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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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    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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    L. K. Tennessee 06-10-15
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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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    Carol Golding 05-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    loved it . wonderful narrator, made the characters come to life. a fun book to listen to.

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    Mike T. 04-15-15
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    "Clever and fun whodunit. Masterful narration."

    Kellgren! Her narration makes the characters come alive. Her mastery of accents is unbelievable. The book is worth it just to marvel at her performance, But there's a book here as well... And it's a very good one. A fun Christmas whodunit, without any feeling of predictability. Well done Bowen. But let's face it - the real star of this book is Katherine Kellgren.

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    Joy Gaiser 03-28-15
    Joy Gaiser 03-28-15

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    Nice light reading/listening. That series caught my attention right at the beginning because the narrator is excellent. I plan to order the next one in the series today.

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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"

    Love spending time with Lady Georgiana as she works her way through a lovely English Christmas,
    plus murder and mayhem.

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    Jacqueline 03-13-15
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    "Another beautifully narrated mystery"

    I enjoyed my hours listening to this well narrated and amusing mystery. Once again Georgie's romance kindled in the background while people dropped dead left and right. I'm going to download the next in the series.

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    Rhys Bowen has another hit in The Twelve Clues of Christmas. The narrator has a wonderful talent in her many voices, and accents.

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    Ashley Ann Chicago 02-03-15
    Ashley Ann Chicago 02-03-15 Member Since 2013

    Freelance theatrical designer in Chicago - listening to books while I paint has become my new favorite hobby!

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    "A fun Christmas-themed read."
    If you could sum up The Twelve Clues of Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    Fun. Festive. Clever.


    Any additional comments?

    While not the best murder mystery I've ever read, this book was really fun and great to take in just before Christmas. The plot, the mystery, the reveal are all clever; though, perhaps a little too broadcasted. The characters are all delightful, and the numerous holiday traditions add to the overall enjoyable story.

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    Ginge91 01-28-15
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    "12 clues of Christmas is an Adventure!"

    in this book you will find clues and adventure all wrapped around the Christmas holidays and has to do with the 12 days of Christmas song! I found this book very entertaining and kept my interest! My two favorite characters in this book are Darcy and Queenie ! This is a great read for a cold wintry night to listen to by the fire! I thoroughly enjoy the series!

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