A cozy mystery which is so delightfully English! Taking place just after the Great Depression, where investments crashed and fortunes dwindled, this wide-spread financial catastrophe also affected those living across the pond, among whom were the aristocrats. Titles and entitlements no longer had the monetary backing to continue living the high life, so changes and compromises had to be made. This brought about the protagonist, 35th in line for the throne, seeking employment so as to escape the confining restrictions imposed by living with family. What she did not envision was that that she would soon be embroiled in murder, mystery and mayhem -- all made even more intense as the body count kept climbing, and Christmas loomed closer with each passing day.