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When a dead body is found underneath the kale bed in the Kensington Palace greenhouse, newly hired personal chef to the royal family Carrie Ann Cole must prove her innocence in Kale to the Queen, Nell Hampton's tasty mystery debut.

Chef Carrie Ann Cole is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime - an assignment as the new Personal Chef to the Royal Family at Kensington Palace. But no sooner has Carrie Ann touched down across the pond and donned her apron than a dead body crops up beneath the royal kale beds.

With one assistant dead and the other soon under suspicion for his murder, Carrie Ann is scrambling to keep her kitchen up and running. Not to mention she gets off to an immediate bad start with the tempestuous Royal Chef Butterbottom, who has a bitter taste in his mouth since the prestigious position in the Royal Family's kitchen was given to an "over-privileged, under-educated American chef."

But the Royal Family's appetites wait for no one, and Carrie Ann must solve the murder and still get supper on the table on time - even with the annoyingly handsome Head of Security Ian Gordon tracking her every move like an MI6 agent. Suspects abound as an American chef adds a bit of spice to the traditional royal household in the first in Nell Hampton's charming Kensington Palace Chef mysteries.

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Initially I had my doubts I thought the book would be too much cooking and less mystery but I am glad I purchased it. It was what I was looking for a good mystery with a bit of cooking and a bit of romance. Hoping for a new book with the chef to solve a new mystery.

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Entertaining Mystery

Initially I had my doubts I thought the book would be too much cooking and less mystery but I am glad I purchased it. It was what I was looking for a good mystery with a bit of cooking and a bit of romance. Hoping for a new book with the chef to solve a new mystery.

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  • Mercy Phalen
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Entertaining Mystery

Initially I had my doubts I thought the book would be too much cooking and less mystery but I am glad I purchased it. It was what I was looking for a good mystery with a bit of cooking and a bit of romance. Hoping for a new book with the chef to solve a new mystery.