Summary

The Royal Spyness series continues with an all-new mystery of "the British monarchy...a wedding in Transylvania...[and] wonderful characters." (#1 New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris).
Penniless and 34th in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned. Now it's up to Georgie to save the nuptial festivities before the couple's vows become: to love and to cherish, till undeath do them part.
©2010 Janet Quin-Harkin (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Christine on 23-08-14

A British Janet Evanovich

The strength of these books are the humourous characters. Much in the line of Janet Evanovich the actually mystery is second to the funny carryings on of Georgie and her various relatives and "staff". If you were to read a synopsis of this particular book without knowing the others you would think it ridiculous, but Rhys Bowen is very good at making the ridiculous fully believable, and utterly entertaining!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marcia on 26-10-15

excellent

I really enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to the next installment. excellent, fabulous great read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dylan on 19-05-16

Good Adventurous Fun

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

For some reason all Royal Spyness books are a good laugh. At times they can feel a little repetitive with some elements but each story is full of detail and fun. One can pick up almost any book in the series and just enjoy!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not the edge of my seat, but it was fun! And the climax of the book keeps you greatly entertained!

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

Queenie!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I could then YES!

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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By AudioAddict on 09-12-14

Royal fun in Transylvania

STORY (mystery) - I usually find humorous mysteries stupid and totally lacking any entertainment value, but I love this series and this book. The main character, Georgiana, who is a distant relative of the English Queen, travels to a castle in Transylvania to be a bridesmaid for a dear friend. She takes with her Queenie, her bumbling Cockney maid. When she arrives at the castle, she finds that her promiscuous best friend, Belinda, has finagled her way onto the guest list, as has Georgiana's mysterious romantic interest, Darcy O'Mara.

Things become creepy as the characters get near the castle. They hear wolves howl, and peasant villagers stare at their coach and cross themselves. Upon arrival at the castle, they meet Count Dragomere, a mysterious Romanian servant. Georgie thinks she sees someone wearing a black cape climbing up the castle wall late at night, and she is later visited by a dark stranger standing over her bed. She doesn't believe in vampires, but the hints are hard to ignore. Then there's a murder and a suspicious death. I won't give anything away, but Georgie and company set out to solve the mystery, and there's lots of royal fun along the way.

PERFORMANCE - Katherine Kellgren must be heard to be believed. She's my favorite female narrator, hands down. She gives the pompous royal characters a humorous twist and performs great foreign accents. The voice of promiscuous Belinda is a hoot, as well as her portrayal of the Cockney maid Queenie. Listen!

OVERALL - This is Book 4 of the series and the mystery in each book stands alone, though there is character development that runs throughout the series. It is light and humorous, even though there's a murder and some mild promiscuity. I would recommend this book for girls/women high school age and above. You'll thoroughly enjoy it!

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