Royal Spyness

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 51,452 ratings

Masked Ball at Broxley Manor Publisher's Summary

A delectable prequel to the national best-selling Royal Spyness mysteries featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch - 34th 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. When the prince, dressed as the devil, rescues her from an embarrassing situation at the ball, Georgie is surprised to find her unwanted suitor to be a dashing, charming man - especially when he pulls her aside and gives her the kiss of a lifetime. But as the time comes for the unmasking, Georgie’s rescuer vanishes and the party is thrown into chaos, making it clear that everything at Broxley Manor is not as it appears…

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  • Book 0.5

    • Masked Ball at Broxley Manor

    • A Royal Spyness Novella
    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, light prequel

    • By CMMV on 01-01-15

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 1

    • Her Royal Spyness

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10,288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9,093

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I’ve Been Charmed

    • By Emily - Audible on 06-11-12

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 2

    • A Royal Pain

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,998
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,460
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,425

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Royal HOOT!

    • By AudioAddict on 03-08-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Royal Flush

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,782
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,741

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a credit

    • By Marie on 02-09-13

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 4

    • Royal Blood

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,878
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,441

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Adventurous Fun

    • By Dylan on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Naughty in Nice

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,815
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,780

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Murder mystery for the delicately nurtured

    • By Marie-Anne on 11-11-11

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • The Twelve Clues of Christmas

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,660
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,184

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It was a great Christmas Who-Done-It!

    • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 11-25-12

    Regular price: $17.96

  • Book 7

    • Heirs and Graces

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,432
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,418

    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….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of My Favourites in the Series

    • By Dylan on 03-14-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Queen of Hearts

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,857
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,845

    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...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So disappointing!

    • By Wendy on 08-24-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 9

    • Malice at the Palace

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,909

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Longtime Fan No More

    • By S. Hunt on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 10

    • Crowned and Dangerous

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,489
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,203

    Nothing is simple when you're 35th in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau, Darcy O'Mara, hope to bypass a few royal rules....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I always adore Lady Georgiana

    • By Dylan on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 11

    • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

    • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,623
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,438

    When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Still good fun!

    • By Dylan on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 12

    • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539

    In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her in the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overall I loved it!

    • By Dylan on 08-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95