The national best-selling author of Royal Blood whisks her heroine away to the French Riviera for fun-and danger.
Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at: recover the Queen's stolen snuff box.
As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice - as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items - and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?
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“Katherine Kellgren's performance encompasses an astonishing range of personalities while remaining true to her impoverished sleuth's impeccable enunciation…Kellgren, undaunted by the burgeoning cast of characters, supplies plenty of distinctive accents and jaunty tones. The delighted listener wants the story to go on and on.” (Audiofile)
"Fans of Peter Lovesey''s hilarious books transforming the future Edward VII into an unlikely sleuth will relish Bowen''s whimsical fifth Royal Spyness mystery starring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 34th in line to the British thrown (after 2010''s Royal Blood). Bowen successfully melds a whodunit with comedy as few contemporary writers can." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
"The best part of this delicious series is the cast of characters (well known and otherwise), led, of course, by the level-headed and stiff- upper-lipped Georgiana, who tackles whatever is in front of her, be it murder or romance, with uncommon relish. A royal romp." (Booklist)
Among the very best.
Colorful scenery and rich in unpredictable adventure and romance.
Katherine Kellgren brings such life to every character! This series is consistently terrific because of her top notch narration.
I particularly enjoy the reader's ability to capture the characters.
The stories are a little formulaic, but always enjoyable. I wouldn't have changed anything!
Her voices for the characters are great. She also reads with 'spot on' inflection. I love her.
Here she goes again....
This book like the others is a delightful combination of brilliance, innocence, and youthful clumsiness in all scenarios that are presented in a well written and humorous mystery that keeps you guessing almost all the way to the end.
Love this series! And the narrator does an excellent job. I save these books for when I work out as they make that time
much more fun.
Excellent narration, hilarious characters and an almost, if not quite, intriguing mystery. Still - any farce that features successfully the Prince of Wales, Coco Chanel, Georgie's cockney grandfather as supporting characters gets a star in my book. The "fashion show" was a hoot.
A light and entertaining romp as usual by Bowen. The story and the mystery part is good. If you are this far into the series you know what to expect. And you get it - no disappointment there.
Kellgren does a fabulous job as usual, with one exception. She reads the bumbling french policeman Inspector Lafite with an overly heavy accent, rivaling Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.
Also, I wish Bowen would have the courage to write Queenie (the maid, not the actual queen) out of the series. The comedy relief character is not fun any more - just annoying. Kellgren does her voice marvelously though.
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