Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday Memes: Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

"What are you doing in the kitchen so late?" Penelope "Penny" Nethercott asked as she walked into the room.
Friday 56: 
DCI Garrote looked tired and rumpled in his suit. I think I knew how he felt.
This week I am reading Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton. I got this eARC from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
When Carrie Ann Cole bakes a lemon meringue pie to die for that actually kills someone, she must find out who the real killer is before her time at the Kensington Palace expires.

The elegant Orangery at Kensington Palace is the perfect setting for the bridal shower of Carrie Ann Cole’s best friend’s sister. Personal chef to the royal family, Carrie Ann’s pie theme is naturally winning. But a waiter later keels over dead into the lemon meringue pie she leaves as a thank-you to the staff and Carrie Ann realizes that somebody slipped a mickey into that meringue.

Her floury fingerprints are all over that pie and the authorities suspect her distress is a cover-up for murder. Carrie Ann must set out to clear her name if she wants to stay at her dream job any longer. But all too soon, another body drops in the Orangery. This time, it’s the Orangery chef.

Murder won’t crimp her style, and as bodies pile up, Carrie Ann uncovers palace intrigue, London nightlife, and British pies scouring for the killer in Lord of the Pies, the witty follow-up to Nell Hampton’s Kale to the Queen.


  1. This one sounds delightful! I love a good cozy. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. Sounds like a fun one! Happy weekend!

  3. Sounds fun.

    LOVE the cover and title.

    ENJOY your week.

  4. I love it when authors play with words...we so often say: "to die for" but don't really mean it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I must read this one. I love cozies and pie is my favorite food group! LOL

    My Friday 56 from The Battle For Darracia

  6. Ooh, this sounds like a great one! Happy reading! :)

  7. This book sounds like it is going to be a perfect mystery. I really should give this genre a try. Enjoy! :)

  8. I must say that cover looks delicious! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

  9. Another cozy! I've been seeing more and more of them listed on NetGalley of late.

  10. In 2016 when I lived in London I always took a walk in Kensington Gardens before starting work. I love that place, probably I'd love this book too!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found


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