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Author: Rhys Bowen Title: Naughty In Nice Publisher: Berkley Publish Date: Sept 6, 2011 Review Copy Provided By: Crazy Book Tours & the publisher
Book Blurb: Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at-recover the Queen's stolen snuff box.
As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice-as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?
Review: Cozy mysteries are such fun, and this one is really different from most of the series I read. There are no recipes or pets helping solve the crime or little old ladies...
I really found this book to be refreshing. Spying, theft and a murder! All taking place in the 1930s and involving the aristocracy! The closest series that this comes to are the Lady Jane Grey mysteries, but this is much lighter fare and a more fun read.
Georgie is a fabulous heroine and her family make up a great supporting cast of characters. I particularly loved the ever annoying Fig, Georgie's sister-in-law, who wishes the family didn't have to support the unmarried sister.
This book is part of a series, but like most cozy mysteries in this same genre, you really don't need to have read the others to enjoy this one. It is definitely a stand alone book.