Bowen’s Queen of Hearts has lead character
Lady Georgiana Rannoch heading to America. Georgiana is mooching
off royalty but she’s seriously bored. Lucky for her
mummy comes to the rescue. Mummy wants a divorce because Max
(the German, as they call him) wants to marry her, so off
they go to Nevada. Max pays for their passage across the Atlantic.
He also buys Georgiana a new wardrobe. The voyage on the Berengaria
is complete with parties, rich people, gorgeous clothes, jewelry,
a klutz, a secret agent, and a thief -- a fun time is to be
had by all on this popular luxury liner. After Reno Nevada,
Mummy, Georgiana, Darcy as well as others picked up along
the way head to Hollywood — and murder. The Royals discover
they’re popular in Hollywood no matter how far down
the lineage they are or how long ago their relatives died.
Mummy tries her hand at movies, and Georgiana’s maid,
Queenie discovers equality. They’re all involved in
solving a murder and hope this is one adventure they’ll
Spyness series is filled with likable characters. Georgiana’s
innocence is balanced by Mummy’s self-indulgence. Darcy’s
charm and decency surpasses the most charismatic in Hollywood.
And Queenie seems to be ahead of her time. Queen of Hearts
is a fun, engaging read for anyone who enjoys light-hearted,
historical mysteries. I enjoyed it immensely.
Reviews of other titles in this series
Her Royal Spyness #1 [review]
A Royal Pain #2 [review]
The Twelve Clues of Christmas #6 [review]
Heirs and Graces #7 [review]
Queen of Hearts #8 [review
Malice in the Palace #9 [review]
Crowned and Dangerous #10 [review