Her Royal Spyness (A Royal Spyness Mystery #1)

by Rhys Bowen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 147212068X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingrainbow3wing of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 2/17/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingrainbow3wing from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, February 17, 2017
www.fantastic fiction.com 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.

HER ROYAL SPYNESS (Royal Spyness #1) by RHYS BOWEN (2007) ISBN: 9781472120687 (UK PB) Publisher: Constable

Journal Entry 2 by wingrainbow3wing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, March 02, 2017
An amusement though much more light weight than I was expecting. Despite there being a sense of a different era it didn’t feel rigorously accurate in detail, nor did there seem to be any especially weighty physiological insights to snag my attention. Good fun and I’ll be reading the next in series as I have has it around for a while now. I’ll be avidly chasing other book series before I specifically track down more of these I suspect!

Must add subsequent to reading this I found the next in series A ROYAL PAIN was more diverting and provided the sliver of darkness missing here. Note to self - Add the rest of this series to my wish-list!

Journal Entry 3 by wingrainbow3wing at Joseph Pearce's pub, Elm Row in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, March 02, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (3/2/2017 UTC) at Joseph Pearce's pub, Elm Row in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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My plan to pass this to another BookCrosser has been scuppered as she’s just offered a copy to me – Ah… so off it goes to the MeetUp this evening. So saying must scooooooot!!!
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Journal Entry 4 by Cassandra2020 at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Picked up from Joseph Pearce's and destined for the obcz - thanks!

Journal Entry 5 by Cassandra2020 at The Glencorse Centre in Auchendinny, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (3/8/2017 UTC) at The Glencorse Centre in Auchendinny, Scotland United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 6 by Cassandra2020 at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, May 05, 2017
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Journal Entry 7 by Cassandra2020 at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Originally picked this up solely for my obcz but decided to give it a whirl. So glad I did.....

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen - Good

Needed something light and entertaining after my last read and settled upon this one. Perfect choice.

Set in 1932 Georgiana is 34th in line to the throne, the daughter of a Scottish Duke and an actress. Her brother has inherited the title and she is the unmarried cuckoo in the nest (Castle Rannoch in The Highlands).

Off she sets for the family home in London, sans servants, to see if she can make her way in life....and to avoid being married off to some European Prince or other. Of course, there's a murder, her brother is framed and she sets about solving the mystery to clear his name. Oh and there's a bit of romance in there too.

I worked out the killer/motive early on but that didn't spoil a glorious romp of a book. If I hadn't other things to do, I'd have read it in an afternoon. Such fun. Will search out more of the series (this was the first) for times when I need some literary candy floss!

Journal Entry 8 by Cassandra2020 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (2/18/2018 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Will pass to Bookfrogster as the winner of the next round of the Tea and Mystery Sweepstakes. I think this will be right up her street!

Although this book is registered at www.bookcrossing.com, you don't have to be a member. It's perfectly OK to just take the book and enjoy it. Of course, if you can visit the website and let us know that you've picked it up, that would be even better - you don't even have to join, you can add your comments anonymously - you can also post your review when you've read it, then return it or pass it on to someone else.

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Journal Entry 9 by wingbookfrogsterwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, February 19, 2018
Received as part of the tea and mystery sweeps. Thanks very much for this and the other goodies. :-)

Journal Entry 10 by wingbookfrogsterwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
I hadn't come across this series before and found this a fun read. Just what I'm in the mood for at the moment. I loved the characters and the relationship between Georgie and her brother. I will definitely look for others in this series. Thanks for passing this on to me Cassandra2020!

Journal Entry 11 by wingbookfrogsterwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (3/16/2018 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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And off it goes to the winner of the Royal Flush sweeps. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 12 by wingestelle1806wing at Clonsilla, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Am I the winner of the Royal Flush Sweepstake? We will have to wait and see...

Thanks bookfrogster!

Journal Entry 13 by wingestelle1806wing at Clonsilla, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
This was a rather light read - the story was not very deep and the light-headed main character not so endearing...
Still glad I read it, though, as I would probably have not picked it myself.

Now reserved for the next Royal Flush Sweepstake Winner...

Journal Entry 14 by wingestelle1806wing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Saturday, June 02, 2018

Released 6 mos ago (6/5/2018 UTC) at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom

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Congratulations, enjoy!

Please let us know when you release it again...

Journal Entry 15 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Monday, June 11, 2018
Thank you for sending me this book

Journal Entry 16 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Drake circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, October 01, 2018

Released 2 mos ago (10/1/2018 UTC) at Drake circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom

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