The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness #6)

Reposting this 2014 review because the Kindle Edition is on sale for $1.99. The audiobook is only $3.49 with the purchase of the Kindle Edition.
Summary: Finally Georgie gets to spend some time with Darcy and its Christmas, but bodies keep piling up.

At this point I am six books into the Her Royal Spyness series.  Georgie is the sister of a Duke and 35th in line to the throne.  But it is the 1930s, the family money is gone and Georgie is trying to make her own way.  As she says, ‘all I know how to do is where to properly sit a bishop at a dinner party.’

Since the last book nearly a year has passed.  Darcy (the romantic interest) has been gone most of this time.  Georgie’s sister in law gave birth and Georgie was roped into helping and has been trapped at the family castle.  But she is not going to spend Christmas with her sister in law’s family being told how much of a drain she is on the family.

Georgie answers an ad to become a party host over Christmas.  It gets her out of the family castle, it is in the same small town as where her mother and grandfather are staying and others benefits appear later.

But a small town has ‘accidents’ that occur one after another, every day.  There are just too many coincidences to not be murder.  Georgie has to solve the murders before someone she cares about is killed.

Similar to the last book, Georgie is taking a stronger role as a detective.  Darcy is a bit annoying (really the first time I have been annoyed by him in the series.)

There are several false leads but the end of the book is more about the chase than figuring out who is responsible.

The end of the book finds the couple well set up for another book.

The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness #6) Purchase Links: Paperback, Kindle Edition, Audible.com Audiobook

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