"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...
About the Author
Rhys Bowen has been nominated for every major award in mystery writing, including the Edgar(r), and has won seven including both the 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. Visit her website at www.rhysbowen.com.
Praise for Heirs and Graces...
“It’s the perfect fix between seasons for Downton Abbey addicts.”—Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Broken Glass
...and for the Royal Spyness Mysteries:
“Wonderful characters…A delight.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels
“Georgie’s high spirits and the author’s frothy prose are utterly captivating.”—The Denver Post
“Whimsical…Bowen successfully melds a whodunit with comedy as few contemporary writers can.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A smashing romp.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Delightfully naïve, charming and quite smart, Georgie is a breath of fresh air.”—Library Journal
“Brilliant...Part love story, part social commentary, part fun and part downright terrifying. And completely riveting...This book is perfect.”—Louise Penny