Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932.
So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.
Everything seems to be going swimmingly until she finds a body in her bathtub... and someone is definitely trying to kill her.
©2007 Janet Quin-Harkin (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
"Rhys Bowen has crafted an insightful blend of old-fashioned whodunnit, clever satire, and drawing room comedy of errors -- and created a feisty new heroine to delight a legion of Anglophile readers." (Jacqueline Winspear, author of the Maisie Dobbs novels)
"Kellgren finds unique voices for quirky characters such as Georgie’s adorable grandfather and estranged mother, Wallis Simpson, and a sexy Irish lord. Kellgren will make listeners want to meet the kilt-clad ghosts who play bagpipes in Scotland’s castle corridors and tartan-wallpapered bathrooms." (AudioFile)
The narrator, Katherine Kellgren. Her voices, for the various, characters were wonderful. And the characters, themselves, were terrific.
That it was a fun, easy listen on a long drive. Clever enough to keep my attention. Very funny at times.
Enjoyed the plot climax at the costume party. Though I admit I was already certain it was "Twistwen" who was responsible for the body in the bath tub.
I haven't a clue. That's not my tag line......I really haven't a clue!
I'm already on the second book. This series should keep me happy on the road for quite some time.
A nice listen. It doesn't need a lot of thought to enjoy the story, in fact the less you think about it the better you like it. Funny in places and the characters were, for the most part engaging. There was just enough mystery to make it interesting.
Perfect for listening to when you are doing something monotonous like laundry, cleaning or cooking.
If you like this genre, Rhys Bowen is very good. I like this genre and find them good fun. Well-written and very well-performed. Will buy them all. Wish I could say that about other authors' series.
A light and fun read. 34th in line for the throne, not money, but still expected to live a posh life...what is a girl to do?
Georgie list her skills learned at finishing school, she knows where to seat someone at dinner and how to climb down a drainpipe to meet ski instructors at a pub.
Georgie's grandfather, the living one.
I do a lot of driving and this series has kept me entertained nicely.
Maybe for a break. If I want something light hearted and a story that is easy to follow while being distracted.
The snarky descriptions of the sister-in-law were funny.
Cute and silly story, well read.
Totally addicted to Audible.
Just a simple, lighthearted mystery with a great sense of humor. Exactly what I love about Audible sales! Hard not to like.
Say something about yourself!
I enjoyed this first novel in the series more than the second one, "A Royal Pain". These are fun, charming little novels about a 21 year old member of the English royal family who is 34th in line for the throne, single, dead broke, resourceful and willing to do light cleaning to make ends meet--and solve murders as well.
Entertaining. Wholesome. Engaging.
All of them. Love Darcy.
She seems that she was born to it, but I think she thinks all American women are mannish - whatev - she's still quite entertaining.
I've been stuck on fantasy/sci fi for quite awhile but couldn't find anything new of interest so I downloaded this series with fairly low expectations. I'm so glad I did! These are lovely cozies and to come in on a 6 book series is a true stroke of audiobook luck. I love them!
Been a Bowen fan for decades. I wish all of her books were on Audible.
I like to read stories about dogs, mysteries that are a little but humorous, stories about relationships that are not too explicate, Christian fiction and stories revolving around knitting and quilting.
I knit while listening so...
I appreciate the reoccurring characters in the series.
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