Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas
Being a Jane Austen Mystery
The Jane Austen Mysteries: Book #12
Narrated by Kate Reading / 9 hours 41 minutes
Christmas Eve, 1814. Jane Austen has been invited to spendthe holiday with family and friends at the Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home ofthe wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades andfriends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmasfestivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Parkis selling nicely; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces haveseized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treatyof Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted.
Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One ofthe Yuletide gathering dies in a tragic accident whose circumstances Jane immediatelyviews with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one ofJane’s fellow snowbound guests. With clues scattered amid cleverly craftedcharades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendshipsreturning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help herdiscover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?