Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen is the third book in the Royal Spyness series. This series follows the adventures of Georgie, Lady Georgiana, thirty-fourth in line for the throne of England. Georgie is also broke. She lives in her family’s London home, but cannot afford to hire staff. In fact, Georgie has an agency that does light cleaning in other well-to-do London homes to get them ready for their owner’s return from out of town.
In this book Georgie gets the idea for another money making scheme, unfortunately her idea ends in scandal and she must return to her family’s castle in Scotland. Georgie arrives to find her sister-in-law trying to single-handedly host a house party. Georgie and her sister-in-law Fig have never gotten along, but Georgie is ready to do her family duty and play the good hostess.
Lady Georgiana is happy to find that Darcy O’Mara is also in Scotland, staying with friends near her family estate. Of course, this is a mystery series, so there has to be a murder for Georgie to solve. This book also sees Georgie trying to solve a series of accidents that have been befalling heirs to the English throne.
Ms. Bowen again delivers a mystery with a quick pace, a few red herrings, and a satisfying conclusion. The characters are fun, and so is the look at the life 1930’s English gentry. I again will recommend this book, and the whole series.
I will give Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen, 2 bookmarks.