Malice at the Palace : Royal Spyness

  • by Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
  • Series: Royal Spyness
  • 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Mystery, 2016
From the New York Times best-selling 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.


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Customer Reviews

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Interesting book, really enjoyed the characters

What made the experience of listening to Malice at the Palace the most enjoyable?

The narrator as usual was brilliant, able to use her voice to make different characters sound unique.

What did you like best about this story?

Interesting plot and story, lots of emotion which was written in a way that you could relate to. I always enjoy the detail that Rhys goes into when describing the different palaces and houses that Georgie goes to, you can really feel you are there.

Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favourite?

I always enjoy the characters of Georgiana and Darcy, Fig is very amusing, but Princess Marina was an interesting new character in this particular book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Georgie was being told about the dressing gown - I won't say any more for those who have not yet listened to the book.

Any additional comments?

Will there be more books in this series?... I hope so!

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios