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Publisher's Summary

The national best-selling author of Royal Blood whisks her heroine away to the French Riviera for fun-and danger.

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?

Listen to more Royal Spyness mysteries.
©2011 Janet Quin-Harkin (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Katherine Kellgren's performance encompasses an astonishing range of personalities while remaining true to her impoverished sleuth's impeccable enunciation…Kellgren, undaunted by the burgeoning cast of characters, supplies plenty of distinctive accents and jaunty tones. The delighted listener wants the story to go on and on.” (Audiofile)
"Fans of Peter Lovesey''s hilarious books transforming the future Edward VII into an unlikely sleuth will relish Bowen''s whimsical fifth Royal Spyness mystery starring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 34th in line to the British thrown (after 2010''s Royal Blood). Bowen successfully melds a whodunit with comedy as few contemporary writers can." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
"The best part of this delicious series is the cast of characters (well known and otherwise), led, of course, by the level-headed and stiff- upper-lipped Georgiana, who tackles whatever is in front of her, be it murder or romance, with uncommon relish. A royal romp." (Booklist)

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Lighthearted Listen

I have had a stressful week and was looking for something fun and lighthearted to listen to. Naughty in Nice fit the bill perfectly. Katherine Kellgren is wonderful narrator, solid british accent without sounding campy. The story has some nice twists without becoming convuluded. If you are looking for a lighthearted, fun mystery, I strongly recommend that you give this book a chance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Nice Is nice

This is definitely one of my favorites in the series. It's always fun to see what kind of predicaments Georgie manages to get herself into.

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Great listening

Where does Naughty in Nice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Loved the whole series. Just finishing the last book. I would enjoy others written by Bowen and narrated by Kellgren. I hope to find some. Loved the period of the '30's, the fictional perspective of Queen Mary and other Royals. Fiction or truth, I liked them all.

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  • Laura
  • Enderlin, ND, United States
  • 10-18-12

Love this book

Would you listen to Naughty in Nice again? Why?

Yes, this was an enjoy listen, I usually figure out mysteries out but this one did keep me guessing for quite sometime. I loved the use of all the famous people as characters in the book

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

to a point it's no Vince Flynn but for a light listen yes it does.

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

I normally do not enjoy female readers, but I did enjoy her preformances. She is very good at all the accents which makes it nice to keep track of the characters. She does give each character their own voice a book I recently listened to was very hard to keep track of everyone because everyone sounded the same. This was a true preformance not just a reading of the book.

Any additional comments?

I have listened to the entire series and can't wait until the next one. I have also donated the book the hard cover version of the book to my local library (I live in a town of 800 our library need donations to help with buying books there isn’t a big budget) so that people can also discover this series of books. I plan to donate the entire series in hard cover.

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Funny and Foolish

The Royal Spyness series is like a tray of eclairs. So delicious, so full of flavor and little bursts of surprises. You promise yourself you aren't going to have another, but they are simply irresistible.

This is not serious lit-ra-chure. It is entertainment, and I recommend it highly as such.

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Fun Addition

I really liked this entry into the spyness series. I thought the mystery was well thought out and I didn't guess the entirety of the mystery. I thought the addition of Jean Paul was fun but I did miss Darcy as he really didn't show up much in the story. The new characters were fun and I always like seeing Georgie's mother. I will say these books don't seem to like policeman, they always seem to be dense. Katherine Kellgren gave a stellar performance as the reader of the book. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Christina
  • Stanwood, WA, United States
  • 08-21-12

I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!!!!!

Where does Naughty in Nice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among the best, the characters are truly engaging!

What did you like best about this story?

I love how your are transported to the French Riviera!!!

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

I haven't but will, expert narration!

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What a fun series to listen to!

I have listened to the entire series so far. Lots of fun. Not a lot of suspense. Just good fun stories weaving history with mystery. The narrator is really terrific. Can't wait for the next one.

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Katherine Kellgren and Rhys Bowen are a great mix

What did you love best about Naughty in Nice?

As a novel, I love the wit, the intrigue and the lightheartedness maintained throughout the story. It has substance, mystery and humor wonderfully blended together.

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

Katherine was up to her usual excellence going from one voice and persona to another seamlessly.

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Georgie is losing her appeal

I think this will be the last of the series I listen to (my 4th out of 5). I had high hopes at the beginning because the narrator does such great voices. But over time, Georgie has become tiresome and annoying. The narrator's reading during action scenes has become so overwrought that I almost turned it off. And I am sure why a man like Darcy would keep coming back for a virginal twit that assumes the worst of him at every turn. Bye, bye, Georgie.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful