August 1, 2017: Time for a new Lady Georgie adventure!
On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service, the 11th book in the Royal Spyness series, debuts with a launch party at Book Passage in Corte Madera. (See Appearances to find out where else Rhys will be signing copies.)
If you’d like a signed copy but can’t make an event, most of these stores will be happy to get a book personalized for you and mail it to you. Just let them know in advance.
This book has Georgie doing a spot of real spying for the first time. And it’s high stakes spying too, as European powers meet in Italy and there are behind the scenes negotiations going on. Of course, if Georgie’s involved, you can bet that her spying will not run smoothly! And what about Darcy? Well, he’s doing a spot of spying of his own!
World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter Pamela, whom he secretly loves. But Pamela has her own secret: she is working at Bletchley Park, the British code-breaking facility.
As Ben follows a trail of spies and traitors, which may include another member of Pamela’s family, he discovers that some within the realm have an appalling, history-altering agenda. Can he, with Pamela’s help, stop them before England falls?
Early reviews have been stellar:
“Instantly absorbing, suspenseful, romantic and stylish—like binge-watching a great British drama on Masterpiece Theater.”
“Rhys Bowen is one of the very best fiction writers of the day. With a deep understanding of the wounded human heart, and an uncanny ability to capture the quiet emotions and the grand scale of war, she rises above her contemporaries. This is magnificently written and a must read.”
The next Molly Murphy book, The Ghost of Christmas Past, will be published on Nov. 14, 2017.