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Malice at the Palace

By: Rhys Bowen
Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
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Publisher's summary

Earphones Award Winner (AudioFile Magazine)

Audie Award Finalist, Mystery, 2016

From the New York Times best-selling author of Queen of Hearts comes another mystery for "fans of P. G. Wodehouse looking for laughs mingled with some amateur sleuthing" (Publishers Weekly).

Lady Georgiana Rannoch won't deny that being 35th in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately money isn't one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing.

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. Perhaps that last bit isn't so simple. George is known for his many affairs with women as well as men - including the great songwriter Noel Coward. But things truly get complicated when I search the palace for a supposed ghost only to encounter an actual dead person: a society beauty said to have been one of Prince George's mistresses. Nothing spoils a royal wedding more than murder, and the queen wants the whole matter hushed. But as the investigation unfolds - and Darcy, as always, turns up in the most unlikely of places - the investigation brings us precariously close to the prince himself.

©2015 Janet Quin-Harkin (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Both historical and fictional characters are brought to life through Kellgren's effusive reading of sparkling dialogue and humorous scenes. The escapades within the halls of Kensington Palace, and other royal residences and gambling establishments, as described by the lively Georgie are splendidly enhanced in this audio." ( AudioFile)

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