Malice at the Palace

Rhys Bowen (Author)
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Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Queen of Hearts comes another mystery for "fans of P. G. Wodehouse looking for laughs mingled with some amateur sleuthing." (Publishers Weekly).

Lady Georgiana Rannoch won't deny that being 35th in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately money isn't one of them. And sometimes, making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing.

While my beau, Darcy, is off on a mysterious mission, I am once again caught between my high birth and empty purse. I am therefore relieved to receive a new assignment from the queen--especially one that includes lodging. The king's youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and I shall be her companion at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace. My duties are simple: help Marina acclimate to English life, show her the best of London, and, above all, dispel any rumors about George's libertine history. Perhaps that last bit isn't so simple. George is known for his many affairs with women as well as men--including the great songwriter Noel Coward. But things truly get complicated when I search the palace for a supposed ghost only to encounter an actual dead person: a society beauty said to have been one of Prince George's mistresses. Nothing spoils a royal wedding more than murder, and the queen wants the whole matter hushed. But as the investigation unfolds--and Darcy, as always, turns up in the most unlikely of places--the investigation brings us precariously close to the prince himself.

Product Details

Price: $7.99  $7.35
Publisher: Berkley Books
Published Date: August 02, 2016
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 4.1 X 1.0 X 6.7 inches | 0.3 pounds
ISBN: 9780425260449

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About the Author

Rhys Bowen, a New York Times bestselling author, has been nominated for every major award in mystery writing, including the Edgar(R), and has won many, including both the Agatha and Anthony awards. She is the author of the Royal Spyness Mysteries, set in 1930s London, the Molly Murphy Mysteries, set in turn-of-the-century New York, and the Constable Evans Mysteries, set in Wales. She was born in England and now divides her time between Northern California and Arizona.

Reviews

Praise for the Royal Spyness Mysteries

"Wonderful characters...A delight."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris

"An insightful blend of old-fashioned whodunnit, clever satire and drawing room comedy of errors."--New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear

"Brilliant...This is so much more than a murder mystery. It's part love story, part social commentary, part fun and part downright terrifying. And completely riveting."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny

"The perfect fix between seasons for Downton Abbey addicts."--New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie

"Fans of P.G. Wodehouse looking for laughs mingled with some amateur sleuthing will be quite pleased."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Georgie's high spirits and the author's frothy prose are utterly captivating."--The Denver Post

"A smashing romp."--Booklist (starred review)