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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2009 Janet Quin-Harkin (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Reliable and Fun

I like shelling out the $$ for an enjoyable, feel-good listen when I'm on the road. I don't want to think about it but I want it well-written and well-performed. Delighted, as always.

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  • deanna
  • EMERYVILLE, CA, United States
  • 02-09-13

So much to enjoy...

Where does Royal Flush rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The 1930's, the political landscape, the communists, the class conflict, fashion, royal family...this book is chock full of fun insights and info all whilst reading a great murder mystery.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES! I'm listening to it for the 3rd or 4th time now.

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Scottish Brogue ?

What did you love best about Royal Flush?

Ms Kellgren needs to work on her scottish brogue: all her Celtic characters sound like they come for County Cork. Other than that (which I found irritating), the book moves along very well. Listening to this series is fundamental fun!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Melinda, such a party girl !

How could the performance have been better?

see above

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could listen on one sitting but can't sit that long.

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predictable

Would you consider the audio edition of Royal Flush to be better than the print version?

Audible version is much more lively than reading it yourself. But the printed version is still very enjoyable.

What other book might you compare Royal Flush to and why?

After reading the first in the series, I wanted to read them all. And after the second one, they became predictable, but still enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

If you want a book that has a pleasant resolution, this is one of them. I enjoyed this book and the series so much that I am now becoming involved the author's other series.

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  • rebecca
  • pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • 11-10-12

Another winner of Rhys and Katherine..

Rhys writes an utterly entertaining story with a great blend of humor, history, romance and mystery! I think Katherine Kellgren is one of THE best narrators. Her voice is pleasing to the ear and she has the voice actors ability to take on a dozen different voices and accents. Do start with the first in this series.

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Very Enjoyable Series

I'm still loving this series. They're such fun and cute cozy mysteries. Bowen has done a wonderful job of growing the characters through each book and building on the relationships. Of course, I wish the relationship between Georgie and Darcy would move just wee bit faster :) Kellgren also does an excellent job on the narration.

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A Cheap Novel

I can't say the book is "bad", just pretty poorly written in my opinion. I'm assuming it's part of series because it refers back to things not in this book that apparently a reader should already know.

The main gist of the story makes little sense. Why would someone ask the main character to become involved? And the main character is told not to tell her role to anyone yet she seems to broadcast it to just about everyone.

A bit entertaining but certainly not much literary value.

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  • Pam
  • North Fork, CA, United States
  • 09-25-12

Brittish Fun

What made the experience of listening to Royal Flush the most enjoyable?

Story is brought to life with Brittish accents. Easy to listen & enjoyable. Sometimes the voice gives an annoying voice to a character but overall a fun listen!

Did Katherine Kellgren do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Overall, good job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listen while driving but I have been tempted to sit in the car just to enjoy the voices in the story.

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Fun and Flippant Story

Would you consider the audio edition of Royal Flush to be better than the print version?

Yes probably, as the performances are outstanding, real storytelling at its best.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Royal Flush?

Too many to choose just one. Just knowing there are more installments and continued look inside the mind and liives of one crazy group of characters is really something to look forward to.

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

Yes, "Her Royal Spyness"

Any additional comments?

Light and fun, I listen to these great story tellers while I work or work-out and often find myself smiling at one scene after another.
Helps to lighten even the most dreary chores. As I listen the time slips away.
These are fun stories, very well performed, they make me smile, how much better can a story get?

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Fun

The Royal Spyness series is very fun from start to finish. The situations Georgie gets into are quite fun when you think of what a "Lady" is supposed to be like.