Book Review: God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen by Rhys Bowen (The Royal Spyness, 15)

God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen by Rhys Bowen is a delightful read, full of mystery and humor. Lady Georgiana Rannoch, the central character, is a daughter of a Duke who is now happily married to the Hon. Darcy O’Mara, and they plan to spend their first Christmas together in their new home. However, plans change when they receive an invitation to spend the holiday with Darcy’s aunt on the Royal Sandringham estate, where the royal family spends their Christmas.

Georgie senses that there is more to the invitation than meets the eye, and she soon discovers that the Queen expects her to do a bit of spying. There have been a couple of strange accidents at the estate recently, and Georgie begins to suspect that a member of the royal family is the real target. As she investigates, she puts her husband in the crosshairs of a killer.

God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen by Rhys Bowen is a delightful cozy mystery that captures the essence of a golden age style mystery. Set in 1930s England, the book features a charming cast of characters, witty dialogue, and a satisfyingly intricate plot that keeps readers guessing until the end.

The central character, Lady Georgiana Rannoch, is a strong and resourceful heroine who finds herself in the middle of a mystery that threatens to implicate her husband, Darcy. The story unfolds against the backdrop of a royal Christmas gathering, which adds an extra layer of intrigue and excitement to the proceedings.

The writing is evocative of the golden age of mystery, with a focus on character, setting, and atmosphere. The humor is light and witty, and the mystery itself is well-crafted, with plenty of red herrings and surprises to keep readers engaged.

God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen is a delightful read for fans of cozy mysteries, particularly those who enjoy the golden age style of mystery writing. The book is a perfect blend of humor, romance, and mystery, and will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next installment in the Lady Georgiana Rannoch series.Curl up with a copy of this cozy mystery this Christmas season. You can purchase a copy of God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen here.


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