Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
Narrator: Katherine Kellgren
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
Date Read: September 2014
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
As thirty-fifth 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.
Here I am thinking the education I received at my posh Swiss finishing school would never come in handy. And while it hasn't landed me a job, or a husband, it has convinced Her Majesty the Queen, and the Dowager Duchess to enlist my help. I have been entrusted with grooming Jack Altringham, the Duke's newly discovered heir fresh from the Outback of Australia, for high society.
The upside is I am to live in luxury at one of England's most gorgeous stately homes. But upon arrival at Kingsdowne Place, my dearest Darcy has been sent to fetch Jack, leaving me stuck in a manor full of miscreants, none of whom are too pleased with the discovery of my new ward.
And no sooner has the lad been retrieved than the Duke announces he wants to choose his own heir. With the house in a hubbub over the news, Jack's hunting knife somehow finds its way into the Duke's back. Eyes fall, backs turn, and fingers point to the young heir. As if the rascal wasn't enough of a handful, now he's suspected of murder. Jack may be wild, but I'd bet the crown jewels it wasn't he who killed the Duke.
Publisher: Audible, Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Her Royal Spyness #7
Also by this author: The Twelve Clues of Christmas, Masked Ball at Broxley Manor br> br>
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Listened for Review (Brilliance Audio)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen was a good edition to this series (which I adore) but it took a bit to long to get to the crime. That being said–Kudos to Rhys to a twist that I just didn’t see coming!
Narrated By Katherine Kellgren / Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
This is one of my favorite series on audio. Katherine knocks it out of the park and makes me smile every time I turn on one of these stories.
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