Sunday, April 25, 2010

Book Review: Her Royal Spyness

Title Her Royal Spyness (A Royal Spyness Mystery)
Author Rhys Bowen
Rating ****
Tags mystery, series, england, scotland, royalty, 1930s 

I've read some of Rhys Bowen's other series, the one about Constable Evans in a small Welsh town and the one about Molly Murphy, an Irish immigrant to America in the early 1900s. Liked them well enough to want to read this series when I heard about it.

The main character is Lady Georgina, aka Georgie, minor English royalty. Her father was a Duke, her brother is the Duke now, but her mother was an actress. Georgie's father ran through most of the money, so now Georgie is desperate to get away from her brother's Scottish castle, so she goes to London. She needs money, though, so she starts cleaning houses.

An unpleasant Frenchman shows up and claims that the last Duke gambled away the castle to him. Shortly afterwords the Frenchman turns up dead in the Duke's London house. Meanwhile Georgie is having even more than her usual number of accidents.

The characters and story are pleasant.and I plan to read the rest of the series.

Publication Berkley (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 336 pages
Publication date 2008
ISBN 0425222527 / 9780425222522

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