Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (Her Royal Spyness #13)

Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (Her Royal Spyness #13) Georgie And Darcy Are Finally On Their Honeymoon In Kenya S Happy Valley, But Murder Crashes The Party In This All New Installment In The New York Times Bestselling SeriesGeorgie Is Excited When Darcy Announces Out Of The Blue That They Are Flying To Kenya For Their Extended Honeymoon It Is Only After They Arrive That She Suspects He Has Actually Been Sent There On An Assignment She Tries Not To Be Angry, Because She Is, After All, In A Paradise They Are Picked Up In Nairobi And Taken To A Lovely House In Happy Valley The Center Of Upper Class English Life There Darcy Finally Confides That There Have Been Some Spectacular Robberies In London And Paris, And It Is Suspected That The Thief Was A Member Of The Aristocracy And May Have Fled To Kenya Georgie Is Shocked At The Completely Decadent Lifestyle That Involves Wild Parties And Rampant Infidelity One Of The Leading Lights In The Community, Lord Cheriton, Makes A Play For Georgie She Rebuffs Him Then He Is Found Dead Along A Lonely Stretch Of Road At First It Seems To Be A Lion Attack But Why Was He On That Stretch Of Road, Alone, Late At Night It Seems The Happy Valley Community Wants To Close The Case, But As Georgie And Darcy Investigate, Almost Everyone Has A Motive To Want Lord Cheriton Dead

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  • Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (Her Royal Spyness #13)
  • Rhys Bowen
  • 08 January 2018

10 thoughts on “Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (Her Royal Spyness #13)

  1. says:

    However historically accurate this may have been, it was not enjoyable to read about a group of privileged twits insulting everything they could about Kenya while still complaining about whatever they were unable to forcefully covert to traditional British conditions Too many wild animals The shopping here is horrible These gardens don t look English enough, let s bring in non native plants How boring, the only activities here are polo, bed hopping and shooting animals Why don t the natives cook traditional French British food Queenie and Georgie s mother were hardly in the story, and Belinda not at all, so the only familiar characters besides Georgie and Darcy were Wallis Simpson and cousin David And Georgie, after everything that she has been through, you would have thought that she would grow and change as a result How can she still be the same clueless naif No wonder Darcy doesn t tell her what he really does for the government she tries to blow his cover when she introduces him I thought that she was growing backbone and common sense Golly Why are there mirrors on the ceiling in a house where the hostess greets us while nude in her bathtub And the mystery view spoiler One of the mysteries turns out to have never existed jewel thief , another has no satisfactory result drug running and a third is never resolved who is trying to kill Georgie and Darcy The main mystery, the murder, is pinned on the only Kenyan who is given any type of character development, at the very last moment, with the only indicators to the reader that he is even a suspect being the fact that he is so present in the story hide spoiler

  2. says:

    Series Royal Spyness 13Publication Date 8 6 19Number of Pages 304I have wanted to start reading this series since its beginning, but for some reason I never did I remedied that by starting with this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it I didn t find starting with the thirteenth book a problem Yes, I missed the development of the relationship between Darcy and Georgie, but goodness I got to start with the honeymoon I m sure I missed out on the development of other characters and relationships, but I fully intend to go back and read the first books of the series when I have a chance to do so None of what I d missed detracted from my enjoyment of this book It is well written and witty with great characters and multiple mysteries All of the loose ends were wrapped up and justice was served just as it should be.Georgie and Darcy spent the first few days of their honeymoon on a friend s houseboat in a secluded section of the Thames That was a wonderful, private first few days of marriage, but soon enough the food ran out and they had bumped their heads on the low ceilings one too many times They both decided it was time to head back into London where Darcy soon announced that he d arranged for the remainder of their honeymoon to be in Kenya WOW The trip of a lifetime and Georgie is so excited.Soon, our sharp as a tack heroine comes to suspect that there is to the destination than meets the eye When she confronts Darcy, he tells her that he s been assigned to keep an eye out for a suspected jewel thief She buys that and soon settles in to help him determine who the thief might be and to catch him or her.Once they arrive in Kenya, things soon begin to happen but none of them actually point toward a jewel thief There are lots of other mysteries as well a murder, attempts on Georgie and Darcy s lives, residents swapping spouses, drug parties you name it Then, when you add in the political intrigue, you have quite a busy story.I thoroughly enjoyed and certainly recommend this book It is well written, well plotted and I really loved the characters I ll definitely be looking forward to the next book in the series as well as going back to read the previous books.I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  3. says:

    Lady Georgiana and Darcy have finally wed, and Darcy has a surprise an extended honeymoon in Kenya Georgie is excited to get to see local wildlife, but once they arrive, she quickly learns that Darcy is hoping to get some information on a notorious jewel thief that is rud to be making an appearance in the country soon The couple are quick to settle into the British colony in the country, but they begin to realize that not everyone is as friendly as they first appear Then a murder interrupts their trip Can they figure out what is happening Those who are fans of Darcy like me , will be pleased with his presence in this book As is befitting a honeymoon, he and Georgie are true partners in figuring out what is happening around them Not that he steals the show from Georgie, who still figures out just about everything along the way We do get the usual slow start, which allows us a little time to hear from most of the series regulars before heading down to Kenya And let me say their trip made me very happy for how travel has advanced since the 1930 s Even when we arrive in Kenya, it takes a bit of time for the murder to take place, but once it does, the mystery is well worth the wait with some great secrets that Georgie and Darcy must bring to light I did have a hard time keeping all of the British colonists straight, but that never got in the way of following the mystery My bigger complaint is an event that takes place in the middle of the book that seems force to have Darcy and Georgie where they are needed for the plot I appreciated how the book worked in the world politics of the time without feeling out of place in the series And I also appreciated the ability to be an arm chair traveler since I can t take a vacation this year, although it really made me want to go on a safari of my own.NOTE I received a copy of this book.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.

