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Despite the high body count in this cosy mystery, it is a perfect Christmas read Set in the 1930s, penniless Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself holed up in her brother s castle in Scotland facing a bleak Christmas with her penny pinching sister in law and her boring family Finding herself a job helping to hostess a large house party in Devon, she happily escapes to the quaint village of Tiddleton under Lovey All is going well with the guests enjoying traditional Christmas fare and activitie Despite the high body count in this cosy mystery, it is a perfect Christmas read Set in the 1930s, penniless Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself holed up in her brother s castle in Scotland facing a bleak Christmas with her penny pinching sister in law and her boring family Finding herself a job helping to hostess a large house party in Devon, she happily escapes to the quaint village of Tiddleton under Lovey All is going well with the guests enjoying traditional Christmas fare and activities except that villagers keep dying in a series of unrelated accidents Ever the amateur sleuth, Georgie tries to puzzle out the connection between the deaths as the local police seem to be getting nowhere This was a lot of fun Mixed in with the mystery are some strange local village Christmas customs, odd people like simple Willum and Wild Sal, carolling, parlor games, some romance and all manner of food and drink to help you get in the mood for the season recipes are included in an appendix Although it is the sixth book in the series, it is self contained and lends itself to reading on it s own The sixth book in this delightful series sees Lady Georgiana, or Georgie for short, answer an advertisement to be a social hostess at a large house party in the country over the holidays Desperate to escape a dull Christmas in Scotland with her stuffy sister in law, Georgie jumps at the chance for a friendlier atmosphere and before she knows it, she s taking the train to the quaint country village of Tiddleton under lovey to put her hostess skills to use Admittedly, I lost track of who was who The sixth book in this delightful series sees Lady Georgiana, or Georgie for short, answer an advertisement to be a social hostess at a large house party in the country over the holidays Desperate to escape a dull Christmas in Scotland with her stuffy sister in law, Georgie jumps at the chance for a friendlier atmosphere and before she knows it, she s taking the train to the quaint country village of Tiddleton under lovey to put her hostess skills to use Admittedly, I lost track of who was who among the rather large guest list for the house party and this installment in the series has the highest body count to date but that didn t detract from my enjoyment of the story Though once again in a new locale, Georgie is not without personal support as the author manages to include both Georgie s mother and grandfather in this misadventure Best of all, the author makes up for the lack of Darcy in the last book by giving us a heaping dose of him in this one It s still a very PG rated romance but it s sweet and showing signs of steady progress A fun read overall This was my first Rhys Bowen mystery I LOVED IT It s a historical set in the 1930 s,one of my favorite eras Remember THE THIN MAN movies The heroine is 33rd in line to the throne but is impovrished after the 1929 crash Great period piece and a novel mystery idea If you love wit and historical detail and a good mystery, try it This was the perfect book for the Christmas season, I enjoyed every second of this audio book and will definitely read listen to some of the other books in the Her Royal Spyness series It was not the murder mystery part that I enjoyed most but the setting in an English country house in the 1930s with all those Christmas traditions and so many details about life, class and royalty was very delightful Not to forget to mention that there was a good part of humour in there as well I absolutely This was the perfect book for the Christmas season, I enjoyed every second of this audio book and will definitely read listen to some of the other books in the Her Royal Spyness series It was not the murder mystery part that I enjoyed most but the setting in an English country house in the 1930s with all those Christmas traditions and so many details about life, class and royalty was very delightful Not to forget to mention that there was a good part of humour in there as well I absolutely loved it [ DOWNLOAD E-PUB ] ⚖ The Twelve Clues of Christmas ⚇ 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 Pure escapist fun of the best kind, this book does a beautiful job of channeling vintage Agatha Christie The Her Royal Spyness series is my favorite of Bowen s, because of the way she captures the feel of Christie, only with tongue held firmly in cheek The mystery is always a good one, but there s plenty of room for humor, too This one is obviously set at Christmastime, captures that perennial favorite of Golden Era mystery settings, the country house party with a house full of potentiall Pure escapist fun of the best kind, this book does a beautiful job of channeling vintage Agatha Christie The Her Royal Spyness series is my favorite of Bowen s, because of the way she captures the feel of Christie, only with tongue held firmly in cheek The mystery is always a good one, but there s plenty of room for humor, too This one is obviously set at Christmastime, captures that perennial favorite of Golden Era mystery settings, the country house party with a house full of potentially suspicious guests Bowen really outdoes herself describing the traditions of British Christmases past I think just reading the book caused me to gain weight, what with all the mince pies, sausage rolls, various roasts Lady Georgiana Rannoch is still trying to keep body soul together while hiding the fact of her impecuniousness from the world In an effort to avoid having to spend Christmas at Rannoch Castle with her sister in law s family making her much less than welcome, she answers an advertisement from a lady in Devon looking for a lady of impeccable background to help with social activities at a large Christmas house party Initially doing it to make some money be sure to get some good meals around the holiday, Georgie starts to enjoy herself until the mysterious accidents start to happen Soon, she s sure that these can t all be simply tragic coincidences, that something waysinister is going on Luckily, she has both her amour, Darcy, her beloved retired policeman grandfather in the area to help her try