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Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (edition 2019)

by Rhys Bowen (Author), Jasmine Blackborow (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

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Georgie is excited when Darcy announces out of the blue that they are flying to Kenya for their extended honeymoon. It is only after they arrive that she suspects he has actually been sent there on an assignment. She tries not to be angry, because she is, after all, in a paradise! They are picked up in Nairobi and taken to a lovely house in Happy Valley--the center of upper-class English life there. Darcy finally confides that there have been some spectacular robberies in London and Paris, and it is suspected that the thief was a member of the aristocracy and may have fled to Kenya. Georgie is shocked at the completely decadent lifestyle that involves wild parties and rampant infidelity. One of the leading lights in the community, Lord Cheriton, makes a play for Georgie. She rebuffs him. Then he is found dead along a lonely stretch of road. At first it seems to be a lion attack. But why was he on that stretch of road, alone, late at night? It seems the Happy Valley community wants to close the case, but as Georgie and Darcy investigate, almost everyone has a motive to want Lord Cheriton dead.… (more)
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Title:Love and Death Among the Cheetahs
Authors:Rhys Bowen (Author)
Other authors:Jasmine Blackborow (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)
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Georgiana and Darcy are finally wed, but a dream honeymoon in Kenya turns out to be yet another opportunity to serve the Empire as high jinx among the high living upper crust lead to murder, with the Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson once again in the vicinity. ( )
  ritaer | Nov 6, 2019 |
I thoroughly enjoyed the Royal Spyness Series and Love and Dead Among the Cheetahs provided a journey into Africa and an experience in that culture in the 1940’s. I was very surprised by many aspects of the story which Rhys Bowen explained at the end of the story were the truth. Spouse swapping, alcoholic drinking, and drugs among the English settlers were a common occurrence. I had never known that at night, Africa is extremely cold. The story opened my eyes to the rawness of life in Africa that Rhys Bowen dramatically presented. I felt that this book showed Rhys Bowen as an eloquent novelist. ( )
  delphimo | Oct 27, 2019 |
Unsatisfactory story with highly unlikable characters.... Georgiana still tends to be whiny about her husband & untrusting of their relationship...

Seems like Bowen was writing just to fulfill the demand of another book in the series. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Oct 2, 2019 |
Married and on her honeymoon, starting on the Themes and continuing on to Kenya provide Georgiana and Darcy with their next adventure. Aristocratic capers add some spice to the trip which is interrupted by a murder. Solving the killing of Bwana adds to their spying tasks but they are up to. ( )
  jamespurcell | Aug 18, 2019 |
It’s August 1935. Georgiana and Darcy are on their honeymoon in Kenya, but frolicking isn’t the main thing on the agenda. Darcy is on the lookout for a jewel thief among the British aristocracy living in “Happy Valley,” where the honeymooners are staying. And Georgie has been asked by the Royal Family to keep an eye on her cousin, the Prince of Wales, who may be secretly meeting with the much-reviled Mrs. Simpson in Happy Valley. The Royal Family fears a quickie wedding, as if there’s a way Georgie could stop such a happening.

The newlyweds are popular guests in Happy Valley and they’re invited to a party of middle-aged “swingers,” although they don’t know about the planned activities beforehand. When Georgie and Darcy find one of the particularly loathsome guests dead by the side of the road, apparently mauled by a lion. But not so fast. No, it’s murder! And it appears our heroine and hero are next on the killer’s list.

This is a lightweight series, always fun to read. Georgie is a delightful character and I hope her marriage to Darcy doesn’t run the fun. It’s happened in mystery fiction – more than one author has been forced to kill off a heroine’s hubby. ( )
  NewsieQ | Aug 18, 2019 |
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