Yes, light hearted and great to listen to after a stressful day.
Her insight and openness.
Great regional accents.
I found this book light hearted, with a lead charcuterie easy to like. When she decides to help a designer friend model clothes it did make my laugh.
Great reading after a stressful day.
This is a very cute romp. Excellent setup.. an English Royal but way down the line - and how she copes with having no money. Very nice story. I did figure out who-dun-it about 3/4 through the book, but it didn't interfere with the enjoyment of the book. The characters were real and delightful.
The narrator was excellent. She made the characters come alive and her breath of voices is amazing.
Yes, I'd recommend this book.. and look forward to the next in the series!
Georgie is great fun, a lovely klutzy sleuth to be sure.
It kept me guessing with a long line of suspects.
A sleuthy royal on the rocks with a penchant for running into murder.
A good time for all.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio.
The story is well-narrated,well constructed and credible.
It tells of a young aristocrat in England during the early 1930 years.That was the time when the famous romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward, VIII who abdicated the throne for her sake,took place.
The heroine is involved in a sinister plot without her knowledge.
This she manages to unravel as the plot thickens
There are some good insights into the lives of the British aristocracy in those days
They are plausibly portrayed and well-narrated
Never a dull moment as the plot unfolds
Would definitely recommend it for humour and suspense....
Yes, this is a delightfully conceived character, imagine Downton Abbey with humor. Good stories and just fun
The best girlfriend is a total hoot.
She is excellent. I made sure she was doing the subsequent books before I bought them. What fun she brings to listening.
Well I was moved to laughter everytime she committed some naive faux paus.
I am having to pace myself with these books, so I don't get through them all. Perhaps I will try some of her other books, but I am having fun with these.
It was fun
If you are of Royal Blood you can't work the cosmetic counter at Harrod's
Great story. I loved the whole experience of this book.
Ms Kellgren was fabulous. One of the best readers I have ever listen to. I loved her accent, her dramatization and her interruption of the story. I will be looking for more books that she narrates.
Yes, only wish I have the time.
Trying to write this review without using the cliché words “cute” and “cozy” is so hard, because it was! It’s cozy in the way only the British royal family can be. Picture the lovely Helen Mirren sitting in a clearing at Balmoral, and that prancing deer—the epitome of visceral restraint! That’s this book.
At its center, penniless Lady Georgiana, 34th in line to the throne, is looking to strike out on her own, and earn a living—an unheard of endeavor for someone with royal blood in the 1930s. Why can’t she be content to marry a distant wealthy relative, like all the other young ladies of good, royal breeding? Leave it to stubborn Georgiana to get embroiled in murder, black mail, and seduction in the process. This is the stuff that makes for fabulous reading!
While this book was nominated for the Agatha Award in 2007, I’d say that the mystery element wasn’t its strongest point. Although it’s my belief that that isnt’ necessarily a bad thing. I see this book as an introduction to Georgie, her family, and Depression era London. Everyone had fallen on hard times, and that included members of the aristocracy. It was also startlingly witty and hilarious! I listened to the audio edition of this book and the narrator, Katherine Kellgren, did a wonderful job of intoning the accent and demeanor of all of the characters. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. If you like historical “cozy” mystery books like this one, might I recommend the Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood? That is also an awesome series set in 1920s Australia, and I find that it’s even better when you listen to the audio editions. Check out the first book in the series, Cocaine Blues.
The tongue in cheek references to other fictional characters scattered through this -There's a Detective Sug (surely from Dorothy Sayers' Wimsey series), references to young nobles stealing detectives hats (certainly a reference to PG Wodehouse's Jeeves series) and a "William Darcy" O'Hara (which *must* be an austen reference). I get the feeling there are even more of these little tugs of the forelock that I missed and look forward to hearing more of them in later volumes
It's simple, fun and chick flick entertainment. Easy beach read. Read the whole series so that says something.