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

    butterfly guru!

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    "Good series"

    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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    paula 03-25-15
    paula 03-25-15

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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
    Jacqueline 03-13-15 Member Since 2012
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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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    Clifford Bodell 02-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another winner"

    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
    Ginge91 01-28-15 Member Since 2016
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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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    Amazon Customer 01-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Finally more of Georgie & Darcy"

    Loved the story. For fans of Her Royal Spyness Series this book is more of a romance than murder mystery despite the murders. I was happy to see Georgie & Darcy spend more time together as a regular couple. Also, I was delighted to see their relationship advance.

    I adored the descriptions of old English Christmas. All the activities sound like quite a bit of fun. I discovered their are country homes in the UK where such festivities are hosted - without the bodies.

    Georgie was the first to determine the accidents were murders & it took them a while to put the mystery together. Georgie & Darcy worked well together on the mystery. I'd like to see more of them working together on mysteries.

    Whenever Georgie & Darcy get married I hope that book will be similar to this one; lots of romance with just a bit of mystery. Hopefully, their wedding won't be too many books away.

    I would also like to see them at Sir Hubert's estate since he knows both of them. And of course, Darcy needs to take her to Ireland.

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    Math lady 01-11-15
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    "Another winner"

    This is the second book in this series I have read and enjoyed both of them. Narration is good and the mystery keeps a reader thinking throughout.

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    Amazon Customer Marysville, WA USA 01-06-15
    Amazon Customer Marysville, WA USA 01-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I'm loving this series"

    This was a fun book in a great series. So far I've not been disappointed.

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    Sharon 01-01-15
    Sharon 01-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Perfect Holiday Listen"

    A classic English mystery with engaging dialogue and descriptive detail is delivered by an extremely capable actress! How many voices and accents can one woman do? This was a delightful novel to listen to during the Holidays!

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