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A Royal Pain

(2008)
(The second book in the Royal Spyness series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel (nominee)
Another hilarious mystery featuring penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie, "a feisty new heroine to delight a legion of Anglophile readers" (Jacqueline Winspear).

The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess-- and conveniently place her in the playboy Prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise. She must draw up plans: clean house to make it look like a palace; have Granddad and her neighbor pretend to be the domestic staff; un-teach Princess Hanni the English she's culled from American gangster movies; cure said Princess of her embarrassing shoplifting habit; and keep an eye on her at parties. Then there's the worrying matter of the body in the bookshop and Hanni's unwitting involvement with the Communist Party. It's enough to drive a girl crazy...

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
Used availability for Rhys Bowen's A Royal Pain


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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: A Royal Pain (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Rhys Bowen
ISBN: 1-4104-1028-5 / 978-1-4104-1028-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: A Royal Pain (A Royal Spyness Mystery)
Author(s): Rhys Bowen
ISBN: 0-425-22163-6 / 978-0-425-22163-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: A Royal Pain (Her Royal Spyness)
Author(s): Rhys Bowen
ISBN: 1-4721-2070-1 / 978-1-4721-2070-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: A Royal Pain (A Royal Spyness Mystery)
Author(s): Rhys Bowen
ISBN: 0-425-22872-X / 978-0-425-22872-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: A Royal Pain (Royal Spyness)
Author(s): Rhys Bowen
ISBN: 1-4915-8319-3 / 978-1-4915-8319-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery
Author(s): Rhys Bowen
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

August 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery
Author(s): Rhys Bowen
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Royal Pain (Her Royal Spyness Book 2)
Author(s): Rhys Bowen
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Royal Pain (The Royal Spyness Series Book 2)
Author(s): Rhys Bowen
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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