Author: Rhys Bowen
Title: Her Royal Spyness
Series: 1st in A Royal Spyness Mystery
Genre: Historical Mystery
Book From: Library
My Rating: 3.5
Date Started: Aug 1, 2009
Date Finished: Aug 4, 2009
I enjoyed this book for the most part.. It kept me reading and entertained.. It was fun to read about London in the 1930s and to read about the Queen of England :) And all of the rules Georgie had to follow to be proper in society.. I found it funny that she had to hide the fact that she cleaned houses to make some money to live on..
Very interesting and plan to read the nest book sometime in the not too far future. :)
Description from the publisher:
The Agatha Award winner debuts a 1930s London mystery series, featuring a penniless twenty-something member of the extended royal family.
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 curtsey. 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