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Crowned and dangerous : a royal spyness mystery, Rhys Bowen

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Crowned and dangerous : a royal spyness mystery
Title
Crowned and dangerous
Title remainder
a royal spyness mystery
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Rhys Bowen
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eng
Summary
"Nothing is simple when you're thirty-fifth in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side, and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau Darcy O'Mara hope to bypass a few royal rules ... With Darcy driving me out of London in a borrowed motor car, I soon discover that he isn't planning to introduce me to the pleasures of sinning in secret--as I had hoped--but to make me his wife! Of course, there are some quibbles to be dealt with, such as my needing special permission from the King to marry a Roman Catholic and the question of where we might live after the honeymoon. Though he will inherit a title, Darcy is as broke as I am. Even his family's Irish castle has been sold to a rich American who now employs Darcy's father as a hired hand. Throwing these cares to the wind, nothing could deter us from our mission--except perhaps the news that my future father-in-law has just been arrested. It seems the rich American was murdered and Darcy's father had more than enough motive to do the deed. With the elopement postponed, we head for Ireland where he insists he's innocent, and it's up to us to prove it--for better or worse"--
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/* Starred Review */ Set in late 1934, Bowen’s outstanding 10th Royal Spyness Mystery (after 2015’s Malice at the Palace) opens on the road to Gretna Green, Scotland, where distant heir to the British throne Lady Georgiana Rannoch and the Honorable Darcy O’Mara plan to elope. En route, Darcy learns that his father, Lord Kilhenny, is in custody for killing Timothy Roach, the wealthy American who bought Kilhenny Castle and the adjacent horse-racing stable. Lord Kilhenny argued with Roach, his fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and he drank too much on the evening in question to remember whether he’s guilty, so he’ll likely hang for the crime. To save Georgie from scandal, Darcy ends his engagement to her and returns home to County Kildare, Ireland. Bowen adds romance to this blend of Christie and Wodehouse for a stylish, head-scratcher of a whodunit. Colorful set pieces and larger-than-life characters enrich the clever plot, which enchants and satisfies while forwarding the series arc. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Aug.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 06/13/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 24, p)
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10497026
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Bowen, Rhys
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.O848
LC item number
C76 2016
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A royal spyness mystery
Series volume
10
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  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
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a royal spyness mystery
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Crowned and dangerous : a royal spyness mystery, Rhys Bowen
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Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780425283486
Lccn
2016008628
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  • 945693729
  • (OCoLC)945693729
Label
Crowned and dangerous : a royal spyness mystery, Rhys Bowen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780425283486
Lccn
2016008628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 945693729
  • (OCoLC)945693729

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