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A Royal Threesome

by Rhys Bowen

Series: Her Royal Spyness (1-3)

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" Now in one volume-the first three "charming and lighthearted" (Kirkus Reviews) Royal Spyness Mysteries from national bestselling author Rhys Bowen, featuring the elegant, titled, and stony-broke sleuth Lady Georgiana Rannoch. Her Royal Spyness Georgie is forced to earn her keep as a housekeeper in London when the Queen summons her to spy on the playboy prince. But when a Frenchman winds up dead in Georgie's bathtub, it's her job to clear her very long family name. A Royal Pain While entertaining a Bavarian princess at the Queen's behest, Georgie finds herself investigating the rather more worrisome matter of the dead body in the bookshop, as well as her royal guest's unwitting involvement in the communist party. Royal Flush After being saved from scandal by her on-again-but-mostly-off-again beau, Darcy O'Mara, Georgie is shipped home, where Scotland Yard asks her to keep an eye on a shooting party and prevent someone from killing the Prince of Wales instead of quails. "--… (more)
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Her Royal Spyness:

Georgie is a minor royal in early 1930s Britain who struggles while funds are low to maintain an appearance and reputation in keeping with expectations for a cousin (even a distant one) of the monarch. She gets into a series of silly minor scrapes and a few larger life-threatening ones as she tries to get (and keep) a job while keeping the HRMs happy with her.

Her Royal Spyness is a cozy mystery which consists of almost nothing but atmosphere and light character development. The atmosphere is well done and Georgie is a delight to hang out with, but the plot is a little weak. The solution to the mystery is nothing more than a very simple process of elimination and even that is dashed over quickly. A tantalizing request from Queen Mary for Georgie to spy on her cousin David and his new infatuation, Mrs Simpson, comes to little.

But it was a pleasing read with enjoyable characters and a good sense of fun. I will probably carry on with at least the other two entries in the series which are included in the omnibus edition I picked up. ~April 2014 ( )
  lycomayflower | Apr 7, 2014 |
why why why isn't this a tv series!!! funny, witty, cunning....easy to read....Masterpiece Theater should be all over this!!! ( )
  szferris | Mar 19, 2014 |
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" Now in one volume-the first three "charming and lighthearted" (Kirkus Reviews) Royal Spyness Mysteries from national bestselling author Rhys Bowen, featuring the elegant, titled, and stony-broke sleuth Lady Georgiana Rannoch. Her Royal Spyness Georgie is forced to earn her keep as a housekeeper in London when the Queen summons her to spy on the playboy prince. But when a Frenchman winds up dead in Georgie's bathtub, it's her job to clear her very long family name. A Royal Pain While entertaining a Bavarian princess at the Queen's behest, Georgie finds herself investigating the rather more worrisome matter of the dead body in the bookshop, as well as her royal guest's unwitting involvement in the communist party. Royal Flush After being saved from scandal by her on-again-but-mostly-off-again beau, Darcy O'Mara, Georgie is shipped home, where Scotland Yard asks her to keep an eye on a shooting party and prevent someone from killing the Prince of Wales instead of quails. "--

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