  4. says:

    I can t believe I ve stuck to this cozy mystery series to this far Can t want to see where else Rhys Bowen has Georgian doing next.

  5. says:

    In this latest entry in the Royal Spyness series, Georgie and Darcy finally are married and they set off for Kenya on the second stage of their honeymoon Only Georgie quickly discerns that the trip is part of an assignment from the Foreign Office for Darcy, and soon they are embroiled in possible robbery, treason, and a very definite murder.While the Kenyan locale was interesting, I found this story less engrossing than most of the previous ones in the series For someone who had been involved in solving multiple previous murders and mysteries, Georgie seemed unrealistically naive and clumsy in her approach both to the debauchery around her and to the murder At one point, she almost blabbed to relative strangers about Darcy s secret vocation, and her wide eyed golly response to much of what she saw got to be a bit annoying Further, aspects of the mystery were left to inference view spoiler like who exactly had been trying to kill them and why hide spoiler

  6. says:

    What could be thrilling than to dip into a story featuring our favorite couple, Georgina and Darcy, right in the middle of the notorious Happy Valley set in 1930 s Kenya I ve read many accounts of Happy Valley, so it was super exciting to discover that this iconic group of decadent settlers was included in the story The young couple is on their honeymoon but that doesn t stop the intrigue This may be the very best in the series but it is one of my favorite series, so it s hard to choose I loved the setting, certainly Finally getting to this stage in the saga of Georgina and Darcy is very rewarding, too Bowen is an effortless writer the prose flows, the plots intrigue, and the characters delight Lovely

  7. says:

    I Recommend This BookYes Advanced copy read 06.07.19 Plot spoilersI enjoyed reading Love and Death Among the Cheetahs Rhys Bowen does a good job with her research on the characters in the Royal Spyness series Lady Georgiana and Darcy are finally married and decide to honeymoon in Kenya Of course there is an alternative reason for Darcy to be there, he has been sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of some jewels Travel to Kenya involves Planes, trains, and automobiles, which were much different in this time period, and when they arrive in Kenya, they are welcomed by the British aristocratic colonists who live a much freer lifestyle than Lady Georgiana is used to The mystery involves one of the landowners and the group of locals who have gathered for a party The characters are given good details, and I could see them portrayed in a 1930s black and white movie starring Vivien Leigh and Lawrence Olivier Overall, I enjoyed reading this book, as I have all of Her Royal Spyness books.

  8. says:

    Not my favorite in the series These characters work better in their usual setting.

  9. says:

    I m not sure why I didn t enjoy this outing with Georgie as much as I usually enjoy the entries in the series I think I missed the regular supporting characters especially Queenie and Georgie s grandfather because of the removed setting Kenya , and the central mystery wasn t as compelling as it usually is to me Or maybe it s just unlucky number 13 No worries I will happily join Georgie and Darcy on their next adventure no matter where it may take them Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an e galley in exchange for an honest review.

  10. says:

    Picking up just days after Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding , Love and Death Among the Cheetahs, is the story of Georgie and Darcy s honeymoon At a garden party hosted by the queen, Darcy surprised Georgie with the fact they will be flying to Kenya on their honeymoon the next day However, Georgie soon realizes it is cover for one of Darcy s assignments Still, they plan to enjoy the trip and make that a priority.Once in Kenya, they find themselves among the Happy Valley set, a group of rich expatriates who call the valley home These aristocrats are flamboyant, think they are above the law, and love wild parties After one of those parties, a British lord turns up dead alongside a road and Darcy and Georgie are the ones to find the body Is the murder connected to Darcy s investigations Or is it because Lord Cheriton was the biggest womanizer and cheat of the Happy Valley set It was wonderful to see how Darcy and Georgie started their life together And setting the story in Kenya was amazing since that setting is open to so many amazing stories of life on safari and in the bush As a mystery, I found parts predictable but the aforementioned aspects of the story made up for it Bowen addressed some tricky situations over the course of the novel One had to show how the Happy Valley set conducted their lives, which seems like something out of modern day Hollywood However, that group also thought themselves racially superior to the native Africans Bowen addressed both sides of the issue by having Georgie be uncomfortable with how the natives were treated and having normal conversations with the Africans and by having one native supporting character readers can gain insights from With everyone realizing war was again in the future, Bowen also addresses how the characters were responding to the rise of Fascism in Europe with characters on both sides of the issue Addressing either situation is tricky, but managing to address both in the same novel and do it well is a feat.This review is based on an advanced reader edition provided by NetGalley.

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