Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5)
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Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #5)

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The national bestselling author of "Royal Blood" whisks her heroine away to the French Riviera for fun-and danger.

Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at-recover the Queen's stolen snuff box.

As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her M

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5/15/11: *gasp* She's writing another one! Will Georgie finally be deflowered by Darcy?!?! I don't know how long I can wait to find out!!! :P

9/22/11: Welp, looks like there's going to be another book in this series. For some reason, I have no doubt that we are to be strung along at least until Georgie and Darcy's relationship is, er... consummated. Of course, this consummation could take the form of marriage even; I don't know! Still, I'm not complaining. This series is one of my few guilty plea...more
This series officially counts as a guilty pleasure. I really look forward to another lighthearted romp through a 1920's/30's style murder and mayhem high-society style with Georgie and Co.

This book whisks us away to Nice in the winter of 1933, at HRH Queen Mary's behest. (I won't say why it'll spoil the plot). We get a right dose of Fig before departing London and a view of the soup-lines and general conditions of the Depression. Seriously Fig needs a good one up the backside - and no her name...more
Judith Starkston
Rhys Bowen’s latest offering in her Royal Spyness series, Naughty in Nice, is pure fun. The French Riviera in 1933, Coco Chanel, Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor lurking on the sidelines, handsome scoundrels and clever thieves, gorgeous gowns and too much champagne, not to mention a dark, handsome lover and a clever if somewhat naïve young Lady Georgiana (cousin to Queen Mary) out to solve all the puzzles even if it puts her life in danger.

Rhys Bowen is the master of the historical mystery...more
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
Probably the best work in this series to date, and so very, very evocative of The Mystery of the Blue Train. Having read that first will enhance your enjoyment of this book (if you like The Blue Train, anyway, which I do despite its flaws). I wouldn't necessarily say that you should read it just to be informed before reading this one, but the idea is worth considering. Anyway, Georgiana would still take the gold medal, if long jumping to conclusions were an Olympic event. I guess that's just how...more
This book is the fifth in The Royal Spyness Series. I really enjoy this series, need to read #4) and I think this is the best one yet.

The London house is being closed as Lady Georgianna's, 34th in line for the throne, brother and his family are preparing to go the Riveria. Unfortunately there is no money for Georgie and her maid to go with them. But then the Queen asks if Georgie would undertake a secret mission to recover a valuable snuffbox that has been stolen from the castle and is surely in...more
The last few books have Georgie in circumstances more fitting to her "station" as a royal family member. If you've read my reviews of this series before, you know I am no fan of Georgie trying to survive in her reduced (read basically poverty) circumstances. I think it was the author's intent to make Georgie's attempts to live as "normal" people do amusing. However, this feel flat with me.

I so much more enjoy this series when Georgie is put in situations by the Queen (of England) that more fit...more
Naughty in Nice took Georgie’s character developments in a great new direction and highlighted the fact that she’s really made giant leaps since the beginning of the series. I always love it when characters progress. We also see some changes in her family circumstances and the formation of important new social connections for Georgie. However, “Wherefore art thou, Darcy?” was my first thought when I realized that Darcy was pretty much MIA for 99% of Naughty in Nice. As a Darcy fan (who doesn’t l...more
I am so glad I pushed through the two previous books to finally get to this one. Naughty in Nice is back to being the good Georgie, the one we met in the first couple of books. It's given me hope for the series.

A good thing about this series is each novel is relatively stand-alone and do not depend on having read the previous episodes to follow the story. And with that in mind, I would recommend people skipping the previous two (Royal Flush and Royal Blood) and just go straight from A Royal Pain...more
#5 in the Royal Spyness series. This series entry won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel. I don't usually get enthused over historical novels - but this easy reading series is a hoot. The year is 1933 and Queen Mary of England sends Lady Georgiana Rannoch (impoverished, but 34th in line for the throne)to Nice to recover a stolen snuffbox. Lightweight fare, but Georgie meets CoCo Chanel and her business partner, re-encounters Mrs. Simpson (the married girlfriend of the Prince of Wals...more
Susan Johnson
Reading this Royal series is like spending the afternoon eating chocolates on the sofa. It's a great way to spend the day. There's just something so entertaining about the Lady Georgiana and her quest to have a bearable life. She's just so hamstrung with the poverty of her family and yet so closely tied to the Royal Family that she has few options. Luckily, this time the Queen sends her to the Riviera and finally Georgie gets to kick up her heels. She shares a lovely villa with her mother and Co...more
Patricia Burroughs
I continue to love this series. The era between the world wars, with many world players (Prince Edward/David, That American Woman/Wallis, even Churchhill) playing minor roles, along with the cads and swingers of the time. I love the characters from Lady Georgiana to her mother (who finally steps up to the plate in this book and not only takes a central role, but demonstrates that she might even have a maternal urge or two) to her Irish rogue of a sometimes-boyfriend, to her totally inadequate bu...more
This is more of a rambling rant than a review.

As always, Bowen delivers a nice cozy read. But darn it Georgie deserves a handsome and rich marquis to dote on her instead of chasing after someone who doesn't stick around.

The book was fun, but it seems like the usual cast was kind of forced into there. It was nice getting to know Georgie's mother more, but there is hardly much character development on their part.

In the end though I will read anything from Bowen because I always love the pace and...more
Dichotomy Girl
3.5 Stars

Many of you may not know this about me, but I read fluffy little mysteries as a guilty pleasure. I prefer British ones the best. It started when I discovered Agatha Christie in my early 20's, and though nothing compares I enjoy a quaint little who-done-it.

