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.
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"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)
This is the first book I've read by this author. It was a entertaining but yet a solid mystery. Listen closely......Some of the heroines narrative was especially humorous as her antics solve the mystery. Its worth the buy!
Bloody well awesome!
I loved them all. She had such a wonderful accent for each character and it was very easy to tell who was who. She gave each character such personality; it was like you were right there as part of the story.
I happened upon this book and absolutely love this story. The story line keeps you coming back for more. I had a hard time turning this off.
I am not normally a audio book person. I love the written word and my Audible membership is mainly for my son who has dyslexia. But when I saw this book, which I had been eying on my wish list for awhile was on sale for a price I couldn't pass up I decided to give it a try. I was delighted! The narrator makes this book come alive. I could almost not tear myself away from my headphones. I had to make laundry so I could have an excuse to listen and fold. The laundry may not have been efficiently folded as I dragged it out but I at least looked like I was doing something constructive.
Now this mystery isn't very robust or terribly difficult to figure out but the characters in the book, especially Lady Georgianna, hold the reader's attention enough to want to keep listening. Katherine Kellgren is a very talented reader whose character voices are so smoothly transitioned that you feel you are listening to a full cast of readers.
If you are looking for a deeply executed mystery this isn't for you, but if you love a laugh, a little silliness, well voiced characters, and have the added bonus of a mystery to spice up your book then this is an audio book to try. I have now bought the whole series in audio book form which is a little unusual for me. I have to admit that I sometimes miss being able to speed read my way through. I probably would finish these books faster than I can listen to them. But they are so entertaining that I decided that I wanted the whole thing in audio. A lovely listen while crafting, art journaling, knitting, running, driving, etc. Recommended.
I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a light mystery.
Good characterization and excellent performance
I listened to 2nd in the series 1st and enjoyed it so much I had to seek out the original. I was not disappointed.
An educator and senior who listens to his books from his phone through his hearing aids.
This is a delightful yarn about a distant cousin of his royal majesty in Edwardian England who needs to find an acceptable way of making a living. Her best career may be in murder investigation.
Yes. It was just a fun, lighthearted book. It made me smile a lot.
It's just charming. It kept me smiling.
She's amazing. She rocks. One of my favorite performers.
Oh goodness, yes. This is a delightful story, with a magnificent narrator.
The plot is fun, the characters well developed, and the whole thing is lighthearted.
Because of Ms. Kellgren, this is a better listen than it is a read. And I know! I have the book, as well as the audiobook. The characters come alive with her voice acting in a way they do not on the page. Not to say the book is not good. It is! But with the vocal artistry of Ms Kellgren, a good book is transformed to spectacular.
I'm rooting for Our Heroine (and Our Hero) throughout the series! I don't know how they end up, since I've not finished them all yet, but I'm in their corner!
The courage and ability of Lady Georgina to help herself. It gives one the impression as always that the young are always resilient, the ability to overcome any obstacles and still be able to look at life in a positive and cheerful way. I enjoy the way Georgie come up with ideas to help herself.
When she encountered murder and what she did!
Georgie and her lovable grandfather.
I am looking forward to listen to more of Lady Georgie. The narration is marvellous. Most enjoyable.
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