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The Twelve Clues of Christmas Audiobook

The Twelve Clues of Christmas: A Royal Spyness Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Solo Narration - Female, 2014

She may be 35th 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.

©2012 Janet Quin- Harkin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Katherine Kellgren performs an impressive range of accents: Irish brogue, high-pitched Cockney, fussy American, West Country burr, and more. Kellgren triumphs as Georgi, who is 34th in line to the throne, giving her a refined accent contrasted with down-to-earth sensibilities. Due to the author's light touch and Kellgren's humorous delivery, the many Yuletide deaths in this cozy do not become macabre. The listener just marvels at the mounting 'accidents' amid the bountiful Christmas cheer." (AudioFile)

Audie Award Winner, Solo Narration - Female, 2014

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    Every one of the books in this series is terrific! They are very funny and have a great mystery. These books provide you with hours of true joy! Check out the whole series!

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    Plot line pulled together incredibly well. The villains were hidden and red herrings offered options until the end. The romance came together nicely and the ending offered how for the characters'future.

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    Nancy 07-13-15
    Nancy 07-13-15

    I love a good story that entertains and has well developed characters and realistic life situations where good is recognized as good.

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    Enjoyable characters, interesting plot, not gross. Great reader. She changes voices for the characters. Pleasant tone to her voice. Reads at a good pace. You can understand what she says.

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    Katherine Kellgren is the best narrator I've headed on audible. Incredible! Story was good, not the best of the mysteries but definitely fun and engaging! Now it's on to the next one!

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    While the murder mysteries are becoming a tad predictable, the stories are very entertaining and the love interest has finally gotten engaged. The narrator has earned her reputation of brining the stories to life. I look forward to reading the next in the series.

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    I enjoy listening to this series - lighthearted mystery without too much blood and guts. So glad the Darcy storyline moved forward. Also enjoying the growth of the mother's role. The characters were interesting enough that I didn't miss Belinda one bit. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

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    Wife at House of Bark Issaquah, Washington, USA 06-13-15
    Wife at House of Bark Issaquah, Washington, USA 06-13-15

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    Rhys Bowen and Katherine Kellgren make a great combination for this series. I'm starting right in on the next in the series.

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    Witty cozy mystery with a bang up finale. One caveat: There are too many days and murders along the way. The denouement is one of Bowen's best,

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