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The Twelve Clues of Christmas (Royal Spyness Mysteries)

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Publisher Comments:

From the New York Times betselling author of Queen of Hearts comes another mystery for "fans of P.G. Wodehouse looking for laughs mingled with some amateur sleuthing." (Publishers Weekly)

Lady Georgiana Rannoch wont deny that being thirty-fifth in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately, money isnt one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing.

 

While my beau Darcy is off on a mysterious mission, I am once again caught between my high birth and empty purse. I am therefore relieved to receive a new assignment from the Queen—especially one that includes lodging. The Kings youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and I shall be her companion at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace.

 

My duties are simple: help Marina acclimate to English life, show her the best of London and, above all, dispel any rumors about Georges libertine history. Perhaps that last bit isnt so simple.

 

George is known for his many affairs with women as well as men—including the great songwriter Noel Coward. But things truly get complicated when I search the Palace for a supposed ghost only to encounter an actual dead person: a society beauty said to have been one of Prince Georges mistresses.

 

Nothing spoils a royal wedding more than murder, and the Queen wants the whole matter hushed. But as the investigation unfolds—and Darcy, as always, turns up in the most unlikely of places—the investigation brings us precariously close to the prince himself.

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 OMara, 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 Im snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

 

So its 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.  On my second day, another so-called accident results in a death – and theres yet another on my third.  Perhaps a recent prison break could have something to do with it…that, or a long-standing witchs curse. But after Darcy shows up beneath the mistletoe, anything could be possible in this wicked wonderland.

Includes an English Christmas companion, full of holiday recipes, games, and more!

About the Author

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425252345
Author:
Bowen, Rhys
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
A Royal Spyness Mystery
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes a 16-page teaser
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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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 OMara, 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 Im snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

 

So its 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.  On my second day, another so-called accident results in a death – and theres yet another on my third.  Perhaps a recent prison break could have something to do with it…that, or a long-standing witchs curse. But after Darcy shows up beneath the mistletoe, anything could be possible in this wicked wonderland.

Includes an English Christmas companion, full of holiday recipes, games, and more!

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