Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 2

Author: Rhys Bowen 
Year: 2008
Publisher: Berkley/Audible
Narrator:  Katherine Kellgren

Goodreads Synopsis:
Another hilarious mystery featuring penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie, a feisty new heroine to delight a legion of Anglophile readers (Jacqueline Winspear). The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which 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. She must draw up plans: clean house to make it look like a palace; have Granddad and her neighbor pretend to be the domestic staff; un-teach Princess Hanni the English she's culled from American gangster movies; cure said Princess of her embarrassing shoplifting habit; and keep an eye on her at parties. Then there's the worrying matter of the body in the bookshop and Hanni's unwitting involvement with the Communist Party. It's enough to drive a girl crazy.

My Take:

I really enjoy listening to these books. The narrator is terrific. The books are light and fun cozy mysteries. They have humor galore but just enough mystery and danger to keep it all interesting. If you're a fan of cozies, I recommend these books. I just wish Rhys Bowen would hurry up with the romance between Georgie and Darcy!


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