Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, otherwise known as Georgie, is 34th in line to the throne which basically amounts to not much. She decides to move out of her brother's house and into a small family owned house in London to make her own way. But then she gets caught up into a mystery involving her family and it looks like someone might be trying to kill her.

Her Royal Spyness is a fun beginning to this series that I will be looking forward to reading more of. I'll start by saying that this was such a fun read for me. I didn't even realize I had flew through the first hundred pages as I was just caught up in the story. Georgie has to try to make her own money which means finding a job which is unusual for a women like her. It was fun to read about her exploits throughout the novel and I enjoyed my time with her. The novel is set in the 1930's and it was filled with the atmosphere and details from that time period. I just loved it! This book had a Stephanie Plum-esque feel to it as the main character never knew what she was doing and caused more trouble than anything. All in all, a fun and enjoyable read and I will be looking forward to reading more by this author. It reminded me that I enjoy cozy mysteries once in awhile and was a great beginning to my theme for the Themed Reading Challenge.

My Rating/Recommendations: 4 out of 5; Recommended to anyone who enjoys a good cozy mystery
Challenges: New Author Challenge, Themed Reading Challenge, Support Library Challenge, 100+ Book Challenge, 1st in a Series Challenge, A-Z Challenge ("B" Author), TBR Challenge (Alternate), Winter Reading Challenge

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read...I like this time period - will be adding it to my list!!!

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  2. Kara- This was a good one and probably one that you would enjoy. I found it to be a fun read.

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  3. Oh my gosh! It does sound like a fun series.

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  4. JKaye- It was enjoyable and I'm looking forward to the next one :)

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  5. This does sound fun Sam. I'll have to check it out.

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  6. Dar- If you enjoy cozy mysteries then this will be something that you like. I loved it!

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  7. This is currently on my night stand getting near to being read.

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  8. I hope to get these eventually. They sound like a really fun series!

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  9. great review, and fun cover.
    cozy mysteries are fun.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  10. Kucki68- I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)

    Ladytink- This was a really fun series and you'll have to let me know if you give it a try.

    Naida- I enjoy a good cozy once in awhile also.

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  11. Sounds like a good one. I'll have to add to my lists. :)

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  12. Robin- This was a good read. I've heard this author has another series but I haven't seen it yet.

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  13. I enjoyed this one too Sam. My review is at http://paradise-mysteries.blogspot.com/2009/03/review-her-royal-spyness-rhys-bowen.html
    When you review that Agatha Christie on your list, remember to submit it to http://acrccarnival.blogspot.com/

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  14. Kerrie- I will! Thanks for reminding me and I will stop by your blog and join the Agatha Christie challenge soon :)

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