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Rhys Bowen: Royal Flush (2009) ****

05/03/12

Rhys Bowen: Royal Flush (2009) ****

Royal Flush
By Rhys Bowen

Book # 3 with Lady Georgiana, minor royalty in 1930s England, in the Royal Spyness series

MBTB review: With the heat of the summer forcing the upper class to dash to their summer homes in the countryside, Georgie’s secret housekeeping business fizzles to naught. As her financial situation steadily declines, she decides to start up an “escort” service not realizing her definition of the word (accompanying people to dinner parties so that they don’t have to eat alone) and her “client’s” definition of the service greatly varies. In an attempt to avoid another royal scandal, Georgie is whisked away to her family home in Scotland only to find that someone is targeting members of the royal family to pursue their own ends.

This one is my favorite by far. The situations Georgie seems to find herself in never ceases to amuse me and once again, the cast of colorful secondary characters propel the plot to its climax. In hindsight, I realize there were enough clues along the way to figure out the perpetrator had I not been enjoying the romp through the Scottish countryside. This was another fun, lighthearted mystery with a bit of romance and dollop of humor.

Here is a list of the series in order of publication date:

Her Royal Spyness (2007)
A Royal Pain (2008)
Royal Flush (2009)
Royal Blood (2010)
Naughty in Nice (2011)

# Related post: MBTB review of Her Royal Spyness # 1

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