Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas (Jane Austen, Book 12) by Stephanie Barron

By Stephanie Barron

Jane Austen turns sleuth during this pleasant homicide secret set over the twelve days of a Regency-Era Christmas party.

Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the vacation with friends and family on the Vyne, the beautiful ancestral domestic of the rich and politically sought after Chute kin. because the 12 months fades and neighbors start to assemble underneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory temper: Mansfield Park is promoting well; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces have seized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams indicators the Treaty of Ghent, on the way to finish a warfare not anyone in England relatively wanted.
 
Jane, notwithstanding, discovers vacation cheer is fleeting. one of many yule revelers dies in a sad coincidence, which Jane instantly perspectives with suspicion. If the twist of fate used to be in reality homicide, the killer is one in all Jane’s fellow snow-bound visitors. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, darkish secrets and techniques coming to mild in the course of parlor video games, and outdated friendships returning to hang-out the Christmas events, whom can Jane belief to assist her become aware of the reality and forestall the killer from extraordinary again?

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Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas (Jane Austen, Book 12)

Jane Austen turns sleuth during this pleasant homicide secret set over the twelve days of a Regency-Era Christmas party.

Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the vacation with friends and family on the Vyne, the beautiful ancestral domestic of the rich and politically well known Chute relations. because the yr fades and acquaintances start to assemble underneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory temper: Mansfield Park is promoting well; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces have seized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams indicators the Treaty of Ghent, for you to finish a conflict no one in England quite wanted.
 
Jane, besides the fact that, discovers vacation cheer is fleeting. one of many xmas revelers dies in a sad twist of fate, which Jane instantly perspectives with suspicion. If the twist of fate was once in truth homicide, the killer is one in every of Jane’s fellow snow-bound visitors. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, darkish secrets and techniques coming to gentle in the course of parlor video games, and previous friendships returning to hang-out the Christmas events, whom can Jane belief to aid her observe the reality and prevent the killer from amazing again?

From the Hardcover variation.

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We'll go together. No one shall rob you of your hand, Adam, no one who could wish to is any kin of mine. Lean on me, and see if you can stand and go. Only a little way, only safely out of here, then you can rest while I go for the horses. " "My mother," whispered Adam, breaking into tears of relief and hope and regret all desperately mingled, "she'll grieve—" "Within a day she'll hear that we're gone, and she'll know we're together. Come, your arm round my neck, lean on me—put all your weight on me.

With a bellow of fury the old man took him by the collar and dragged him to his feet. "Devil take the boy, will you be silent! You make me ashamed of my stock. Ebrard! Ebrard, I say, take this crazed fool out of my sight, he sickens me. " Ebrard received him willingly, and bundled him out of sight with the same relief, slightly pitying, infinitely scornful and impatient, with which his father saw him go. All this unseemly fuss over a villein, and one who had no more than his due! The roughness of Ebrard's handling of his brother reflected the degree of embarrassment and shame he felt for him.

She offered, encouraged by this success, and made an inviting gesture towards him with the many-coloured ball and a dancing step or two away from him. "I should like it very much, but there are some duties I have to do before I may play. " she asked, her face clouding slightly, but her eyes hopeful. " She watched him go, her brows knit, her small white teeth biting thoughtfully at the end of one of her black braids. She reached up, without taking her eyes from Harry's receding figure, and dropped the doll over the tailboard of the cart, and the ball after it.

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