A Royal Pain – Rhys Bowen

The title of this novel by Rhys Bowen is great foreshadowing for the plot – is the Royal Pain Her Highness, the queen of England and Georgie’s relative? Or is it the Bavarian princess the queen has tasked Georgie with entertaining? Or, is simply being royal a pain, as Georgie isn’t allowed to work forContinueContinue reading “A Royal Pain – Rhys Bowen”

India Black: A Madam of Espionage Mystery – Carol K. Carr

You can expect any book whose first line is “My name is India Black. I am a whore,” to pack a punch, and this one certainly does.  India hasn’t had an easy life as a prostitute working the streets of London, but we find her in a place where she’s the owner of her ownContinueContinue reading “India Black: A Madam of Espionage Mystery – Carol K. Carr”

Title: A Poisoned Season

Author: Tasha Alexander Lady Emily Ashton, a widow, astounds her fellow socialites by drinking Port, studying Greek, resisting remarriage, and – perhaps most scandalous of all – reading in public. A Poisoned Season is the second book in the Lady Emily series, and was a lot more enjoyable than the first for me. I feltContinueContinue reading “Title: A Poisoned Season”

A Long(mire) Post

Title: Hell Is Empty Author: Craig Johnson I never expected to be so captivated by the Longmire series; I watched TV series on Netflix and decided to pick up the books. If you’re still watching the show, don’t worry about spoilers – just about the only thing the novels and film have in common areContinueContinue reading “A Long(mire) Post”

Title: Death Comes to London Author: Catherine Lloyd

Author: Catherine Lloyd In the second book in the Kurland St. Mary Mystery series by Catherine Lloyd, readers are entertained in a humdrum way by “the season” in London. Lucy Harrington has arrived from the village of Kurland St. Mary with her beautiful sister, Anna, in hopes of finding her a suitable husband – andContinueContinue reading “Title: Death Comes to London Author: Catherine Lloyd”