Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
Georgie doesn't wait to be rescued. She rescues herself -- very impressively when trapped in the oubliette. I admire her intelligence and unflappable calm. I expected her to unload a lot more concerns on Darcy when he appeared, but in retrospect she told him just the right amount. She is in rare form solving this mystery, recalling details and inferring their significance. She's my hero.
Her independence in rescuing herself. Her bravery in standing up to Patrascue when he tried to intimidate her with the threat of prison. Her awkward dilemma in getting engaged to Siegfried.
Great performance. I love all the voices, especially Darcy's. Great accent. My only complaint was for a couple characters she dropped the level of her voice - Patrascue & Dragomir - and I had to keep adjusting my volume to hear them and then suddenly be jolted by a very loud Georgie or Queenie.
Who will come to a wedding in Transylvania?
One of the best that I've read so far in the series .
Rhys Bowen channels P. G. Wodehouse and Bram Stoker in a marvelous screwball mystery that still has me laughing. Even the brief book description accompanying this audiobook had me smiling. Great idea for an entry in the series and Bowen delivers.
I would not recommend this to a friend if they read the Masked Ball at Broxley Manor. Too much is duplicated.
If they hadn't read the other, than I might recommend this one
This story felt rushed and she seemed to be pushing the characters to do things. I does not flow as well as her other books.
Katherine is fine and I have grown to expect her for Georgie. But not Katherine's best work either.
No, this book, needs to be left alone.
Not one of Mrs Bowen's best. But I still love the characters and want to see what happens to them.
Although I enjoy the narration the main character seem more annoying than usual. At times I just wanted to skip to the end and figure out who the killer was.
I liked the book, but I found it slightly less interesting than the previous ones in the series (3 of them I think). The vampire aspect was a bit strange since it has Lady Georgeanna (sp?) wondering if there really are vampires. She has seemed so down to earth and rational in the prior books that I was a bit put off by her fear that there really might be vampires. It didn't ruin the book. I still liked it, just not as much.
I am an avid reader and listener. I especially love imaginative fiction when I am "brain frazzled" from heavier stuff.
Another very enjoyable mystery. This one a bit spookier in parts. It's a light fun read. I want always to hear more.
The narrator is wonderful & captures individual characters very well. The story is fun and easy. I'm hoping the relationship with Darcy moves forward and does not stagnate in "will they won't they " land. this particular book was read out of order in the series, but it wasn't an issue, since I've already read the first few and one after this. It was nice to get the origin story for Queenie, who shows up in subsequent adventures.