Review of Rhys Bowen’s ON HER MAJESTY’S FRIGHTFULLY SECRET SERVICE Aug11

Review of Rhys Bowen’s ON HER MAJESTY’...

On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service A Royal Spyness Mystery (Book 11) Rhys Bowen August 1st, 2017 Berkley Pub On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen is a delightful read. It combines an old fashioned who done it mystery with social commentary, humor, true 1930s historical content, and fun loving characters. The plot begins with Lady Georgiana (Georgie) Rannoch, 35th in line to the British throne, traveling to London to meet with Queen Mary. During this time period anyone in line for the British throne could not marry a Catholic. This presents a problem since her fiancé, Darcy, is Catholic. The only solution is for...

Review of IN FARLEIGH FIELD & Rhys Bowen Inte...

IN FARLEIGH FIELD Rhys Bowen March 1, 2017 Lake Union Pub IN FARLEIGH FIELD by Rhys Bowen is a fact filled historical mystery. The story takes place during 1941 in the English countryside. Inspired by the events of World War II this is a sweeping and riveting stand-alone novel involving class, family, love, and betrayal. The plot is built around three life long friends: Ben Cresswell, the Vicar’s son, who now serves as a homeland spy; Lady Pamela Sutton, the middle daughter of an aristocratic family who decodes German correspondence at Bletchley; and Jeremy Prescott, an injured RAF fighter pilot. Their carefree youth is contrasted with the...

Rhys Bowen talks abour CROWNED AND DANGEROUS

Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen opens with Lady Georgiana Rannoch and the Honorable Darcy O’ Mara trying to elope in Scotland even though she is thirty-fifth in line for the British crown and he is Catholic. En route he learns that his father is accused of killing a wealthy American who bought the O’Mara estate. To save Georgie from scandal, Darcy ends his engagement to her and returns home to County Kildare, Ireland. Because Georgie and Darcy do have access to the crime scene readers are able to take a believable journey with them as they try to figure out “who done it.” Elise Cooper: You discuss the haves and have not’s. Please...

Rhys Bowen: The TIME OF FOG AND FIRE Interview

  TIME OF FOG AND FIRE by Rhys Bowen is a mystery that blends crime suspense within a very potent historical setting. By using historical events and people in her books the plots become both believable and relatable. In this novel the 1906 San Francisco earthquake almost becomes a secondary character, where it is featured prominently. This book gives a flavor for what it is like to be an Irish American, how corruptness was widespread, the ability to travel across country, and the effect of natural disasters upon the population. Intertwined within that is a crime that must be solved. Elise Cooper: You blend a lot of historical...

MALICE AT THE PALACE BY RHYS BOWEN

MALICE AT THE PALACE Rhys Bowen August 4, 2015 Berkley Prime Crime (hardcover) London, 1934. Lady Georgiana Rannoch is delighted to be tasked with playing hostess to Prince George’s bride-to-be, Princess Marina of Greece—particularly since the gig comes with free room and board. But when one of George’s former flings—a notorious party girl by the name of Bobo Carrington—is found dead outside Kensington Palace, Georgiana starts to wonder just what she signed on for. Did somebody leave Bobo for the Royal Family to find? Is a member of the Royal Family to blame? Lady Rannoch is determined to catch the culprit—and hopefully prevent scandal from...