Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2012 book 291

Rhys Bowen's Her Royal Spyness
If you've been reading my blog for a little while, you'll know I love mysteries set in the 1930s starring sassy young women--this is a weirdly large subgenre, for whatever reason. So here's the start of another series along those lines, but EVEN BETTER, because this sassy young woman is a minor British royal! Only slightly impoverished and with a scandalous mother. She and her brother (a Duke) get caught up in a murder, and also the Queen wants her to spy on her son and his American mistress (Wallis Simpson, of course). Anyway, the mystery is on the lighter side but this was a super fun read. B+.

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