The gene for being able to appreciate this book is on the X chromosome and you need two copies. It's a romance, "chick lit," and I don't qualify. The name of the purported author, "Rhys Bowen" (a man's name) is a pseudonym for Janet Quin-Harkin. If I had known that I would have researched it more carefully before I bought it (and I wouldn't have.)
"Hidden Order" by Brad Thor.
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Georgie of course! I love the way she thinks and she is quite the sleuth !
This is my first and I'm about to download the second!
What Ho!? Evil lurks at every turn.
Such an enjoyable book for a mystery. It's light with humor and twists with a bit of English history thrown in for good measure.
I like the main character - she deals with her situation with fun and determination. The various characters around her remind you of why many Americans think the British royalty somewhat pompous and foolish.
The plot keeps you listening and trying to guess "who done it."
The narrator is perfect and brings the "British atmosphere" to life.
Wish I could listen to all the books in one sitting, but, alas, that is impossible.
I do plan to listen to more in this series.
It is silly and the mysteries are easily solved but who cares. The characters are fabulous, the narration is spot on and the stories are fun. I have listened to the whole series and will definitely listen to all future ones. It is nice break, light and fun.
Fun, charming, interesting
Hate to say because it might be a spoiler. But her conversation with the butler was certainly enlightening.
Hard not to love Georgie but Belinda is awfully good, too
This is the first in a series and I am already listening to the second one. Takes place in '30s Britain, which venue I love. The description of royal manners, dress, everyday life is intriguing to me. The conflict with Georgiana's feelings for and interaction with her mother are interesting, too. Kellgren is excellent with her voice differentiation and is not overly dramatic, which I find irritating. Look forward to the whole series.
I'd been reading too many books with terribly flawed characters and it was time for one where good and bad were clear and simple. This is not rocket science but I enjoyed it.
Fan of mystery & romance -- particularly of historical persuasion!"
The Royal Spyness Mystery series by Rhys Bowen is wonderful -- very fun set of stories. Katherine Kellgren is a very enjoyable narrator and easy to listen to. I wish there were more in the series -- can't wait to find out what happens next!
The entire series follows a nice theme with a touch of history.
Love to listen to her
Well written with many laugh out loud moments. Kept me entertained throughout. Definitely worth a second, third, and fourth listen if you ask me!
I just love listening to Kellgren's voice. I have listened to her in Robin Hobb's books and thoroughly enjoyed those performances too.
In the Royal Spyness series, she seems a perfect fit for Georgie. She has so many accents that make each character literally come alive. Much better than just reading words on a page. She is consistent and does not make any mistakes in pronunciation. What a true professional!
Laughed out loud in many instances (which got my husband wondering what was so funny about doing laundry).
I would love to hear more from this author. I am on the 4th book already and have become thoroughly engrossed in this series.
Have not read the books.
Nothing it was enjoyable
All the scenes are fun in the series.
A Royal above all else.
This series is enjoyable to listen to, I don't usually listen to books twice, but these I listen too all the time. I like the vocals accents.