Royal Flush – A Royal Spyness Mystery By Rhys Bowen

I love Rhys Bowen’s books. I will endeavour to get a bunch more on here. She writes fun, fast reads that have wonderful characters. This series features Lady Georgiana, who is 34th in line for the throne of England. She has title but no money and no castle. Always looking for ways to make money, Georgie embarks upon another hair-brained scheme which gets her into way more trouble than she ever expected. Every year she is invited to Balmoral in Scotland for the annual shooting party but this year she finds herself up North weeks earlier than the hunt. Scotland Yard has recruited her to snoop around on a top secret mission to help keep the Prince of Wales safe. Her brother lives in their ancestral home near to Balmoral and he is hosting many individuals including the infamous Wallis Simpson. I do enjoy how Ms. Bowen has entwined real events and people into this book. The Simpsons, obviously, are real as are other side stories about those trying to break the speed record on water as well as the first sightings of the Loch Ness monster. There is a lot going on but not too much to keep track of.

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