Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932.So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg She s gate crashed a wedding She s making money by secretly cleaning houses And she s been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.EveGeorgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932.So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg She s gate crashed a wedding She s making money by secretly cleaning houses And she s been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.Everything seems to be going swimmingly until she finds a body in her bathtub and someone is definitely trying to kill her.Length 8 hrs and 9 mins
Her Royal Spyness Georgie aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie cousin of King George V of England is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in So far she has managed
Let s say one of your friends sets you up on a blind date with a guy you know nothing about You go to the restaurant to meet him, and you re filled with trepidation because the whole experiment could go either way You ve heard really good things about him from your friend, but for all you know, she could just be biased, or your tastes may not match You get to the restaurant, you find your blind date, and he s not bad to look at In fact, he s quite appealing You chat casually over cocktails and s [...]
I am not a total cosy fan but this book starts the series with a very clever premise Set in the 1930s in the UK, Georgie is 34th in line to the throne She actually has afternoon teas with the Queen in Buckingham Palace which is just wonderful There is not a lot of spying going on in this book despite the title The Queen does send Georgie to a weekend house party to spy on her son and Wallis Simpson, but that part is very small Most of the book revolves around a dead body in a bath and repeated a [...]
Review written January 1, 20164.2 Stars Fun, fun, fun Yes, amusing fun and a surprising good mystery I m on for I ve been listening to the 8 hrs audiobook very well narrated by Katherine Kellgren Her Royal Spyness is the first serial part of 10 so far in the mostly happy reviewed Her Royal Spyness series labeled in the cozy mystery genre A great start to a new audiobook year Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie Rannoch, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and tryi [...]
Oh good, a new shelf Vaginal Mystery Bored of the corsets, there are only so many virgins to read about who get pregnant in the Epilogue, you know This is the start of a new fetish Lady mysteries I ve listed a few before, Deanna Raybourn being my fave, so I downloaded the firsts to a few other series.This one I really enjoyed although it was very fluffy It was mainly the main character that made it engaging, Georgie is 34th in line to the throne, so it was an interesting new angle, her being poo [...]
Book 3 of my recent audiobook listening binge I ve owned this in Audible for a while now.I m not sure what my experience reading the print of this would be, but in audio, it is great fun The narrator, Katherine Kellgren, does a fabulous job with voices for different characters, which elevates the whole thing The basic story is that Georgie, 34th in line to the throne of England, is trying to make a living after being cut off by her brother Along the way a dead body shows up in her bathtub and sh [...]
a light read mystery was way too easy i guessed it right away at the first hint london in 1932 i liked that i got to read about royals Georgina s character was smart, easygoing and fun to read I really liked the author s writing style i was hoping for a laugh out loud read though it was highly entertaining with amusing lines i didn t find it that funny.
This is the first novel in a series set in the Britain of the 1930s featuring Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, aka Georgie Thirty fourth in line for the British throne and daughter of a Scottish Duke and an English actress, she has failed to find a suitable husband during her coming out season and is bored of lingering like an unwanted guest in the family estate, cold and draughty Castle Rannoch in the wilds of Scotland Her brother the current Duke of Glen Garry and Rannoch known as Bi [...]
An excellent read It was a fun story and I liked the descriptions of things from that time period I felt like I was there in 1930s London The characters were likeable too, especially Georgie A very resourceful girl with nine lives This story reminded me of Agatha Christie s Tommy and Tuppence stories, even though those take place a decade earlier than this one.I am looking forward to starting the next in the series This is a wonderful escape read and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Trying to write this review without using the clich words cute and cozy is so hard, because it was It s cozy in the way only the British royal family can be Picture the lovely Helen Mirren sitting in a clearing at Balmoral, and that prancing deer the epitome of visceral restraint That s this book At its center, penniless Lady Georgiana, 34th in line to the throne, is looking to strike out on her own, and earn a living an unheard of endeavor for someone with royal blood in the 1930s Why can t she [...]
