Sunday, September 29, 2019

I'm so happy to join Berkley Mystery in 
celebrating the October 1 release of  
Book 10 in the Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries
by Kate Kingsbury

It is an Edwardian Christmas, and the Pennyfoot Hotel is all dressed up. But when one of the guests turns up dead, owner Cecily Sinclair Baxter realizes it is not only the Pennyfoot that is back in business—the hotel's Christmas curse is, too...

The Pennyfoot halls are decked with boughs of holly, a magnificently decorated tree graces the lobby, and the hotel's bookings are finally looking up. Owner of the Pennyfoot, Cecily Sinclair Baxter is in high holiday spirits until disaster strikes, threatening to ruin yet another Yuletide. Her chief housemaid Gertie McBride has found a man's body in the hotel laundry room—with a woman's scarf wrapped around his neck and a note in his pocket from the hotel's new maid.

Cecily is determined to track down the culprit, but with multiple suspects icing her out of crucial clues, she realizes this killer may be more slippery than most. With Christmas right around the corner, it is up to Cecily to prevent this holiday season at the Pennyfoot from turning out more fatal than festive.

About Kate Kingsbury

Kate grew up in London, England, and at a very early age began telling stories to her school friends while huddling in bomb shelters during the Blitz of WW II. She moved to the U.S. in 1963 and published her first book in 1987. Since then she's written over sixty romance and mystery novels. She now lives in Oregon with her husband, Bill and Bella, a feisty chihuahua mix. Her "upstairs/downstairs" mysteries appeal to fans of Downton Abbey. The Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries are set in Edwardian England, while the Manor House series takes place in an English village during WW II. Her contemporary series, The Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries, features a bed and breakfast inn on the Oregon coast. After a six year absence, Kate is opening up the doors to the Pennyfoot Hotel again. A MERRY MURDER will be released in October 2019. You can find Kate's website at

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Releases October 1!
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  1. "A MERRY MURDER" by Kate Kingsbury looks and sounds fabulous. Can't wait for the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Sounds like a book I want to read!