Royal Spyness
Books in series9
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(4.3 based on 18006 ratings)
  • 1

    Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4790)
    Performance
    (4112)
    Story
    (4088)

    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.

    Alice says: "Happy addition to a difficult genre"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (2533)
    Performance
    (2199)
    Story
    (2182)

    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.

    Coffee Lover says: "More Royal Fun!"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2290)
    Performance
    (1997)
    Story
    (1965)

    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.

    A says: "Cute series"
    Cute series

    The description of this book is just so misleading. Her Royal Spyness is a fun series of light mystery stories that take place in late 1930's England...Show More »

    Reviewed on December 16 2011 by A (Worcester, MA, United States)
  • 4

    Royal Blood: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1895)
    Performance
    (1646)
    Story
    (1624)

    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.

    BJG says: "A little predictable"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1971)
    Performance
    (1735)
    Story
    (1706)

    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?

    Lindsay says: "Lots of good fun"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2003)
    Performance
    (1776)
    Story
    (1768)

    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.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "It was a great Christmas Who-Done-It!"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1483)
    Performance
    (1331)
    Story
    (1322)

    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….

    Nancy says: "Enjoyable light murder mystery"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (719)
    Performance
    (662)
    Story
    (664)

    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...

    Calliope says: "Good but not her best"
    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)
  • 8.5

    FREE Masked Ball at Broxley Manor

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (298)

    A delectable prequel to the national bestselling Royal Spyness mysteries featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch—thirty forth in line to the throne, and England’s poorest heiress. 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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Strident narration, shallow story"
    Strident narration, shallow story

    This is THE story of the first encounter with the mysterious, unavailable male romantic lead, and it is too tedious. Author should have reserved it fo..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 05 2014 by Amazon Customer (benson, AZ, United States)