Jane and the twelve days of Christmas #12 : being a Jane Austen mystery / Stephanie Barron.
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|Crookston Public Library||M BAR (Text)||33500011920899||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||M BAR (Text)||33500011920907||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781616954239 (hardback)
- ISBN: 161695423X (hardback)
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, 2014.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| "The twelfth installment in Stephanie Barron's fan-favorite Being a Jane Austen Mystery series. Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces have seized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted. Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane's fellow snow-bound guests. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?"-- Provided by publisherr.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 October #1
On Christmas Eve 1814, Jane Austen, her mother, and sister are traveling to her brother's manse, Steventon, for the holiday. En route in a snowstorm, their cart is upset by Raphael West, son of the painter Benjamin West, on his way to the Vyne, a nearby manor. On Christmas Day, the Austens are invited to join the gathering at the Vyne, a gathering hopeful that the new year will bring peace, now that Napoleon is jailed on Elba and the Treaty of Ghent signed. But all is as upset as the horse cart, when the courier with a copy of the treaty is killed. A day later, a young woman fond of the courier dies of apparent suicide. Jane and Raphael collaborate on revealing the truth, she through her diary entries and keen powers of observation and he through telling sketches revealing not only who is responsible for the deaths, but also the hypocrisy lurking under the veneer of society. Twelfth in the series, this is both a good double closed-house mystery and an engaging historical novel, with careful descriptions of Georgian Christmas customs, which involve celebrations beginning on Christmas and running through Epiphany. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Stephanie Barron was born in Binghamton, New York, the last of six girls. She attended Princeton and Stanford Universities, where she studied history, before going on to work as an intelligence analyst at the CIA. She wrote her first book in 1992 and left the Agency a year later. Since then, she has written fifteen books. She lives and works in Denver, Colorado.
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