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  • Location: Chartham, Canterbury, Whitstable

Murder on the Pilgrims Way (Whitstable Pearl Mysteries)

Murder on the Pilgrims Way (Whitstable Pearl Mysteries)

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2000s: How does a summer break at a riverside Manor House in Kent grab you?

  • ISBN: 978-1472124920
  • Genre: Cosy crime, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

Pearl’s mother Dolly surprises her with an early summer break at a riverside manor house- recently transformed into an exclusive hotel – the newly named Villa Pellegrini.

Pearl is looking forward to the break, not least because DCI Mike McGuire has been neglecting her due to his work. But when she discovers that she’s actually booked in for a cookery course from the Italian celebrity chef, Nico Caruso, she begins to think again . . .

Pearl doesn’t welcome instruction on cookery at the best of times, and certainly not from an arrogant chef like Caruso. She goes along, intent on challenging Caruso’s egotism – and a long tradition of men dominating gastronomy – but soon finds herself distracted, not only by her enchanting surroundings but by the disparate selection of guests.

She even begins to enjoy Caruso’s attentions – and his cookery – until one of the guests goes missing and it becomes clear that murder is on the menu.

Travel Guide

The Old Neptune

The white clapboard pub that had once been swept away but a surge tide and rebuilt from the reclaimed timbers towards the comfort of the Old Neptune – the white clapboard pub that had once been swept away by a surge tide rebuilt from the reclaimed timbers an to remain ever since, resolutely upon Whitstable’s shore, as an integral part of the local landscape

The old pub’s fortitude was a reflection of the defiant spirit of this little North Kent fishing town whose former history

Chatham, Canterbury

She and Dolly passed through the six feet high West Gate, which stood like  sentinel at the entrance to Canterbury….

She goes to see McGuire, who will be either  in the police station (where the interrogation room is rather stuffy or eating in the South American eatery in Dand John gardens on the other side of the old city walls. The gardens she remembers look good at this time of year. She has happy memories of this place.

Along St Peters Place and busy Rheims way, Wincheap the road which gives is name to the south west Suburb of Canterbury. Milton Manor, where they are staying is located in a “patchwork landscape”  where black chipped chimney stacks in the distance like giant matchsticks. It’s the old Chartham paper mill and sounds lovely!

Welcome to Villa Pellegrini! (Pellegrini – the Italian word for pilgrims – reflects the fact that the building lies on the old Pilgrims Way into Canterbury)

Streetview Maps

B) Canterbury - West Gate
E) Kent - Whitstable oyster bar

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Murder on the Pilgrims Way (Whitstable Pearl Mysteries)

Author/Guide: Julie Wassmer  Destination: Whitstable, Chartham, Canterbury  Departure Time: 2000s

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