The Twelve Clues of Christmas

The Twelve Clues of Christmas

Large Print - 2012
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She may be thirty-fifth in line for the throne, but Lady Georgiana Rannoch cannot wait to ring in the new year, before a Christmas killer wrings another neck. On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, well, actually, my true love, Darcy O'Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I'm snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig. So it's a miracle when I contrive to land a position as hostess to a posh holiday party in Tiddleton. The village is like something out of A Christmas Carol! But no sooner have I arrived than a neighborhood nuisance, a fellow named Freddie falls out of a tree, dead. Dickensian, indeed. Freddie's merely a stocking stuffer. On my second day in town, another so-called accident turns up another mincemeat pie, and yet another on my third. The village is buzzing that a recent prison break could have something to do with it, that, or a long-standing witch's curse. I'm not so sure. But after Darcy shows up beneath the mistletoe, anything could be possible in this wicked wonderland.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
Description: 511 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781410453136
1410453138
Branch Call Number: LP Bowe

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maipenrai
Dec 15, 2016

(The sixth book in the Royal Spyness series)

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marthabelle
Dec 01, 2015

This was another extremely enjoyable addition to the Royal Spyness series -- the trademark humor and intriguing mystery are both present, and the Christmas setting, complete with lots of traditional English Christmas activities made it a fun seasonal read. Furthermore, there are FINALLY some developments in Georgie's relationship with Darcy that will make longtime series readers cheer. A perfect, light read for this time of year.

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thebritlass
Apr 26, 2015

This is a very enjoyable mystery, with a clever premise. However, the book never reveals the "how" of the crimes, and given the implausibility of most of them, this does take away from the overall story.

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KarenW
Jan 17, 2014

While this is not the first one of the series, this is the first one that I have read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it from the first page! I have always meant to try this series and wanting something fun to read over Christmas made this book a fun escape. It is chock full of clever dialogue and outrageous characters and has a lovely English slant to everything. I really enjoyed the Christmas part of the story as it portrayed all the customs that I loved since I was a child. And it is always a treat to poke fun at the Americans! I will definitely start at the beginning now and find out what's what.

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bwm
Dec 10, 2013

Very enjoyable, as are all Rhys Bowen's books. Perfect Christmas mystery!

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sandraperkins
Jul 06, 2013

This is the best book of this series so far. The plot was really clever, and I enjoyed learning about traditional British Christmas celebrations!

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Shelley51
Apr 20, 2013

This is book 6 in the series and I can't wait for book 7 to be published. Loved the Christmas theme and that some of the regular characters were not included-it made for a nice change!

(Staff) Elaine Bird Mar 25, 2013

Another great addition to this series. A fun (well except for the murders of course) novel with lots of Britishisms and references to British traditional Christmas passtimes like caroling and hauling in the Yule Log.

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MarcyGlover
Feb 04, 2013

Book 6 of 6

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charleecleland
Feb 01, 2013

absolutely loved this book, such a great read. Bowen did an amazing job establishing the setting and characters, as well as the feel of this novel, at the beginning. I was hooked after the first 10 pages!

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