4.4.13

THE TWELVE CLUES OF CHRISTMAS, by Rhys Bowen

6/series. Lady Georgianna Rannoch, 35th in line to the British throne, is as usual dead broke. It’s Christmas time and her mean-spirited sister-in-law all but drives Georgie out of the drafty family manse in Scotland (with a little help from Wallis Simpson). Answering an ad for a social secretary, Georgie is soon enmeshed in a holiday-for-hire week at a stately home in Tiddleton-under-Lovey. In no time, the bodies start to appear, all of which could be accidents. But of course they aren’t. Another not-so-stately romp, an excellent mystery, and just enough romance with the incredible hottie Darcy O’Mara to keep the reader satisfied. A fun series. A 4.