Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Giveaway: Pigeon Pie Mystery by Julia Stuart

I'm almost finished this one, and I'll be posting a review early next week, but in the meantime, I can't wait to offer you a chance to win a copy.  It's an absolute hoot!!  I'm having so much fun, I wish I weren't so busy because I'd really like to finish it.  It's got everything:  a cast of characters that you'll fall in love with,  a terrific setting (particularly timely in view of the Olympic activities beginning this weekend) and a marvelous plot.  Thanks to Joe Gallagher of Doubleday, we have two copies to give away to lucky US readers.

Here's the story: When Indian Princess Alexandrina is left penniless by the sudden death of her father, the Maharaja of Brindor, Queen Victoria grants her, along with her faithful servant Pooki,  a grace-and-favor home in Hampton Court Palace. Aside from 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 Pooki 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 as she guides us through the many delightful twists and turns in this fun and quirky murder mystery.
To enter, just leave a comment AND fill out the form.
No PO Boxes, anyone in the US with a street address can enter.

Publication date is scheduled for August 7th, so we'll make that the deadline for entries.  Then you won't have to wait too long to get your copy when you win.


  1. Sounds like a book I would love! Thanks for the offer

  2. I have this one on my wishlist!

  3. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous story.

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  4. "Lovable oddballs" - sounds like a must read to me!


  5. I'm looking forward to reading your review.

  6. Thanks so much. Just read your final review too, looks like such a great story!

  7. I filled out the form but don't know if it registered. I entered the information but didn't see a way to 'publish' or whatever to make it accept it. Your review is the 2nd good one I've read for this book. I love a good mystery.

  8. Yes. Your entry did get recorded. When I get back from vacation and have a decent internet connection again, I'm going to work on adding a confirmation pop up to my contest entry form .thanks for entering and good luck. Tina

  9. Thanks for the review! Can't wait to pick this one up!

  10. Have seen a couple more reviews for this one, it sure looks good!


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