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. On my second day, another so-called accident results in a death and there's yet another on my third. Perhaps a recent prison break could have something to do with it that, or a long-standing witch's 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
Rhys Bowen has been nominated for every major award in mystery writing, including the Edgar(r), and has won many, including both the Agatha and Anthony awards. She is also the author of the Molly Murphy Mysteries, set in turn-of-the-century New York, and the Constable Evans Mysteries, set in Wales. She was born in England and lives in Northern California.
“Like all of Rhys’s books, this is so much more than a murder mystery. It’s part love story, part social commentary, part fun and part downright terrifying. And completely riveting. ”—Louise Penny, author of The Beautiful Mystery
“Bowen blends zany humor with fair-play detection.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)