by Julia Stuart
Published August 7th 2012
I've been reading a lot of mediocre YA books lately which made my head spin. So I decided to take a break and read a nice enjoyable murder mystery instead. I've always love cozy mystery and British literature since they never failed to disappoint me.
And yes just as I've predicted this book made me feel all warm inside. This book is indeed utterly charming, full of wit and ridiculously funny. I just can't stop smiling while reading it. I just fell in love with the wonderful and quirky residents of the Hampton Court. Their unbelievable antics and nosy nature may not be everyone's cup of tea but I love them nonetheless.
Princess Alexandria aka Mink is thrown into a loop when she is forced to sell her house after her father died in a highly controversial manner. She was then offered to live under a warrant in the Hampton Court whose residents comprised mainly of military widowers and down on the luck nobles. When the annoying General-Major Bagshot died after consuming a pigeon pie made by Pooki, Mink decided to do some sleuthing to clear her maid's name.
Apparently every residents of Hampton Court have their own secrets to hide and during her investigation, Mink unwittingly found an unwelcome love interest. The interaction between Mink and Pooki her maid is quite amusing and I just love the portrayal of a princess trying to make the best of her unfortunate circumstances. I highly recommend this book to lovers of cozy mysteries.
Recommended for: fans of mystery and British literature
Verdict: 5 stars.
Available on: Amazon