Audie Award Finalist, Mystery, 2014
As 35th in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right - not in His Majesty's back….
"Here I am thinking the education I received at my posh Swiss finishing school would never come in handy. And while it hasn't landed me a job, or a husband, it has convinced Her Majesty the Queen and the Dowager Duchess to enlist my help. I have been entrusted with grooming Jack Altringham - the Duke's newly discovered heir fresh from the Outback of Australia - for high society. The upside is I am to live in luxury at one of England's most gorgeous stately homes. But upon arrival at Kingsdowne Place, my dearest Darcy has been sent to fetch Jack, leaving me stuck in a manor full of miscreants…none of whom are too pleased with the discovery of my new ward. And no sooner has the lad been retrieved than the Duke announces he wants to choose his own heir. With the house in a hubbub over the news, Jack's hunting knife somehow finds its way into the Duke's back. Eyes fall, backs turn, and fingers point to the young heir. As if the rascal wasn't enough of a handful, now he's suspected of murder. Jack may be wild, but I'd bet the crown jewels it wasn't he who killed the Duke…."
©2013 Janet Quin-Harkin (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
when I got this book I didnt realize it was part of a series which sucks but I did enjoy the book & I'm sure if you had read all the others it would be even better
I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction
Don't know. I've only listened to the audio. Kathrine Kellgren does such an excellent job at narrator that I don't know that I'd want to read them. Her voices for Queenie and Belinda are great... but then so are all the other voices. She does them all well. One of my favorite narrators
I love Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody books (First one is Crocodile on the Sandbank) They are very character driven, include a mystery, are pretty clean (referred to buy they manage to close the bedroom door), and have relatively little swearing in them (mostly what I call farmer swear words) Nothing too much or overly offensive. There are a lot of books and all the characters become good friends over the series. They are very fun.
All the books read by her that I've heard are excellent presentations. She narrates the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan and does a great job there as well.
I always laugh out loud with these books. They are fun Maybe this one not quite as good as some in the series, but I still enjoyed it a lot. Will definitely listen to them again.
You won't go wrong with this series if you like humorous cozy mysteries.
Absolutely. The narration is amazing.
Yes. I had no idea what was going to happen next.
She's very talented. I love listening to her narrations. She is one of my favorites. The story flows like a movie. Very entertaining!!
Nothing extreme...I did cry at the end. I can immerse myself in the Royal Spyness series.
All around entertaining book. I highly recommend it.
Excellent descriptions regarding time period, loved the suspense how all the suspects seemed possible at different points. But the conclusion was unsatisfying, happened too fast, not sure how protagonist came to her conclusion...
I'm an avid reader but when driving or exercising, listening to a great book and a great performance makes time fly!
Every book in the Royal Spyness series is light and fun and the characters are well drawn. Katherine Kellgren does a wonderful job of narrating the story. She gives each character a different voice and her accents are terrific.
I love this series, cleverly written and enjoyable.
Fast moving, funny characters.
Well, she is the only problem with this series, I really do not care for her presentation, too stilted.
No, just an easy listen
Wish this author would try a new narrator.
Guilty pleasure, great literature it is not but an easy breezy story and oh, the narrator. So good.
Like a nap on a summer day, easy and a bit indulgent
This the fourth in this series and I am a huge fan, especially her Irish brogue
None intended, none taken - so to speak
Probably a better audio book than written book but so be it (and I am not sure I will ever find out).
Rhys Bowen and Katherine Kellgren provide a perfect listening experience for me! This light mystery with twists and turns is just listening pleasure. The beautiful British accent with a touch of brogue is delightful, thank you Ms. Kellgren. My only regret is that I have listened to them all and want more!
Heirs and Graces was an enjoyable mystery with familiar characters. Murder follows Georgie wherever she goes and in this installment she is at a Duke's estate. The Duke was not well liked so there were plenty of suspects who wanted him dead. I did not expect the twist in the end.
This book is similar to Marion Chesney's Edwardian Murder series.
I loved the scenes with the elderly aunts. They were so quirky and entertaining.
I had to get used to the narrator's voice as the different accents were difficult to understand. Some accents were very British. Don't give up, listening gets easier.
The Royal Spyness novels never disappoint me. It's like a crisp iced tea on an oppressively hot summer day. Start at the beginning of the series if you can and work your way through this delightfully entertaining series. Rhys Bowen is a Master at surprising listeners - peeling the proverbial onion one glorious chapter at time.
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