As much as I enjoy these books, I sometimes get frustrated. I just want to scream: (view spoiler)...more
Poor Georgiana - she's definitely a trouble magnet!

This time she finds herself in France, on a mission to retrieve a stolen item of the queen's. As her terrible luck would have it, the man who now has the item is pretty despicable and her mission proves to be more complicated than she would have expected.

Her finances are still abysmal, her family, at least part of it, still insufferable and a misunderstanding has caused a drift between her and her usual ally and romantic interest, Darcy.

This book is part of another of Rhys Bowen's series, here involving the daughter of side branch (in financial straits) of the Royal Family. Because she is quick-witted, she sometimes receives tasks from the Queen (Mary - grandmother of the current queen). In this case, much to her delight, she is sent to Nice to see if she can retrieve a snuffbox from the queens's own collection that was possibly filched by a less-than-scrupulous wealthy man. She is also to keep an eye on the prince and his less...more
I enjoy light cozy mysteries (think melba toast-light flavor, crisp, satisfying without being cloying) but this one was sort of flat (think hardtack). I soldiered through, but this series may be running out of gas for me, as did Evan Evans.
I liked the era of this series. Bur why oh why is Georgiana taking so long to decide if Darcy is the one? Good story, familiar faces - this book was a guilty pleasure.
by jove! where is darcy!!! he hardly featured in this book at all. i miss him!
i am getting exasperated with georgie's love life... it is so stagnant.
Another fun adventure with Lady Georgiana. The Riviera is the destination and recovering the Queens prized snuff box is the objective. Lots of blunders, with Georgiana as well as with her maid Queenie. Several risque moments ensue for Lady Georgiana as she tries to solve each mystery. Darcy reappears of all places, here at the French Riviera with mystery of his own, which causes Georgiana's heart to sadden.

The famous Coca Chanel makes an appearance (what fun!), the Duke of Windsor, french police...more
Love this series. This may have been my favorite book. Fun, light-hearted, summer read.
Doris Pearson
Very enjoyable and funny book. I will be looking for more by this author.
Yet another fun and light Her Royal Spyness novel! Love these books!
Just the ticket on a wintry windy day after an exhausting drive home through pouring rain from Seattle with a sick child in the car. Just give me a little mystery to curl up with for a few hours -- Rhys Bowen always meets that criteria with her whimsical little cozies. This one takes place is Nice, France, and even has a bit of real history with glimpses of CoCo Chanel, the Prince of Wales, and the notorious Mrs. Simpson -- a murder, a bit of fashion, lots of fun, and a romance -- what else coul...more
Great book and especially good to listen to.
Cameron Toney
Our heroine and her bumbling maid are traipsing around, trying to recover stolen royal property, all while bumping into charming strangers and Coco Chanel. It all seems perfectly charming until someone ends up dead.
My second outing with Lady Georgiana was much more enjoyable then my first. This is a light and fluffy mystery, well lent to the Riviera setting. Georgie remains a little wide eyed and innocent, not the best trait for a detective, and her family remains almost cartoonishly vile. Plus...more
Queen Victoria's great-granddaughter Georgie, currently thirty-fourth in line to the throne, wants to follow her family and friends to the French Riviera, but as usual she doesn't have the cash. Fortunately Queen Mary has another discrete little job for her, this time in Nice, so off she goes with her hopelessly improper but intrepid maid Queenie. Somehow Georgie has to figure out how to retrieve the Queen's ornate, stolen snuffbox from the aptly named Sir Groper.

For this adventure Georgie spend...more
There really is nothing like reading a cozy by one of your favorite authors, especially once the series is established and you already have a good connection with the principals and especially when the setting is historical because it means the author gets to bring in all sorts of fun people.

I always anticipate a fun, fast read from Rhys Bowen and this is no exception. I am currently reading two mysteries series by her and I think this one might be my favorite because I adore the setting in...more
The Queen calls upon Georgie and to re-acquire an expensive diamond studded snuff box that a guest stole during a royal function. The Queen knows the man who did it and he is staying in Nice on the French Riviera. While Georgie is there, maybe she can keep an eye on her cousin, the Prince as he is running around with that American married woman. The Queen pays for Georgie's train fare and she is off with her inept maid. On the train she makes friends with an old acquaintance of the family, Vera...more
A review of Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen

A charming delightful read when not able to travel to the Riviera; although it rained quite a bit.
The line “Do you tie everything in to sex?” To have interest in a person or not and then the dismissal if of no interest seems to depict this book’s reading well. The names of the characters emphasize the rumpus attitude in the book; male Dom vs. female Dom and who be the winner (Lady Georgiana Rannoch or Sir Toby Groper?)

We have her modeling and befriending...more
Another entertaining tale of Lady Georgiana Rannoch who is still fighting her stringent circumstances. It's not easy being a relative of the queen but dependent on the virtually non-existent largesse of her brother and his less than generous spouse. Everyone who's anyone is going to Nice, to bask on the French Riviera. Georgy would love to accompany them but sees little chance of that happening until she is tasked with a delicate mission by the queen who agrees to finance the travel but expects...more
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"I'm a New York Times bestselling mystery author, winner of both Agatha and Anthony awards for my Molly Murphy mysteries, set in 1902 New York City.

I also write the Agatha-winning Royal Spyness series, about the British royal family in the 1930s. It's lighter, sexier, funnier, wicked satire. It was voted by readers as best mystery series one year.
I am also known for my Constable Evans books, set...more
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