Her Royal Spyness

Bowen, Rhys

(Paperback - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Her Royal Spyness
Penguin Putnam
INTRODUCING ?A FEISTY NEW HEROINE? (JACQUELINE WINSPEAR) who?s thirty-fourth in line for the throne?and flat broke.

From the Agatha Award-winning author of the Molly Murphy and Constable Evan Evans mysteries!

Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the throne, is flat broke. She?s bolted Scotland, her greedy brother, and her fish-faced betrothed for London. The place where she?ll experience freedom, learn life lessons aplenty, do a bit of spying for HRH?oh, and find a dead Frenchman in her tub. Now her new job is to clear her long family name.

Baker & Taylor
A penniless twenty-something member of the extended British royal family, Lady Victoria, the daughter of the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch, puts her sleuthing talents to work when an arrogant Frenchman, who is determined to gain control of her family's eight-hundred-year-old estate for himself, ends up dead in her bathtub. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2008
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market ed
ISBN: 0425222527
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY B
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 18 cm.


From Library Staff

Another witty mystery series from author Rhys Bowen. While tongue-in-cheek at times, it isn't complete satire. the character of Lady Georgiana is fun and smart. While the mystery itself is paper thin, there is still enough questions to be answered to make it a page turner. There is a definite sen... Read More »

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Apr 08, 2014
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A charming tale, told by a very skilled writer. The book is, arguably, a female version of P.G. Wodehouse, in that it features those upper-class British families so many of us are intrigued by, but in this case from the female point of view. I enjoyed this story very much, and will be looking for more. It's a nice, comfortable way to pass some time reading and not have to feel depressed about the world afterward!

Mar 17, 2014
  • KarenW rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A hilarious debut from an author that understands the upper crust durng the 1930s. Although it starts slow, the journey is worth it - Georgie's situation gets more and more dire and her solutions are more outrageous. Until it is all wrapped up in a very satisfying conclusion.

Jun 09, 2013
  • sra963 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I loved finding this fun series.

Book 1 great start to a new series. Didn't know there was such strict rules of behavior - silly! Looking forward to reading the rest of the series

Dec 30, 2012
  • (Staff) Elaine Bird rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fun read with enjoyable characters and a different setting,1930s England. I am planning to read the next in the series and hope it is just as enjoyable. If you enjoylight mysteries I highly recommend.

Dec 29, 2011
  • fdenlinger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this. It is light reading and kept me turning pages. The setting is beautiful & the characters are hilarious.

Nov 28, 2011
  • Carmine1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A really good read. Very light and fun mystery. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series!

Nov 10, 2011
  • ElectricMayhem rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I've read all the the authors series set in Wales and I thought I would try this series set in the 1930s. It was a fun take on that time period. I'm looking forward to reading the rest in the series.

Wow! I must admit, I had my doubts before I started to read this book…but look at me now, I am just dying to read the second! Love it!! Good balance of mystery and romance. I would definitely recommend this book! Just amazing, simply amazing. I love the conclusion that Rhys Bowen executed wonderfully! One of my top picks.

Feb 22, 2011
  • almalunas rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the first book that I have read by Rhys Bowen. Her style of writing is right up my alley. Her development of Georgie is great. A fast read, but still captures your interest with good plot.
Set in the 30s Britain, I love the sense of the era you get from the author. Funny quips and good supporting characters make this book a fun time! Definitely not the last book I will be reading by Ms. Bowen.

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