Malice at the Palace

Malice at the Palace

eBook - 2015
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Lady Georgiana Rannoch won't deny that being thirty-fifth 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.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, [2015]
Characteristics: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780698183766 electronic bk
0698183762 electronic bk
9780425260388
0425260380
Call Number: OVERDRIVE

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Jersey_Girl
Feb 01, 2020

I hadn't read this one of the "Her Royal Spyness" books so I finally reserved it and read it. I really enjoyed it! Finding who had murdered the victim took some real detective work from Lady Georgiana. The (sort of) maid Queenie was in great form....meaning she was hilarious! King George V and Queen Mary up to their usual selves too. And yes, David (aka The Prince of Wales) made a couple of appearances with Wallis Simpson always attached to him.
The Lady Georgiana books are not to be taken seriously....just get a cup of tea, a "digestive biscuit", settle down in a comfy chair and enjoy :>)

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hadlock
Sep 16, 2019

Georgie is back from the United States after helping her mother get a divorce. With no money, she is grateful to be staying at Belinda’s mews home—which is cut short when Belinda unexpectedly returns. Enthusiastically welcomed by her brother, niece and nephew and beyond grudgingly by her sister-in-law at the family home in London, she gets summoned by the queen, who wants her to help Prince George’s fiancé prepare for their wedding. She is to live at Kensington Palace and gets the hapless Queenie back as her maid. Just barely settled in, Georgie discovers a body in the courtyard, a party girl connected with the bridegroom, so all investigations must be careful and secret. And where is Darcy, whose dressing gown is in the dead girl’s flat?

This story is definitely based on history, and I enjoyed looking up the actual George and Marina after I read the book.

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dianna101649
Aug 10, 2019

Good read!

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dhuli
Dec 10, 2018

Not the best or the most humorous in this series and runs very much to formula, however the Kensington Palace setting was interesting. I found the number of typos and errors (which should have been picked up by any competent editor) irritating; as, for example, at the end of chapter 10 when Georgie writes "Queenie finished undressing me and I climbed into bed" and a couple sentences later she says, "There was nothing else to do but go up to my room and get undressed." The ending was enough to make me want to check out the next in the series, though I hope for an all round better effort.

JessicaGma Dec 14, 2017

Another instalment in the Royal Spyness series - at this point, you know what you are getting. Georgie remains an excellent amateur detective and manages to escort Princess Marina about while navigating her usual brush with lack of funds and a crazy cast of characters. I enjoy this series quite a lot!

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maipenrai
Nov 16, 2016

The ninth book in the Royal Spyness series

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Shelley51
Jan 13, 2016

I didn't finish this book. Why, because it started out with the same problems-Darcy is gone, limited funds, and she is more or less homeless. Same as always. After awhile it is boring.

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sherrilyns
Oct 05, 2015

Enjoyable light reading

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chromybaby33
Sep 02, 2015

This is the best in this series.

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edunai
Aug 18, 2015

Every one of the Royal Spyness books has been an immensely enjoyable read as each one has unique characters injected into the highly successful formula.
Read them all; wish there were more.

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