Her Royal Spyness (A Royal Spyness Mystery)

By Rhys Bowen

INTRODUCING ?A FEISTY NEW HEROINE? (JACQUELINE WINSPEAR) who?s thirty-fourth in line for the throne?and flat broke.

From the Agatha Award-winning writer of the Molly Murphy and Constable Evan Evans mysteries!

woman Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, thirty fourth in line for the throne, is flat broke. She?s bolted Scotland, her grasping brother, and her fish-faced betrothed for London. where the place she?ll adventure freedom, research lifestyles classes aplenty, do a bit spying for HRH?oh, and discover a lifeless Frenchman in her bath. Now her new task is to transparent her lengthy kinfolk identify.

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It should have been someone who had not less than satisfactory wisdom of the workings of Rannoch condominium. a person who knew your brother quite good, I’d say. are you aware which of his associates has visited the home usually? ” “I’m afraid i've got no notion, ma’am. I’ve hardly been in London except my season, and feature rarely stayed at Rannoch condominium because my father died. yet from what i do know of my brother, he doesn’t come to London except he has to. He a lot prefers pottering round his property. ” “As did his grandfather,” the queen stated. “The outdated queen needed to essentially factor a royal command to make him deliver his spouse to courtroom to go to her mom. so that you don’t comprehend which of your brother’s associates is at the moment in London? ” “I’m afraid I don’t even comprehend who his neighbors are. If he meets them it might be at his membership. ” “Perhaps you'll make discreet inquiries at his membership, then. Brooks, isn’t it? ” “Easier acknowledged than performed, ma’am. have you attempted to cajole a gentlemen’s membership to inform you who's at the moment in place of abode? ” “I can’t say I ever needed to, no longer having the wandering type of husband, yet I’m certain my predecessor, Queen Alexandra, needed to achieve this frequently. yet this can be one sector within which the palace may help. i'll ask the king to have his inner most secretary stopover at Brooks on our behalf. i think he’s a member. I not often imagine they'll refuse him the knowledge, and in the event that they do, he can continuously look at the club e-book, can’t he? ” “That’s a most excellent inspiration, ma’am. ” “And meanwhile, preserve watch. The assassin will want to know the way the research goes. He can be having fun with your brother’s present humiliation. they are saying murderers are useless fellows. ” “I’ll do my most sensible, ma’am. ” She nodded. “Well, let’s see what Sir Julian can unearth for us, we could? we should always be aware of whatever by the point you come from Sussex on Monday. ” Sussex? I racked my brains to consider any royal family who lived in that county. Her Majesty frowned. “Don’t inform me you've got forgotten in regards to the small task I gave you—the condo celebration at girl Mountjoy’s. ” “Oh, after all. the home social gathering. The Prince of Wales. rather a lot has occurred some time past few days that it had slipped my brain. ” “But you do nonetheless plan to wait? even with the present unsatisfied situations? ” “If Your Majesty wishes me to, I’ll be at liberty to oblige. ” “Of direction i would like you to, and some days within the state will do you stable, and whisk you clear of the scrutiny of the gutter press. every thing I pay attention approximately this girl is repugnant to me. i have to comprehend the reality, Georgiana, prior to the king and that i try to nip any trace of romance within the bud. ” “I have met her already,” I acknowledged. She got rid of the spectacles and leaned nearer. “You have? ” “Yes, she got here to my friend’s garments layout salon. ” “And? ” “She was once horribly disagreeable. I couldn’t stand her. ” “Ah. simply as i presumed. good, by way of the tip of this residence celebration i'm hoping she’ll have laid out adequate rope to hold herself. Oh, pricey, no longer a great metaphor, given the present scenario.

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