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.
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"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)
This installment of the Lady Georgie books takes place mostly in Scotland and the narrator, Katherine Kellgren, does a fabulous job with all the accents. Her characters are distinct and you always know who's talking. The mystery itself was good, although I'm still not entirely sure why the culprit did it. I think I've become a bit addicted to these stories with their interesting view of this time period.
This book, and indeed the entire series, is just plain fun and enjoyment. The books are lighthearted but interesting, with great characters and wonderful plots. The narration is "spot on." The books are just right for a summer listening session or for any time that amusing, light stories are what you crave.
The Royal Spyness Mysteries are light, engaging and addictive! Katherine Kellgren does a nice job at keeping the voices full of personality and the characters believable.
I do consider the audio version better because you hear all the great accents and infections.
This is the first book I've read by Rhys Bowen and I really enjoyed it. The story was entertaining and the narration was wonderful. I found the book by accident on Audible.com and am now going back to find the earlier books in the series.
Defender Of The Week Collector Of The Paycheck. "I Don't Fail I Succeed At Finding Ways That Don't Work!"---(Christopher Titus)
Lady Georgie's Back and in yet another Pickle. Georgie seems to be related to Jessica Fletcher as she can't seem to go anywhere without tripping over a mystery. A series of peculiar accidents have plagued the royal heirs and Georgie after an understandable but hilarious Gaffe is forced back to her home in Scotland where she is to keep an close eye out for anything out of the ordinary. First Strange thing is that Figg is happy to see here and Darcy pops up again. So, begins Book 3. The series still has that fast moving fun the other's have as Georgie's regulars(Gran dad and Belinda) Both make appearances. The narrator starts off a little weak but quickly falls back into normal form as she jumps between character's accents (I just Love Belinda's ). A good listen. Can't wait for book 4.
Yes, this reader is wonderful!
Love them all, but Georgie, Darcy, and Queenie are my favorites.
This series is great, and this reader makes it even better! She is incredibly talented!
Yes entertaining and characters are great
Others in her series or similar to a Rockford Files TV show with women as the stars
She is very good with different voices it is easy to know who is speaking and she adds
inflections of adventure, doom etc.
No - rarely have that much time and do enjoy taking a break and looking forward to coming back
to hear more of the book.
I love - love that there is no obscenity and very light mentions of sex. It is not needed in a
I am a semi-retired psychologist who likes to listen to books, especially mysteries, as I drive in the car.
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.
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