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Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery | [Rhys Bowen]

Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery

With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorcedhouseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales.
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Publisher's Summary

A Royal Spyness mystery starring Lady Georgiana, 34th in line for the throne - and the mystery world's favorite penniless heiress.

With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea.

To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorced houseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales. She's also been coerced into helping Scotland Yard with a top-secret mission - namely keeping an eye on the shooting party at Balmoral and preventing someone from shooting the Prince. And Georgie must manage all this without strangling her odious sister-in-law Fig or spineless brother Binky.

©2009 Janet Quin-Harkin (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Katherine Kellgren is completely winning as guileless, gullible, plucky Georgie. With the castle overrun by visitors - including the notorious American Mrs. Wallis Simpson; her paramour, the Prince of Wales; and an assortment of gentry and staff - Kellgren shifts accents and attitudes with ease. Phryne Fisher fans will love Kellgren’s Lady Georgiana." (AudioFile)

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    Nancy 04-27-12
    Nancy 04-27-12
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    "Light & fun Mystery"
    Would you listen to Royal Flush again? Why?

    Yes entertaining and characters are great


    What other book might you compare Royal Flush to and why?

    Others in her series or similar to a Rockford Files TV show with women as the stars


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    She is very good with different voices it is easy to know who is speaking and she adds
    inflections of adventure, doom etc.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No - rarely have that much time and do enjoy taking a break and looking forward to coming back
    to hear more of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I love - love that there is no obscenity and very light mentions of sex. It is not needed in a
    good book.

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    Charles Rockville, CT, United States 04-17-12
    Charles Rockville, CT, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2008

    I am a semi-retired psychologist who likes to listen to books, especially mysteries, as I drive in the car.

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    "Hey there, Georgie Girl"

    Sometimes the crime appears to be a side story in the Life of Lady Georgianna, the last person, besides the Queen, upholding the traditions of Victorian England, at least what we have come to think of as those traditions. Well, so what! I have to say that I have become as interested in her life as the finding of the perpetrator. Of course, Lady Georgie stumbles upon this information and falls into the danger that everyone says they want to protect her from while thrusting her into it, like the sacrificial lamb. It is hard to say if this book is a mystery or a comedy. It crosses the lines. It reminds me of Agatha Cristy often. Possibly its lightheartedness masks the true art and beauty of the book, much as Cristy's have.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Calgary, Alberta, Canada 03-24-12
    Barbara Calgary, Alberta, Canada 03-24-12 Member Since 2015

    information junkie

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    "The series keeps you entertained!,"

    The narrator is exceptional in this book. The accents are numerous and she does a great job of increasing the pace at the more dramatic or suspenseful moments. I can say that this book has a couple of the least believable situations for Lady Georgie, but I continue to enjoy the characters and the plots. I can't wait to hear what happens next, especially with Darcy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joanette A. Mejean 03-15-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Winner!"
    Where does Royal Flush rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there in the top 20!


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    Yes. The narrative is enlightening without overwhelming the listener with too much detail.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not a thing!


    Any additional comments?

    I truly enjoy this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Really enjoy this series"
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    These are are a great listen ..... the stories are truly enjoyable and the narrator is superb. I am seriously sad that I have now listened to them all and have to wait for what I hope
    will be another!

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    Emily 02-20-12
    Emily 02-20-12
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    "A Fun Listen"

    This was very enjoyable with some laugh-out-loud moments. I marveled at the ability of the narrator to bring many varied characters to life. I would certainly recommend it if you simply want a light, enjoyable eight hours.

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    Donna 01-09-12
    Donna 01-09-12
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    "Pretty lightweight, but funny and enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Royal Flush to be better than the print version?

    I don't know, as I did not read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I find British people fascinating for some reason and loved all the characters.


    Have you listened to any of Katherine Kellgren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to all the


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't know.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is fun for a silly escape. It has an interesting perspective of a rather ordinary young woman with access to the Queen, pressure to marry some other royal,but who can't afford to live the lifestyle that the rest of her family expects.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janis A Miller 01-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A book worth listening to"
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    Easy to listen to while doing something else that doesn't take a lot of concentration. Holds your interest with a good story and character development

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Wilburton, OK, United States 01-02-12
    Amazon Customer Wilburton, OK, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2011

    Just an old math teacher who likes to listen to books when he can't read them...when walking, driving, grading papers, etc.

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    "A Royal Cozy"
    Would you listen to Royal Flush again? Why?

    Maybe, but there are several more books in this series that i can listen to before wanting to listen to this particular one again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was an easy listen and one easy to stop for awhile and come back to later to finish. It had a very exciting ending although the culprit had been pretty well deduced prior to the climax. As far as I can tell Lady G. escaped with her virginity intact.


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    Lady Georgianna the main Character was my favorite. Ms. Kellgren did an excellent job of making her a very likeable Royal while making others seem a bit too stuck up.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, there are few, very few audible books that I want to listen to in one sitting. I did this particular book in 3 sittings or drivings would be a better description.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to listening to other adventures of the fair Lady Georgianna, 34th(?) in the line to the throne and broke.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    claire 12-26-11
    claire 12-26-11
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    "love this series"
    What did you love best about Royal Flush?

    I love this narrator, she's my favorite in audible. This series is my new addiction .


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the glimpse into the life of nobility at this point in time and the comedy of manners and etiquette for someone of Georgie's class


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    Darcy O'Mara


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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