Malice at the Palace
Lady Georgiana Rannoch won’t deny that being thirty-fifth in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately, money isn’t one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing. While my beau Darcy is off on a mysterious mission, I am... show more
Lady Georgiana Rannoch won’t deny that being thirty-fifth in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately, money isn’t one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing.
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. Perhaps that last bit isn’t so simple.
George is known for his many affairs with women as well as men—including the great songwriter Noel Coward. But things truly get complicated when I search the Palace for a supposed ghost only to encounter an actual dead person: a society beauty said to have been one of Prince George’s mistresses.
Nothing spoils a royal wedding more than murder, and the Queen wants the whole matter hushed. But as the investigation unfolds—and Darcy, as always, turns up in the most unlikely of places—the investigation brings us precariously close to the prince himself.
Publish date: 2015-08-04
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Her Royal Spyness Mysteries (#9)
It's Rhys Bowen need I say more? Everything she writes is great! I'm very happy with the turn of events at the end. If you're a fan of the series you don't want to miss this one. : )
This is the 9th book of 'A Royal Spyness Mystery' series. Lady Georgiana Rannoch is thirty-fifth in line for the British throne unfortunately money doesn't come with the royalty or a place to live. Luckily the Queen "asked" Georgie to be a companion to Princess Marina of Greece who is to wed Georg...
Lady Georgiana has been asked by her cousin, the Queen, to move into Kensington Palace for a few months to be a companion to the future bride of the Queen's youngest, a deposed Grecian princess. George sowed his oats without discrimination before agreeing to marry, so half of Lady Georgiana's job i...
It’s always a pleasure spending a few days with Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, one of Queen Victoria's many great-grandchildren and currently (that is in 1934) thirty-somethingth in line to the throne. Georgie is expected to act Royal, but she doesn’t exactly have the funds...
While MALICE AT THE PALACE is the eighth book in this series, it is my second. All I can say is wow. Author Rhys Bowen once again has written a delightful story from the view point of lead character Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line for the British throne. In this installment, Georgiana...