If your reading group loves a cracking good whodunit—complete with a charming setting and fantastic characters—we think you’ll enjoy The Pigeon Pie Mystery by Julia Stuart. When Princess Alexandrina—nickname “Mink”—is left penniless by the sudden death of her father, Queen Victoria grants her a grace-and-favor home in Hampton Court Palace.
Though it’s rumored to be haunted, Mink and her lady’s maid, Pooki, have no choice but to take the Queen up on her offer and join the palace’s eccentric collection of guests. But when a reviled General-Major dies after eating a pie Pooki made, it makes her the number one suspect in a murder investigation.
Not about to let her faithful servant hang, Mink begins an investigation of her own…only to discover that Hampton Court isn’t such a safe place to live after all.
In this delightful video, Julia Stuart gives you an exclusive tour of Hampton Court Palace: