Her Royal Spyness
Her ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch. And she is flat broke. As the thirty-fourth in line for the throne, she has been taught only a few things, among them, the perfect curtsy. But when her brother cuts off her... show more
Her ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch. And she is flat broke. As the thirty-fourth in line for the throne, she has been taught only a few things, among them, the perfect curtsy.
But when her brother cuts off her allowance, she leaves Scotland, and her fiance Fish-Face, for London, where she has:
a) worked behind a cosmetics counter -- and gotten sacked after five hours
b) started to fall for a quite unsuitable minor royal
c) made some money housekeeping (incognita, of course), and
d) been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son.
Then an arrogant Frenchman, who wants her family's 800-year-old estate for himself, winds up dead in her bathtub. Now her most important job is to clear her very long family name.
Publish date: 2008-07-01
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Her Royal Spyness Mysteries (#1)
Strong start to an original and fun mystery series with a young, penniless daughter of a Duke as the reluctant sleuth. I started this series at book six, "The Twelve Clues Of Christmas" which was such a splendid Christmas Cozy Mystery that I decided to go back to the beginning and read all the ...
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen follows the tale of Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie - otherwise known as Georgie - as she moves, or rather is kicked out, from her home in Scotland. Georgie is the half-sister of a Duke and 34th in line to the throne, but even though she's royalty, she's dir...
For this episode of Masterpiece Mystery, I made sure I made a pot of tea with some biscuits. I happen to like this time in history. Stuff was going down in Europe, people were choosing love over country and leaving the throne, Colin Firth was learning how not to speak with a stutter, etc.What really...
I had fun reading Her Royal Spyness. Minor royals struggling financially, working at department store cosmetics counters to make ends meet, and crashing wedding receptions to eat a decent meal every once in awhile--Bowen makes these ideas work, and they make for humorous situations. I also enjoyed m...
I was already a fan of Rhys Bowen because of the other two series she writes but now I'm a fan because of this one too! I'd call this an updated version of a British cozy. It's fun, it's light, it's easy to read and the characters are very likeable. The heroine is a minor British royal who's incr...