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Thanks to Berkley Pub (PRHPartner) for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
FOUR FUNERALS AND MAYBE A WEDDING – Rhys Bowen (out now!)
The date is set and arrangements are being made for royal amateur sleuth Georgie Rannoch’s wedding! At last, she will wed the incredibly charming, always mystifying Darcy O’Mara. With a dress in the works and a royal wedding party ready to waltz her down the aisle, Georgie’s next affair is finding a place to live with her betrothed after the big day.
But alas—house-hunting is harder than it seems! After visiting a series of less-than-glamorous lodgings, Georgie’s luck finally turns around when she’s invited by a close family friend to live in his grand estate in the English countryside. Georgie expects a life of luxury and elegance, but is met with a very different reality…
At Eynsleigh Manor, Georgie finds a gaggle of incompetent servants and a run-down estate. And when she wakes up in the middle of the night to find a gas tap running in her bedroom, Georgie suspects something rotten is afoot…will she have the chance to walk down the aisle, or will death get in the way of her happy ever after?
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
This was my introduction to Rhys Bowen and the Her Royal Spyness series – despite this being book 12 (yes, 12!) in the series, I didn’t feel too lost. Bowen does a good job getting the reader up-to-speed with the characters in the beginning but it did kind of slow the pacing. Things definitely began to pick up and I couldn’t wait to see how it ended.
As you know, I love historical fiction, so when that’s combined with a good murder mystery then I’m sold! Bowen transports us to England in the 1930’s and we get to meet a fun cast of characters with plenty of twists and turns to keep the pace up. Trying to plan a wedding while people are turning up dead is proving to be difficult for Georgie. With the wedding even happen?
I think this is one of those great cozy mystery reads. One that you can sit down with and enjoy the mystery and characters. If you’re looking for something more on the lighter side of the mystery genre that has a group of lighthearted characters, then I highly recommend this one!
What do you think of this series?