Book Review- Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
By: Rhys Bowen
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Penguin Group/ Berkeley
Publication Date: July 2008
* I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie ( say that three times fast), 34th in line for the throne, is flat broke. She's bolted Scotland, her greedy brother, and her fish-faced betrothed for London. The place where she'll experience freedom, learn life lessons aplenty, do a bit of spying for HRH oh, and find a dead Frenchman in her tub. Now her new job is to clear her long family name.
Even thought the mystery part got off to a slow start I wasn't annoyed because the story was so engaging and the Georgie's personality was so spunky. I enjoyed her interactions with the other characters, I liked the setting of 1930s England, and also how the author weaved in historical characters such as Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. This was the first book I read in the Royal Spyness mysteries but I'm definitely going to check out the others. I'm going to give it:
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