Crowned and Dangerous

Crowned and Dangerous

A Royal Spyness Mystery

eBook - 2016
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"Nothing is simple when you're thirty-fifth in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side, and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau Darcy O'Mara hope to bypass a few royal rules... With Darcy driving me out of London in a borrowed motor car, I soon discover that he isn't planning to introduce me to the pleasures of sinning in secret--as I had hoped--but to make me his wife! Of course, there are some quibbles to be dealt with, such as my needing special permission from the King to marry a Roman Catholic and the question of where we might live after the honeymoon. Though he will inherit a title, Darcy is as broke as I am. Even his family's Irish castle has been sold to a rich American who now employes Darcy's father as a hired hand. Throwing these cares to the wind, nothing could deter us from our mission--except perhaps the news that my future father-in-law has just been arrested. It seems the rich American was murdered and Darcy's father had more than enough motive to do the deed. With the elopement postponed, we head for Ireland where he insists he's innocent, and it's up to us to prove it--for better or worse"--
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780698410244
0698410246
Branch Call Number: PR6052.O848
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file

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ApollosRaven
Jul 17, 2017

I found this to be one of the most enjoyable titles in the series to date. Bowen's introduction of Darcy's Irish family is long-overdue and filled a big gap in his backstory. All the secondary characters (including the exotic Princess Zou Zou) were very entertaining. The ebullient Lady Georgie remains a delightful narrator as she shows signs of greater maturity... while fans of her Cockney maid Queenie will not be disappointed.

jtdlib May 06, 2017

I like this series better than the Molly Murphy one.

VaughanPLDonnalee Jan 08, 2017

This is the tenth installment in the delightfully frothy Her Royal Spyness mystery series. Lady Georgiana Rannoch is a minor member of the British Royal Family with a penchant for getting embroiled in murders. The 1930's setting is charmingly and convincingly used with real-life characters regularly popping in for cameo appearances. This series is fun, light and bubbly and the tenth book was true to form, with the Irish setting for this one providing a lovely variation. As mysteries, I find these books not very complex, but I love the characters and the setting and I appreciate the fact that these books occasionally make me laugh out loud. If you loved Downton Abbey, you might want to check out this series.

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maipenrai
Dec 08, 2016

(The tenth book in the Royal Spyness series)

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chromybaby33
Aug 22, 2016

I am so glad Georgie did not marry Darcy in the latest adventure. She was being spirited away to a hasty wedding by playboy Darcy when he gets word of his father's involvement in a murder. Darcy leaves Georgie in the middle of nowhere to rush to his father's assistance. She decides to follow him against his wishes. They are soon joined by one of Darcy's rich girlfriends. This installment seems hasty and not thought out like the previous adventures. I hope Georgie does not marry this guy, she will end up with endless childbearing while he goes off in his own private adventures, just like he always has! One good thing is that Queenie is finally starting to find her place in life as a lady's maid. I liked the previous adventures much more.

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HernetheHunter
Aug 18, 2016

This is another tasty slice of the British upper crust, as delightful and mannered as all the books that went before. The ongoing adventures of Georgiana Rannoch and the murders she seems to fall into make for a great read. Keep them coming please Rhys Bowen.

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marthabwaters
Jul 11, 2016

This is the tenth installment in the Royal Spyness mystery series, but apparently I'm not sick of these books yet, because this was one of my favorites of the lot. The whodunnit was satisfying (I also totally thought I had it figured out, and was completely wrong, so points to Bowen for that -- I'm not A+ at guessing culprits, though, so make of that what you will) and there were, as usual, lots of colorful minor characters who made this a thoroughly entertaining read. Most satisfying to me as a reader were continuing developments in Georgie's and Darcy's relationship -- slowly but surely, it feels like Bowen is moving towards something, rather than merely treading water, and I'll be eagerly awaiting the next book to see what happens to Georgie next.

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