to figure out just what is going on in this sleepy little village I ll read these entertaining books as long as Bowen keeps writing them A delightful find Her Royal Spyness mysteries have been recommended to me but this was the first that I have read, part of my 2015 holiday reading marathon Seemingly unrelated murders are occurring daily in a small English town, Tiddleton under Lovey, where a diverse lot of people have gathered for the Christmas holidays Penniless Lady Victoria Georgiana Georgie Charlotte Eugenie Her Royal Spyness is coincidentally on the scene, having been hired as a social director by the local landed g A delightful find Her Royal Spyness mysteries have been recommended to me but this was the first that I have read, part of my 2015 holiday reading marathon Seemingly unrelated murders are occurring daily in a small English town, Tiddleton under Lovey, where a diverse lot of people have gathered for the Christmas holidays Penniless Lady Victoria Georgiana Georgie Charlotte Eugenie Her Royal Spyness is coincidentally on the scene, having been hired as a social director by the local landed gentry for their Christmas festivities As the murders pile up, she works hard to put the clues together to prove to the local constabulary that these seeming accidental deaths are actually a series of related murders When she isn t focused on the murders, she is busy in her role as social director and is swooning and swept up in her romance with Darcy O Mara, also penniless and unfortunately a Catholic Ah, horrors, her one true love is of a religion forbidden to a lady in direct lineage to the throne Will she solve the murders Will she marry Darcy Tune in to The Twelve Clues of Christmas to find out.As the author says of this mystery series It s lighter, sexier, funnier, wicked satire Agreed I will seek outfrom Her Royal Spyness Please, do yourself a favor, run to your library or your bookstore or borrow the first book in this series from a friend and read it, you will NOT regret it In yet another amazing installment Georgie finds herself playing hostess to a group of people from various backgrounds in a small village named Tiddleton However, the first day she s there someone dies, and the second day another villager dies, and the third day, too Soon people are scared for their lives wondering who could be next But Please, do yourself a favor, run to your library or your bookstore or borrow the first book in this series from a friend and read it, you will NOT regret it In yet another amazing installment Georgie finds herself playing hostess to a group of people from various backgrounds in a small village named Tiddleton However, the first day she s there someone dies, and the second day another villager dies, and the third day, too Soon people are scared for their lives wondering who could be next But were all of these simply accidents or were theyGeorgie is determined to find out.Most of the normal, wonderful characters appeared, Georgie, Claire, Darcy, Queenie, Mrs Huggins, and Georgie s grandfather, and we are introduced to many new characters Georgie and Darcy s relationship takes a turn in this book and we see a lotof him and even learnabout him Queenie is ever hilarious with the best intentions and Georgie s grandfather is, as always, kind and helpful.The mystery in this book really shined It completely blew me away once I recognized the pattern, and I must say that I did recognize the pattern before Georgie did, but that was the absolutely only negative part of the book The reason for the killings was also different and unique, and it made a wonderful and different mystery that I d read again.Overall an amazing book, the mystery, the characters, the setting, it was all stellar The Twelve Clues of Christmas deserves 5 5 stars The Twelve Clues of Christmas4 StarsLady Georgiana Rannoch manages to avoid spending Christmas with her idiotic brother and priggish sister in law by agreeing to act as hostess to a posh house party in Tiddleton Under Lovey Unfortunately, things go awry early on when a young man is found dead in a tree and several others in the village die from apparent accidents Is all of this merely coincidence or does someone have a grudge against the townsfolk This is such a wonderfully zany series and Kat The Twelve Clues of Christmas4 StarsLady Georgiana Rannoch manages to avoid spending Christmas with her idiotic brother and priggish sister in law by agreeing to act as hostess to a posh house party in Tiddleton Under Lovey Unfortunately, things go awry early on when a young man is found dead in a tree and several others in the village die from apparent accidents Is all of this merely coincidence or does someone have a grudge against the townsfolk This is such a wonderfully zany series and Katherine Kellgren s narration never fails to have me laughing out loud at Georgie s antics The mystery is very entertaining with the deaths occurring in accordance with the view spoiler Twelve Days of Christmas song hide spoiler That said, it takes Georgie far too long to catch on to this particular twist Georgie and Darcy s romance is finally getting somewhere and it was good to have him front and center after his being virtually MIA in the previous book Looking forward to them finally getting their much deserved HEA Delightful and an entertaining mystery Georgie aka Lady Georgiana Rannach, 34th in line to the throne definitely lands on her feet this time in her endeavor to stay someplace lovelier and warmer than her brothers lonely London townhouse over the Christmas holidays Lots of action and a respectable Agatha Christie type of mystery Charming descriptions of the Cotswold village and a bit of hilarity about honoring traditional English traditions for American houseguests The ever tantalizing Darc Delightful and an entertaining mystery Georgie aka Lady Georgiana Rannach, 34th in line to the throne definitely lands on her feet this time in her endeavor to stay someplace lovelier and warmer than her brothers lonely London townhouse over the Christmas holidays Lots of action and a respectable Agatha Christie type of mystery Charming descriptions of the Cotswold village and a bit of hilarity about honoring traditional English traditions for American houseguests The ever tantalizing Darcy makesthan a cameo appearance I just may make rereading this book each year one of my Christmas traditions Okay so I didn t quite make it an annual tradition, but am loving the Christmas in the Cotswolds with Georgie and the best parts of her family It just such a delicious escape reading in spite of a spate of murders I m finding it evenfun re reading the mystery than I did the first time