Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas : Jane Austen Mysteries

  • by Stephanie Barron
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: Jane Austen Mysteries
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 Parkis 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 gathering dies in a tragic accident whose circumstances Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane's fellow snowbound guests. With clues scattered amid 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?

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Stultifying; Jane would not be pleased

What disappointed you about Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas?

How can an author make murder so tedious, so boring?


What do you think your next listen will be?

A murder mystery from a reliable author, or, perhaps, one of Austen's classic tales, just to get back in touch with the real Jane!


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was fine, though a bit flat- which was probably due to the material.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The idea behind it is wonderful. And, it was lovely to meet Miss Austen's mother Mrs. Austen should have her own series.


Any additional comments?

Very disappointed

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- Deborah

Jane Austen and the 12 days of Christmas

I have read numerous Jane Austen genre books and although some have come close to her style, none have been this accurate. Stephanie Barron has done a fantastic and admirable job with this Jane Austen Mystery Series in both historic authenticity and integrity to the original Jane Austen herself. This is an entertaining book that is reminiscent of the novels of the main character with a grand mystery to solve for further enjoyment..
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- T. Dunas "avid reader"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.