Cute book I figured out who did it pretty early It s kind of funny how they had so many cans of beans left at the London home Also wouldn t the Queen know that she needs a little cash to survive 3 1 2 out of 5 stars.
Lady Georgiana is thirty fourth in line to the English throne, but the distinction of being a royal, albeit a minor one, hasn t kept money woes at bay during the Depression However, since royals no matter how minor aren t supposed to get common jobs, Georgiana s only option, according to the Queen, is marriage to the highly repulsive Prince Siegfried Georgiana resolves to support herself, even if she has to do it clandestinely And so she decides to work as a maid horrors When a blackmailing Fren [...]
I could not put this book down Her Royal Spyness is the first book in Rhys Bowen s Royal Spyness series and I definitely plan to continue reading the series.Even though I m a big fan of Bowen s other two mystery series, Evan Evans and Molly Murphy, I hesitated to read this one since I m not a big fan of books featuring aristocrats Selah convinced me to give the first book a try when she set me straight about Georgie s heritage Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie s royal heritage is from he [...]
In an industry absolutely saturated with generic career related cozy mysteries, Her Royal Spyness is a wonderful breath of fresh air The lovely purple cover and interesting title caught my eye while I was at the library, and I picked it up hoping to be entertained And entertained I was From the fascinating historical settings and whimsical humour to the cast of characters, this first installment of Rhys Bowen s new Royal Spyness series delivered a great deal of fun.Lady Georgiana Rannoch of the [...]
While there are laugh out loud moments mostly early in the book , there are enough detractions that I can t really recommend the book The heroine is a delight but the mystery is a bit thin so it s good it didn t really start until about halfway through the book and some of the character actions are a little too driven by story purposes and authorial manipulation rather than flowing out of character for my taste Still, it was entertaining enough that I stayed up late to finish it.
Her Royal Spyness4 StarsLady Victoria Georgina Charlotte Eugenie is 34th in line to the British throne Unfortunately, she is also penniless and about to be married off to a pompous Romanian prince To avoid this dreaded future, Georgie escapes to London where things go from bad to worse after she discovers the body of an arrogant Frenchman in her bathtub, and her brother, the Duke, is arrested for murder Will Georgie be able to discover the real killer before it is too late A light hearted, charm [...]
So very silly, so cliched, so predictable, and so very, very enjoyable.The perfect diversion while knitting a last minute Christmas present I only get the urge to knit presents at the last possible minute, so lightweight listening has been a wonderful discovery to ease the self inflicted pain.Don t let the three star rating fool you I did like this, but it is formulaic, so it s hard to say it s amazing It s pleasant and I for one, have room in my life for pleasant reads Let s just say it takes t [...]
Oh, dear Another female 1930s light crime novel Badly written by another English authoress living in the USA On a bandwagon.Some fun, a not bad, if obvious, denouement.If you want to read it, skim read it quickly and it will be fairly enjoyable.Badly paced, weak stereotypical characters, full of anachronistic words and phrases, and behaviours London 1932 Narrator Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the throne, is flat broke She bolted from Scotland and engagement to Fishf [...]
Very cute story It took a while to get started, and I can see why Bowen had a lot of things to establish so she could bring them up later, when the actual mystery began I liked the characters, the mystery was a little light weight, and I might read some of the others in the series, but in general there wasn t much to this book.
A Very Light read, a fish out of water murder mystery set in 1930 s England This was an ok, sometimes humorous story that went exactly where it appeared to be going but made up for formula with a bit of jauntiness.A decent airplane read, quickly gotten through and mostly forgettable.
I ve read all five books in the Royal Spyness series The first book had me debating as to whether or not I should continue on with the series There was a 3 for 2 sale on Audible so a decision was necessary The second book must have hooked me because I went right on through the fifth and was left wanting .This is light, fluffy, and sometimes silly reading but the characters, including the annoying ones they are meant to be annoying are entertaining and likable Also, most important to me, the solu [...]
