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Review of Royal Spyness Book #3
Desperate to make money, Georgie develops an “escort” service where she offers to go to dinner and the theater with single businessmen who are lonely. Georgie, who has been rather sheltered, strictly means this to be a companion service, nothing sexual. Unfortunately, she uses the word “escort” in the newspaper advertisement. And her first client gets the wrong idea. Her love interest, Darcy, must rescue her and she is completely embarrassed.
Even more embarrassing, one of the high brass officials in Scotland Yard finds out about the advertisement (solicitation is illegal) and confronts Georgie about it. Despite the embarrassment of the situation, Scotland Yard wants Georgie to attend a royal family event and act as an observer. Scotland Yard believes someone is trying to kill members of the Royal Family. They believe it could be an inside job, so they want Georgie to keep an eye out for anything suspicious. And they have a man undercover who will be there and contact her.
The event is a hunting party in the country in Scotland. Georgie’s family’s estate is nearby, so she leaves London and says there. Unfortunately, the undercover agent at Scotland Yard is murdered and Georgie feels urgency in finding the killer.
I have mentioned this before in other reviews for this series, but it is amazing that Georgie is a member of the Royal Family, and she is penniless. Regular people are already having a tough time finding work because the series takes place during the Great Depression. But any job she tries to do has to be done in secret because the Royal Family would not approve. The whole thing is ridiculous. I wonder if there will be a time later in the series that Scotland Yard or the Queen will start paying her for her private investigative work.
Regardless, I highly recommend this mystery.
Next Novel in Series: Royal Blood
I will review this in March.