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:38


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:28


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:27


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:06


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:10


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:21


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:33


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:55


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

00:21


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

00:31