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Service for Two (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Book 3)

Service for Two (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Kate Kingsbury
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The third book of the bestselling Pennyfoot Hotel series is now out as an eBook!

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.


The whole village of Badger’s End mourns the death of their beloved doctor. Imagine their shock and horror at the funeral when the open casket reveals a stranger’s murdered body. ho is the victim, who killed him and most important of all, where is the doctor’s body? When it’s discovered that the victim had connections to the Pennyfoot, Cecily must find all the answers.

The twenty-first and final Pennyfoot book, MULLED MURDER, one of Kingsbury’s beloved Christmas editions, was published in November 2013 by Berkley Books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 337 KB
  • Print Length: 203 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009ZLEE3Y
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,305 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 20 Dec 2014
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I enjoy Kate's mysteries and this one didn't disappoint. Fully deserving of five stars and recommended to all Kindle readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 Nov 2014
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brilliant read well written lovely characters lovely mysteries recommended to all
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5.0 out of 5 stars Okay, so it's out of print... 18 Oct 1998
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What a shame that this book is no longer readily available. It's definitely one of my favorites in the whole Pennyfoot Hotel series, and I'm a diehard fan.
The mystery itself is one of the best plots in the series. Someone has been using the Pennyfoot Hotel to traffic stolen jewels, and now the body of a notorious criminal from London winds up in a coffin--but at the wrong funeral. In fact, he's nearly buried at the funeral of one Dr. McDuff, who is a friend of the protagonist, Cecily Sinclair. Cecily is the widowed owner of the Pennyfoot and now has a double interest in searching out the killer--before the malicious Inspector Cranshaw finds out about the jewel thefts and has an excuse to close down her hotel!
Kingsbury has not yet fully developed several of her characters (this is the third book in the series) but she's getting there. The subplots involving the hotel servants are sweetly captivating: will Gertie and Ian get married? And what about Ethel, who's just fallen in love for the first time--with the local hero?
I love all the characters in the series, especially Cecily, and her faithful, stuffy manager Baxter. This is the book in which Baxter starts to look at Cecily in a Certain Way (and we may assume he's not thinking about her as his employer in those moments)--but trouble arrives in the form of Dr. Kevin Prestwick, the handsome replacement for Dr. McDuff, who also sees Cecily with more than a little interest. It's the beginning of a very entertaining rivalry.
So if you're a fan of cozy mysteries, this one is worth your special order. Highly recommended! (As if you couldn't tell.)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice little cozy 7 Aug 2008
By S. Schwartz - Published on
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This third in the Pennyfoot Hotel series is a comfortable little cozy. I find that I enjoy the characters in this book (especially the serving staff), and the mysteries are usually a little tricky puzzle like this one. Cecily is faced with having her hotel connected to a ring of jewel thieves and to a murder, so she must set out to solve the murder on her own with the help of the faithful Baxter. It all starts with the wrong body in a casket at a funeral. These books are set in Badger's End during the English Edwardian era, so that also makes them interesting. These little stories are a lot of fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second book in the series 15 July 2013
By Sherri - Published on
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This of course has the same main characters. The owner is of the opinion the police don't know what they are doing, or that they will miss something important. She drags her helpless, only because he made a promise to her dead husband, manager with her when she investigates (snoops). There is a shred of romance starting.
1.0 out of 5 stars So disappointed 5 Jun 2014
By Marie's Read/Allen's shop - Published on
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Marie's Read

I am a cosy mystery fan, so I was really looking forward to reading this "new" series I had heard so much about.

I was ready to stop at Chapter 4, but the reviews were so good I thought it would get better, sadly it did not. According to the reviews, this was one of the best books in the series, that noted, I won't be reading any more.

The characters were distant, tiresome and dull. The mystery, itself was only half done... my apologies, I just can't find anything to recommend.
5.0 out of 5 stars Service for Two (A Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery) 10 April 2014
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I am reading through all the books in this series and I just completed this 3rd book. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and the characters and look forward to the next book.
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