Yes - it not only provides entertainment and a real murder who-done-it, but enlightens the reader about the mechanics of British inheritance, which is also a mystery.
Characters are interesting, not predictable - a real twisty resolution to the case! Its a fun, entertaining and historically interesting book, illustrating British social hierarchy, politics between the wars and the role of women. I like that justice is handled with a deft hand..
Her performance! She is very talented as a reader, and conveys the spirit of each character so well !!
I laughed at the comic relief - although Georgie's maid Queenie better get her act together and stop annoying her Lady.
After this PLEASE let Darcy and Georgie work it out...after seven books they deserve it!! Bring them to the Americas for an adventure that tests their mettle..let Georgie discover a bit of his secret activities..Let Sir Hugo advance her some of her inheritance before he kicks the bucket..
This is a fun cozy mystery series made even better by fantastic narration by Katherine Kellgren. I have listened to 5 of the 7 books in the series (and read the other two in print) and listening to this one was like coming home. Storywise this book might not be the strongest in the series but it was solid and entertaining. If you like the series, you should like this one. If you haven't listened before, what's stopping you? This series is well worth audible credits!
"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” --C.S. Lewis
I love this series anyway, and Katherine Kellgren does a terrific job of narrating it.
Georgianna, always. She's just such a refreshing girl, and so headstrong for the time. Willing to do almost anything in order to stay independent. I like that in a person. The children, Kat and Nick, in this book, were hilarious. And the voice that the narrator does for Belinda is so funny that it makes me laugh just to hear her lines.
When the twins were trying to get clues from the Inspector.
No, but there are a lot of laugh-out-loud moments and I really thought this was one of the better in the series.
The humor that runs throughout the book makes this a book I could listen to again even knowing who the murder is.
I liked the interactions between the characters and the lead character. I also liked the development in Georgie and Darcy's relationship.
The characters are very easy to tell apart and I loved the accents. Each character felt authentic.
I laughed out lot several times while listening to this book.
The only negative was there wasn't enough of Georgie's grandfather. I loved the previous books when he was featured more prominently.
Another wonderful mystery and romance of the adventures of Lady Georgiana. I have enjoyed each of this series so far. Rhys Bowen is an excellent author and Katherine Kellgren an absolutely fabulous and gifted narrator who makes the story so real. All the characters have such distinct voices and personalities that come to life.
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
I know I'm out of the pack with three stars? Yes, I have read the whole series up to this point, and I love these characters, but I honestly could not get into this one. I had to restart several times and when the story finally started it was already half way through. Georgiana is one of my favorite, cozy characters and always cracks me up, however, in this addition she just seemed rushed and not very comical. Oh well, still reading the next soon.
Georgiana is summoned by the queen, who then sends her onto Kent. She is to attend a Royal function and help an Australian Heir get assimilated to the Royal ways and surroundings. Of course there is a murder and the detective in Georgiana comes out and we are off to the races. Some of the usual characters are wound into the story but to me it all felt somewhat forced along with KK's narration, (a bit shrill). Looking forward to the next in the series and the return of more comedy. Fingers crossed.