Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts
By Rhys Bowen
Berkley Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780425260364, 295pp.
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
England, 1934. Georgie's mother, the glamorous and much-married actress, is hearing wedding bells once again which is why she must hop across the pond for a quickie divorce in Reno. To offer her moral support, Georgie agrees to go along on the all expenses paid voyage across the Atlantic.
While her mother meets movie mogul Cy Goldman who insists on casting her in his next picture Georgie finds herself caught up in the secret investigation of a suspected jewel thief. Lucky for her, the lead investigator happens to be her dashing beau, Darcy
Her mother's movie and Darcy's larceny lead everyone to Cy's Hollywood home, where the likes of Charlie Chaplin are hanging about and there's enough romantic intrigue to fill a double feature. But they hardly get a chance to work out the sleeping arrangements before Cy turns up dead. As if there wasn t enough drama already...
Praise for the Royal Spyness Mysteries
“The perfect fix between seasons for Downton Abbey addicts.”—Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Broken Glass
“Wonderful characters…A delight.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels
“Whimsical…Bowen successfully melds a whodunit with comedy as few contemporary writers can.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Brilliant…So much more than a murder mystery. It’s part love story, part social commentary, part fun and part downright terrifying. And completely riveting. I adore this book.”—Louise Penny, author of How The Light Gets In
“A smashing romp.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Hilarious adventure…What an absolute delight! With a witty and clever plot, it’s clear that Agatha Christie is alive and kicking, and what’s more, she’s funny!”—Hannah Dennison, author of Thieves! a Vicky Hill Exclusive! Mystery
“Delightfully naïve, charming and quite smart, Georgie is a breath of fresh air.”—Library Journal
“Charming and lighthearted as ever.”—Kirkus Reviews