Rhys Bowen has been nominated for every major award in mystery writing, including the Edgar(R), and has won seven, including both Agatha and Anthony awards. She is also the author of the Molly Murphy Mysteries set in turn-of-the-century New York, and the Constable Evans Mysteries set in Wales. She was born in England and lives in Northern California.
"All the characters from the first book in this rollicking series
are present here -Georgie's much-married actress mother, her
kind-hearted and resourceful Cockney grandfather, her sophisticated
friend Belinda and the enigmatic Darcy O'Mara, a penniless Irish
peer to whom Georgie finds herself attracted.There are also
fleeting references to the war clouds that are gathering in Europe
and the rise of fascism at home and abroad, both of which are
neatly tied in with the murders and their solution. It works - both
as a grand period piece and a lighthearted and completely diverting
?"The Denver Post"
?To make ends meet, slightly impoverished but well-connected Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on house-cleaning jobs in disguise in Agatha-winner Bowen's enchanting second mystery set in 1930s England (after 2007's "Her Royal Spyness"). A tea invitation from the queen, however, sets her on a new mission. Georgiana must house and chaper-one a young Bavarian princess the queenl