April 18, 2014

Audiobook Review:The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen (25 Books for the Holidays)(Book 1)

25 Books for the Holidays Audiobook Review:The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen (25 Books for the Holidays)(Book 1)

This year I have challenged myself to read 25 Holiday (Winter, Christmas, New Years) themed books.  I am calling this my 25 Books for the Holidays personal challenge.  It should be fun!

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Book: The Twelve Clues of Christmas
Author: Rhys Bowen
Article Type: Audiobook Review, Book Review

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About the Book: 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 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.

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Listened for FUN!
Part of my 25 Christmas Reads for 2012
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating 4.50

Audio Rating (not part of the overall rating): 4.50

Part of my 25 Books for the Holidays 2012

How did the book put me in the holiday spirit: The Twelve Clues of Christmas was a jolly good time! There were sprinkles of an old Dickens Christmas with caroling, games, and tree trimmings. The setting was perfect for a little holiday mystery.

What I thought of the Characters/Story:Rhys Bowen hit it out of the park with The Twelve Clues of Christmas. It was a great Christmas Who-Done-It! I had a blast while listening and was thrilled to delve back into her royal spyness. This is one fun series for those that like amateur sleuth stories. Check it out when you get a chance! These have a small carry over story but I think they can be read out of order or as standalones.

About the audio: Narrated by Katherine Kellgren and she did a bang up job! Her voices were spot on, the pacing was fantastic, and the reading was delightful.

Final thought: I recommend the Royal Spyness series to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries!

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her favorite genres: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, and the occasional Historical Fiction. You may also find her reading on her kindle when a book hasn't been released in audio form yet! In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix (Farm Rescue), Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup). She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children both named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix.She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

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14 Responses to Audiobook Review:The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen (25 Books for the Holidays)(Book 1)

  1. Amy
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    I haven’t read this author, but I LOVE the covers. Headed to GR to make sure I have added it to my search list.

  2. Diana Leigh
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    Another cozy mystery series I need to start!

  3. blodeuedd says:

    I’d think I’d enjoy a book like this, to really put me in the spririt

  4. Yep… been wanting to try these. Plus it’s nice to know that I can either read in order or not. Not that I EVER read out of order… *cough* :)

  5. Jenny
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    Can I just say how much I love your theme months Felicia! All your thankful posts last month were fabulous and now I can’t wait to see all you have in store for your holiday reads feature. I’m a fan of amateur sleuth stories, and I need something to get me in the holiday spirit, so I might have to check this one out!

    • Last month was fun :) I really enjoyed doing that and spreading my love all things books (bloggers and books)!

      This month is a little more laid back but I think it will be equally as fun. I have read 6 holiday books so far and they were all good.

      This particular one was fun because it was a Dickens type setting, a nosy fun lead character, and great who-done-it!

  6. Oh a Mummy and Christmas in South Africa…this sounds delightful!