Dear Fellow Reader,
This is the 12th in the Royal Spyness Mysteries by Rhys Bowen. Since I have read all of them so far, you might get the impression that I like them. And I do.
I will say that these are light-hearted mysteries. The stories are told in first person by the protagonist, Lady Georgiana Rannoch. In this story, Georgiana is getting ready to marry her love, Darcy O’Mara. She is having wedding issues because her relative, the Queen, feels that all the European Royals should be invited to the wedding but Georgiana doesn’t have any money to pay for a wedding – especially one that includes people she doesn’t know or like.
Not only that, but she and Darcy have yet to find a place to live. Darcy has been off working and barely has time to look at suitable places with her. When they do go out, the places they can afford are awful. They keep hoping that the next one will be better.
Just when things are looking bad, Georgianne’s globetrotting godfather, offers them his house, Eynsleigh. Georgianne has wonderful memories of Eynsleigh. Darcy is off on another assignment so Georgianne sets off to Eynsleigh by herself. When she arrives, she finds things very different from the way she remembered it. The house and grounds are not being taken care of the way they should be and there is a whole new staff in the house. The greeting she receives is not warm and she finds that the gas tap has been left on her fireplace the first night. Thank goodness she sleeps with the windows open. Georgianne’s suspicions keep rising the longer she is in the house.
These books are easy fun reads. There is nothing heavy involved at all. I enjoy them. If you are looking for a quick weekend read, these are great books for that. You get some insight into the period between the two world wars and how people lived.
Thanks for reading!