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    • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her in the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best storyline

    • By helena on 14-08-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Oh Danny Boy

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In turn-of-the-century New York City, Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is contemplating giving up PI work for something a little less complicated, less exciting. Molly has had quite enough excitement recently, thank you very much. Especially from the handsome but deceptive NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan, whom she'd like to avoid completely. But when Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands himself in the Tombs, the notorious city jail, he begs Molly to help prove he was framed, and after everything they've been through, she cannot turn him down.

    Regular price: £21.09

    • Masked Ball at Broxley Manor

    • A Royal Spyness Novella
    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    At the end of her first unsuccessful season out in society, Lady Georgiana has all but given up on attracting a suitable man - until she receives an invitation to a masked Halloween ball at Broxley Manor. Georgie is uncertain why she was invited, until she learns that the royal family intends to marry her off to a foreign prince, one reputed to be mad.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Masked Ball at Broxley Manor

    • By MEM on 13-03-15

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Tuscan Child

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Katy Sobey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly 30 years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By BarbaraM on 31-07-18

    Regular price: £23.49

    • In Farleigh Field

    • A Novel
    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham's middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration not good

    • By susan harper on 05-03-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Murphy's Law

    • Molly Murphy Mysteries
    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Lara Hutchinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, and her identity, for the anonymous shores of America. When she arrives in New York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Royal Flush

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorcedhouseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A throughly good listen

    • By Mrs. Rm Walters on 07-07-14

    Regular price: £20.59

    • In Dublin's Fair City

    • Molly Murphy Series, Book 6
    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Molly Murphy's beau Captain Daniel Sullivan may be out of jail on bail, but he's still a ways from clearing his name, and his foul mood has Molly in search of a little breathing room when providence steps in in the form of a proposition from New York City's renowned theatrical impresario Tommy Burke. America has been very good to Tommy, and now that he's getting on in years, he'd like to pass some of that good fortune on to his family back in Ireland.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing Narration

    • By Mary on 24-09-17

    Regular price: £16.89

    • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

    • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murder and Nazis and Spies! Oh My!

    • By Inishowen Cailin on 20-08-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • A Royal Pain

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

    But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read.

    • By G. Faye Page on 27-08-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Twelve Clues of Christmas

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—well, actually, my true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I’m snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Murder with style

    • By Emma on 02-12-13

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Her Royal Spyness

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Body found in Dukes bath!!!

    • By Mr. F. Hartshorn on 09-04-14

    Regular price: £20.59

    • Heirs and Graces

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    As 35th in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right - not in His Majesty's back….

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I found it quite tedious

    • By Katherine on 27-04-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Malice at the Palace

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    While my beau, Darcy, is off on a mysterious mission, I am once again caught between my high birth and empty purse. I am therefore relieved to receive a new assignment from the queen - especially one that includes lodging. The king's youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and I shall be her companion at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace. My duties are simple: help Marina acclimate to English life, show her the best of London, and, above all, dispel any rumors about George's libertine history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting book, really enjoyed the characters

    • By Miss V E Priestley on 02-12-15

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Death of Riley

    • Molly Murphy Mysteries
    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Lara Hutchinson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Molly Murphy has finally begun to forget the unpleasant murder of a would-be rapist back in Ireland, not to mention her investigation into the murder of a fellow recent Irish immigrant, and is finally free to begin her life in New York City. Given her experiences so far in the New World, Molly has decided that her first order of business is to become a private investigator, a people finder of sorts, working for families in Europe who've lost touch with relatives in America.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Crowned and Dangerous

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Nothing is simple when you're 35th 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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Royalty, Gangsters and Irish Peers

    • By Roobarb on 08-10-18

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Naughty in Nice

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at: recover the Queen's stolen snuff box. As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice - as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Naughty but nice

    • By AKEMAP on 29-09-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Queen of Hearts

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal - but now she's off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth or risk starring in an all-too-convincing death scene...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favourite

    • By Mrs. Rm Walters on 25-08-14

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Evans Above

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Evan Evans is a young police constable who has traded in the violence of city life for idyllic Llanfair, a Welsh village tucked far away from trouble. Nestled among the Snowdonia mountain range, Llanfair looks to Constable Evans like a town forgotten by time, but he quickly learns that even the bucolic countryside has its share of eccentric - and deadly - characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant story set in Snowdonia

    • By LB on 29-03-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Evan Help Us

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Evan Evans is settling into his role as Constable of Llanfair, a small town nestled in the mountains of North Wales. Here, he has been a mediator of the minor disputes of the locals, between competing ministers, country merchants, and seemingly every Welch eccentric throughout the region. But an unusual series of events brings unseen hostilities to light, and Evan realizes just how deep the townsfolk's passions and hostilities lie.

    Regular price: £18.79

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