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Publisher Description

In the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Crowned and Dangerous, Lady Georgiana Rannoch juggles secret missions from the Queen, Darcy, and her mother. But it’s all in a day’s work when you’re thirty-fifth in line to the British Crown. 

When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way—my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.  

What luck! A chance to see Belinda and please the queen as I seek her permission to relinquish my claim to the throne so I can marry Darcy. Only that’s as far as my good fortune takes me. I soon discover that Mummy is attending the villa party and she has her own secret task for me. Then, Darcy shows up and tells me that the fate of a world on the brink of war could very well depend on what I overhear at dinner! I shouldn’t be all that surprised when one of my fellow guests is murdered and my Italian holiday becomes a nightmare...

Mysteries & Thrillers
August 1
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

JRTerrier17 ,

Good summer read

This is a fun, light and relaxing mystery, just the thing for summertime. This series is a favorite of mine and this book was nicely plotted and paced.

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On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

What a fun read! Love this series!!!

"Prosperous" ,

Another Terrific Read from Rhys!

I will start off by saying that I figured out early on who did it. However...and that is a big however....I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. While i knew "who", I did not quite know "why" and certainly did not know "how." I had a good time tagging along with Georgie as the clues were laid out. Also, the characters are well written and charming (and sometimes despicable...which is to be expected). There is a nice balance of mystery and romance in this installment, and while I want to slap Darcy at times....his attitudes are true to his time period and station in life. The character of Georgie is maturing nicely. She is still prone to "golly" but her adventures have made her more empathetic, not jaded, which keeps me interested and smiling. Overall, a great read, and I cannot wait until the next installment!

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