The book we will be discussing is “Her Royal Spyness” by Rhys Bowen.
Her ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie,
daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch. And she is flat broke. As the
thirty-fourth in line for the throne, she has been taught only a few things,
among them, the perfect curtsey. But when her brother cuts off her allowance,
she leaves Scotland, and her fiancé Fish-Face, for London, where she has:
a) worked behind a cosmetics counter—and gotten sacked after five hours
b) started to fall for a quite unsuitable minor royal
c) made some money housekeeping (incognita, of course), and
d) been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son
Then an arrogant Frenchman, who wants her family’s 800-year-old estate for
himself, winds up dead in her bathtub. Now her most important job is to clear
her very long family name.