The Twelve Clues of Christmas A Royal Spyness Mystery by Phys Bowen, Hardcover

The Twelve Clues of Christmas A Royal Spyness Mystery by Phys Bowen, Hardcover
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Synopsis
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.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0425252787
ISBN-13 9780425252789

Key Details
Author Rhys Bowen
Number Of Pages 320 pages
Series A Royal Spyness Mystery
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2012-11-06
Language English
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group

Additional Details
Series Volume Number 6
Copyright Date 2012

Dimensions
Weight 18 Oz
Height 1.1 In.
Width 6.3 In.
Length 9.2 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade
Grade From 12
Age Range 18

Classification Method
LCCN 2012-017861
LC Classification Number PR6052.O848T94 2012
Dewey Decimal 823/.914
Dewey Edition 23

Reviews
Praise for The Twelve Clues of Christmas " The Twelve Clues of Christmas is yet another brilliant novel from Rhys Bowen.... Like all of Rhys's books, this is so much more than a murder mystery. It's part love story, part social commentary, part fun and part downright terrifying. And completely riveting. I adore this book and can hardly wait to give it to all my family and friends for Christmas! For all who love the season, and a great murder mystery, this book is perfect." -Louise Penny, author of The Beautiful Mystery "Lady Georgiana's sixth outing...offers another witty and thoroughly enjoyable mystery with a dash of romance."- Library Journal (starred review) "Bowen's sixth whodunit featuring the irrepressible Lady Georgiana...may be her best yet...Bowen blends zany humor with fair-play detection as well as any author of traditional mysteries."- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for the Royal Spyness Mysteries: "Wonderful characters delight."-Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse Novels "Hilarious adventure what an absolute delight! With a witty and clever plot, it's clear that Agatha Christie is alive and kicking and what's more, she's funny!" -Hannah Dennison, author of Thieves! A Vicky Hill Exclusive! Mystery "Georgie's high spirits and the author's frothy prose are utterly captivating." - The Denver Post "Whimsical Bowen successfully melds a whodunit with comedy as few contemporary writers can."- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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