Royal Spyness
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  • 0.5
    Masked Ball at Broxley Manor: A Royal Spyness Novella | Rhys Bowen

    Masked Ball at Broxley Manor: A Royal Spyness Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
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    (184)
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    At the end of her first unsuccessful season out in society, Lady Georgiana has all but given up on attracting a suitable man - until she receives an invitation to a masked Halloween ball at Broxley Manor. Georgie is uncertain why she was invited, until she learns that the royal family intends to marry her off to a foreign prince, one reputed to be mad.

    Fun, light prequel

    This is a quick novella set before the events in Her Royal Spyness. You meet a 19 year old Georgie nearing the end of her season. It introduces seve..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 01 2015 by My Available Citrine Rhyme ()
  • 1
    Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (5516)
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    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.

    Happy addition to a difficult genre

    I love a good mystery and am frequently disappointed. This one was very satisfying. The story is set during an interesting time in history, the early ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 16 2010 by Alice (Monte Vista, CO, United States)
  • 2
    A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
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    Story
    (2516)

    The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

    But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.

    More Royal Fun!

    If you haven't sampled this series, do yourself a favor. Start with the first and listen to them all. They are a wonderful mixture of humor, suspens..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 17 2011 by Coffee Lover (Huntsville, AL)
  • 3
    Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2680)
    Performance
    (2339)
    Story
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    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.

    The joy continues!

    The Royal Spyness series is, in my opinion, Rhys Bowen's best effort so far and Royal Flush is definitely a worthy addition to the series. Katherine ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 17 2011 by Coffee Lover (Huntsville, AL)
  • 4
    Royal Blood: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    Royal Blood: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2329)
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    (2033)
    Story
    (2012)

    Penniless and 34th in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned.

    A little predictable

    I love this series and this book is very good but I took one star off because there is some very cliche vampire stuff. Not a huge part of the book but..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 26 2011 by BJG (Ellicott City, MD United States)
  • 5
    Naughty in Nice: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    Naughty in Nice: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (2129)
    Story
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    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?

    Lots of good fun

    This was a great easy read. Lots of fun and well done. The books are easy to figure out but there are always some nice things added in and the charac..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 09 2011 by Lindsay (Middletown, RI, United States)
  • 6
    The Twelve Clues of Christmas: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    The Twelve Clues of Christmas: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2500)
    Performance
    (2210)
    Story
    (2200)

    On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—well, actually, my true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I’m snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

    It was a great Christmas Who-Done-It!

    Read from November 20 to 24, 2012

    Listened for FUN!
    Part of my 25 Christmas Reads for 2012
    Overall Rating: 4.50
    Story Rating: 4...Show More »

    Reviewed on November 25 2012 by Felicia The Geeky Blogger (United States)
  • 7
    Heirs and Graces: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    Heirs and Graces: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1865)
    Performance
    (1676)
    Story
    (1668)

    As 35th in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right - not in His Majesty's back….

    Enjoyable light murder mystery

    I've really enjoyed this series. This installment wasn't my favorite, but it was nice. There was a nice twist at the end.. but, it felt like there ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 07 2013 by Nancy (St Charles, MO, United States)
  • 8
    Queen of Hearts | Rhys Bowen

    Queen of Hearts

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1465)
    Performance
    (1330)
    Story
    (1326)

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal - but now she's off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth or risk starring in an all-too-convincing death scene...

    Good but not her best

    I think this story pushes the envelope a little too far when it ventures to Hollywood.....had most of the story stayed on the ocean liner crossing the..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2014 by Calliope (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • 9

    Malice at the Palace

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    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    While my beau, Darcy, is off on a mysterious mission, I am once again caught between my high birth and empty purse. I am therefore relieved to receive a new assignment from the queen - especially one that includes lodging. The king's youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and I shall be her companion at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace. My duties are simple: help Marina acclimate to English life, show her the best of London, and, above all, dispel any rumors about George's libertine history.

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