Annie Oakley was an expert rifle shot, an accomplished equestrian, the star of the Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show, and, in bestselling author Kari Bovee’s latest book, Peccadillo at the Palace, an exceptional amateur sleuth. Peccadillo at the Palace is the second title in Bovee’s Annie Oakley mystery series, and it’s a clever and gripping whodunit.
Annie and her husband Frank are in London preparing to perform for Queen Victoria. The royal jubilee celebration promises to be one of the most memorable events Annie has ever had the pleasure of attending. She’s anxious to meet the Queen of England and to dazzle the prestigious audience with her exceptional shooting skills. Murder is the farthest thing from her mind. When the personal servant her majesty has sent to escort Annie and her entourage is brutally killed, the peerless wonder decides she must get to the bottom of the matter.
Peccadillo at the Palace is hard to resist. It’s a fun romp through history with twists and turns that will keep readers guessing. Annie’s detective work also finds her in the company of some of the time period’s most entertaining and dynamic personalities. While hunting down the culprit who wants do away with Queen Victoria, Annie finds her life and that of her husband’s also at risk. One can’t help but root for the famous sure shot to save the monarchy.
Reviewed by Chris Enss, COWGIRL Book Editor, and a New York Times best-selling author who writes about women of the Old West.