Saturday, May 8, 2010

Book Review: A Royal Pain

Title A Royal Pain (A Royal Spyness Mystery)
Author Rhys Bowen
Rating ***1/2
Tags mystery, series, england, minor royalty, 1930s, socialism 

Lady Georgina, or Georgie, 34th in line to the British throne, is still, after the first book, living in London, broke, getting by the best she can. Her cousin the Queen asks her to host the visiting Bavarian Princess Hannelore. The Queen hopes that Hannelore, young and beautiful, will detach her son David from his disastrous passion for Wallis Simpson.

Keeping headstrong Hannelore from doing things she shouldn't is a taxing job - and that's before the bodies start piling up.

The book is a fun read, though it strains the willing suspension of disbelief just a little too far.

Publication Berkley Hardcover (2008), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date 2008

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