Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

Rhys Bowen

Set in an English estate, this next book in the Royal Spyness series covers the days leading up to Lady Georgiana's wedding, when something rotten is afoot.

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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 bestselling author of On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service.

If only Darcy and I had eloped! What I thought would be a simple wedding has been transformed into a grand affair, thanks to the attendance of the queen, who has offered up the princesses as bridesmaids. Silly me! I thought that withdrawing from the royal line of succession would simplify my life. But before Darcy and I tie the knot in front of queen and country, we have to find a place to live as man and wife...

House hunting turns out to be a pretty grim affair. Just as we start to lose hope, my globetrotting godfather offers us his fully staffed country estate. Mistress of Eynsleigh I shall be! With Darcy off in parts unknown, I head to Eynsleigh alone, only to have my hopes dashed. The grounds are in disarray and the small staff is suspiciously incompetent. Not to mention the gas tap leak in my bedroom, which I can only imagine was an attempt on my life. Something rotten is afoot--and bringing the place up to snuff may put me six feet under before I even get a chance to walk down the aisle...


Advance Galley Reviews

I've read all the books in this series, and I was a tad disappointed. I found Georgie to be a major snob in this one, which is something I don't remember from the previous books, at least not to this extent. I wished Darcy was featured more in the story, especially since this was their wedding book. All in all, I hope, now that they are married, that Darcy might stick around more, I think that would help the series to grow and change. Still will read more of this series when the next book come out.

I was less than impressed with this book. Admittedly I haven't read anything in this series, and I don't think I've read anything by the author at all before now. I didn't have much trouble figuring out characters, relationships, and backgrounds, so that was a plus. Unfortunately I had major trouble suspending my disbelief at the main character's relationship to the royal family. Oh, the king and queen want to attend my wedding! Oh, the royal princesses want to be my bridesmaids! Even though I'm broke and so very far down the line of succession and have to remove myself from it entirely to wed the man I love! Sorry. Perhaps it wouldn't have bothered me so much if I'd read previous books in the series building up their relationship to each other. Even without the royal issues, though, I was not impressed with the main character's ability to solve or DO anything. It felt as if everything just happened to fall into her lap, regardless of her actions or thoughts. While I appreciate the opportunity from the publisher to read this for free, I cannot say I enjoyed the book, and I will not be looking out for more books by the author.

Not my cup of tea. Story was trite, predictable and not that interesting. Geared to a specific audience.

A great addition to the series! Lady Georgina’s life is anything but dull. This story fit the characters and gives them plenty of places to go in the future! Loved this book.

I have enjoyed Rhys Bowen as an author since discovering the Evan Evans series of cozy mysteries set in Wales. I've read a few of the Molly Murphy series - which, like the Evans' series, is a light mystery with likeable characters but with an added historical setting. This is the twelth book in the Her Royal Spyness series, but the first I have read. True to form, it is a cozy mystery, historically set in England in 1935. I was able to understand the plot and the characters without having read the prior 11 titles. It was an enjoyable and light read, moving quickly after a bit of a slow start (which, truth be told, may have been my lack of background knowledge because I jumped into the middle of the series). Would make a great vacation read. For fans, obviously, of cozy, lighthearted mysteries.

Loved this new book by Rhys Bowen. If you've read them all or this is your first time, you'll be able to follow the story and understand. I.love that about her books also. Crazy, fun, and oh so posh but will the wedding even happen? Lovely awesome book

I’ve always enjoyed Rhys Bowen’s Royal Spyness series and Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding is one of the best. Mystery, danger, characters I love and just the right amount of humor. The book really focused on Georgie and her family and friends, sometimes to the detriment of the mystery but I didn’t care. The characters have been somewhat stuck in the last few books. With this book their lives moved forward, sometimes in unexpected ways. Because of the changes in their lives the next book can take the main and minor characters in any direction.

Another great read from Rhys Bowen. Nothing ever goes smoothly for Lady Georgiana but as always there is adventure, humour, interesting characters and twists and turns. Love this series!

Loved this book! Great addition to the series!

 


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