#Review: Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen @rhysbowen #Historical #Fiction #Mystery
***Disclosure: This audio book was purchased at audible.com.***
I just love a mystery book. A really good cozy mystery book, curled up in my favorite chair with a cup of coffee on a rainy afternoon is the best reading time. Well I did not actually read this book I listened to it while working but that does not take away from how much I enjoyed this book.
This book has everything I enjoy reading about, a mystery, historical setting, and the royal family. What could be better? Oh yeah add in a broke heiress and it makes the story that much better.
As several reviewers have stated this is a ‘Delightful little mystery’ in a difficult genre to break into. A worthwhile book to any who enjoy the cozy mystery genre.
I do not know what which character I enjoyed more Lady Georgie, Darcy or Belinda. All three are well rounded characters that add more to the story. Darcy is an impoverished Irish peer but he is in the same boat as Lady Georgie, he is as poor as a church mouse. Then Belinda is just as poor but trying to get her designer clothing line off to a start. Belinda is a bit much on the wild side. She is always straining the bounds of what is right and loves to push those boundaries. However she is a faithful friend to Georgie.
Out of everyone my favorite character was Lady Georgie’s granddad. I can picture him with his cocky attitude and accent. Never letting anyone or anything stand in his way in helping his granddaughter.
I loved the narrator in this book. She really brought the characters to life for me. She provided the perfect tone for each character and situation.
The bunnies and I highly recommend this book in audio for all who enjoy a cozy mystery.
The bunnies and I give this book carrots.
INTRODUCING “A FEISTY NEW HEROINE” (JACQUELINE WINSPEAR) who’s thirty-fourth in line for the throne—and flat broke.
From the Agatha Award-winning author of the Molly Murphy and Constable Evan Evans mysteries!
Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 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.