I was sold on these books by the name alone And it s that kind of humor that just really makes this book One of those little things that I always enjoy is a good little cozy mystery and this is the definition of a cozy Georgie is a terrific character She s fun, hilarious and caring Plus, she thinks pretty quickly on her toes Rhys Bowen created terrific side characters in Belinda, Georgie s non royal grandfather, her mother, and some insignificant little Irishman named Darcy The series is also se [...]
This cozy mystery reminded me of Maisie Dobbs only a little light hearted and fun Katherine Kellgren s narration is excellent
Typically I m not crazy abut historical mysteries because I find them harder to read, however this was a really good mystery that I enjoyed.I really enjoyed the setting and the entire premise of the book, the fact that Georgie was 34th in line to the throne, but absolutely penniless really appealed to me I also loved the fact Georgie only had to drop her name and she could get away with things, though in some books that would make the character seem arrogant, the author does a nice job keeping G [...]
Her Royal Spyness was a letdown for me It starts out promisingly enough but then it quickly loses steam It s chick lit and less the historical mystery that I signed up for In the end, it just wasn t my cup of tea.Rhys Bowen s opener in the Her Royal Spyness mysteries is narrated by Lady Georgie, thirty fourth in line for the British throne It s 1932 and Georgie lives in a drafty Scottish castle with her brother the Duke s family Now that she s twenty one, she has been cut off from her allowance [...]
The word romp was invented for books like this one In the midst of deadly serious efforts to preserve her independence, her brother s life, and her own, the 42nd in the line of descent to the British throne discovers what all the fuss is about sex and learns to clean, dust, and run her own business Her sister in law may not recognize her merits, but it seems the Queen does, because she s assigned to find out the truth of the Prince of Wales infatuation with Mrs Simpson, a subplot that s clearly [...]
3.5 starsIt s 1932 Georgiana Georgie is 34th in line to the British throne, but she and her brother, a duke, are broke Georgie decides not to wait for someone to choose a husband for her and she sets out from Scotland to London and moves into her family castle all by herself, including no servants She must learn to do many things herself, like starting a fire, cooking, etc When her brother comes to visit, a man claiming to have won the deed to their castle from their now dead father shows up Not [...]
I truly thought I was going to be a fan of Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the throne The tone started out fun, and funny The moan of the wind through the vast chimneys, coupled with the tartan wallpaper in the loo, had the effect of producing almost instant depression or even insanity dances, parties, and other sporting events Unfortunately, I ended up disliking Lady VGCE rather a lot, and not being too fond of Rhys Bowen s writing, either.He evidenced in this book a [...]
A light, entertaining read Very light on the mystery A fluff read, for sure.Georgina is a fun character and, although described as bright, wasn t really There is a lot of class comments such as how hard it is to light a fire in the grate, or to dress without help, or to apply makeup without the help of a servant Servants or the lack thereof are mentioned a lot.Generally, a cozy, fluffy read Fun but no substance It fit a good time for me and I enjoyed it but can see that at another time this woul [...]
I did enjoy this book Not as much as I d hoped, but it was fun, light, and an amusing read.Set in London in the 1930s our protagonist, Georgie, decides to declare her independence and travel from Scotland where she lives with her half brother and sister in law to London As a distant relative of royalty, Georgie has a title to her name however, that title is not accompanied by any funds, so, she must do her best to learn how to live on her own without a maid and discover a way to earn a living fo [...]
One of those books that could have been so much than it was The plot follows Georgie, 34th in line for the throne, daughter of a Duke and great granddaughter of Queen Victoria She is also penniless and determined to make something with her life However, that proves easily said than done in the depression era 1930s And that is all before a dead man shows up in her bathtubThis was a hard book to get through Though I understand the author wanted to create some background for Georgie, it took a 10 [...]