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Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (edition 2019)

by Rhys Bowen (Author)

Series: Her Royal Spyness (13)

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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)
Info:Berkley (2019), 304 pages
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Rating:*****
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In this latest edition of Rhys Bowen's Royal Spyness series, Georgie and Darcy are finally married and honeymooning on a barge on the River Thames. All is love and romance until they come up for air and realize they've run out of food. What to do?

Darcy decides to take one of his Foreign Office assignments to track down a stolen jewel to Kenya and combine it with an extension of his honeymoon. Once there, the couple finds themselves amid the notorious Happy Valley set wwhere, at a sex and drug fueled party , once of teh prominent guests turns up dead.

No need to go into th4e details, as this is another cozy romp from Ms. Bowen with a happy ending and a set up for the next volume to come. I cannot wait. ( )
  etxgardener | Dec 13, 2019 |
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 Thames 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 it. ( )
  jamespurcell | Aug 18, 2019 |
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Dedicated to two mystery-loving women who won the right to name a character at the Malice charity auction: the real Diddy Ruocco and Angel Trapp. I hope they enjoy who they have become!
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JULY 31, 1935

ON A HOUSEBOAT, OUTSIDE MARLOW, BUCKS

This is my first diary entry as Mrs. Darcy O’Mara.
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