The Twelve Clues of Christmas
Book 6- Her Royal Spyness
It is December 1933 in Scotland and Georgie is desperate to go somewhere else for Christmas. Her sister-in-law is especially annoying her, and the pressure is mounting for her to marry. Georgie’s love interest, Darcy, is in South America on a secretive assignment. Her situation looks up, though, when she answers an advertisement to be a hostess at a fancy holiday party in the small village of Tiddleton. Georgie is accepted to the position and eagerly travels to the small town.
At first, Tiddleton seems like an idyllic town to spend Christmas, but that image quickly shatters. A string of deaths and accidents, almost daily, occurs. As they continue without end, Georgie is frightened there is something sinister behind them. The deaths and accidents seem random, though. What are the connections between all of the victims? Are they connected? While some people around her dismiss her worries, Georgie is confident there is something malicious behind the deaths and accidents. She is committed to finding out, even if she puts her life in danger.
Early on in the series, I found some of the installments predictable. I kept reading the series, though, and I am glad I did. This particular installment was Bowen’s best mystery yet. It was clever and it had an Agatha Christie touch to it. And Georgie’s relationship with Darcy continues to improve. It just goes to show that authors can evolve in a mystery series and readers should try to be patient. They might be rewarded. I am looking forward to the next installment.
Next Book in Series: Heirs and Graces
Next Books to Review: Jane and the Stillroom Maid (Book 5- Jane Austen Mystery series) and Justice Hall (Book 6- Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Mysteries)