Saturday, October 8, 2011

LET'S GET COZY: NAUGHTY IN NICE - PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
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NAUGHTY IN NICE
A ROYAL SPYNESS MYSTERY
BY RHYS BOWEN
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The national bestselling author of Royal Blood whisks her heroine away to the French Riviera for fun-and danger.

Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at-recover the Queen's stolen snuff box

Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?

PRAISE FOR NAUGHTY IN NICE:
“It’s another delightful, unmissable installment in the Royal Spyness series. Bowen captures the cheeky humor and charm of the Lost Generation, ladling in a healthy dose of dry British wit and fundamental common sense.” 
– Romantic Times

“Fans of Peter Lovesey’s hilarious books transforming the future Edward VII into an unlikely sleuth will relish Bowen’s whimsical fifth Royal Spyness mystery starring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 34th in line to the British thrown (after 2010’s Royal Blood.) Bowen successfully melds a whodunit with comedy as few contemporary writers can.” 
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The best part of this delicious series is the cast of characters (well known and otherwise), led, of course, by the level-headed and stiff-upper-lipped Georgiana, who tackles whatever is in front of her, be it murder or romance, with uncommon relish. A royal romp.” 
–Booklist

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rhys Bowen is the Bestselling Author of the Royal Spyness Series, Molly Murphy Mysteries, and Constable Evens.  Awarded the Agatha Best Novel Award and nominated for the Edgar Best Novel Rhys’s titles have received rave reviews around the globe.

She was born in Bath, England, of a family that was half Welsh, half English. She was educated at London University and then began her career with the BBC, where she became a drama studio manager. She had made up stories all her life. While working on a boring play she decided to write a play of her own. With the bravado of a 22 year old she marched into the office of the head of BBC drama and handed him the script. Two days later he summoned her and told her that they were going to produce the play.. Rhys has never looked back.

The British climate forced Rhys to escape to Australia where she worked for Australian Broadcasting before meeting her future husband, a fellow Brit who was on his way to California. So Rhys packed up again and found herself in San Francisco where she settled and has lived ever since, raising four children.

Finding nothing like the BBC in San Francisco, Rhys turned to writing children’s books under her married name, Janet Quin-Harkin. Her first picture book was an immediate success and won several awards. More picture books followed, then her agent asked her to write a book for young adults. This was a turning point in Rhys’s career. Her first young adult novel was an instant hit. By her third she was selling half a million copies. Many more popular YA novels followed until Rhys decided she had said all she wanted to say about teenage love and angst, and she turned her real love—mysteries.

The sort of books she loves to read are those with a great sense of time and place. So she considered where to set a series of her own and chose the mountains of North Wales, where she had spent many happy childhood vacations and used her grandfather’s name as her nom de plume. 

Constable Evan Evans was the hero of these novels that took place in a tiny fictitious village in Snowdonia. The series was well received from the start. The second book, Evan Help Us, was nominated for a Barry Award. Evan’s Gate achieved the ultimate success when it was nominated for the Edgar best novel—the highest prize in mysterydom.
 
But it was a chance visit to Ellis Island that made Rhys start thinking in a new direction. The spunky and not always wise Molly Murphy came into her head, fleeing from Ireland and finding herself implicated in a murder on Ellis Island in the first book, MURPHY”S LAW. This book won the Agatha Best Novel award, plus three others. Every subsequent book in the series has received awards, nominations and glowing reviews. Book ten, BLESS THE BRIDE, was published in 2011.

Never one to rest on her laurels Rhys reacted to the gloom and doom of real life by creating a second heroine—this one aimed to amuse. She is
Lady Georgiana, 34th in line to the British throne but utterly penniless and struggling to make her own way in the cruel world of the Great Depression. Her Royal Spyness was a bestseller, nominated for many awards and instantly endeared readers to her heroine. The following books have all received award nominations. The 2011 book, Naughty in Nice started off with a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.

As well as novels Rhys has written many short stories, including an Anthony winner. She is an ex chapter president of Mystery Writers of America. When not writing she loves to travel, sing, hike, paint, play her Celtic harp and spoil her grandchildren.

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116 comments:

Renee G said...

Lady Georgiana sounds like a bright, interesting woman and I would love to get to know her in this book.
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I love reading mysteries that are set in different countries. I feel like I get to travel without leaving my house. I would love to read this book.
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Love the trailer - and all the reviews make it a must read for me!

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Sue Farrell said...

I like the idea of a combination of mystery and comedy---should be a nice ight, fun book to read.
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Carol N Wong said...

The part about Lady Georginia being 32nd in line to throne made me laugh. I have some royal ancestry and I am probably around 20,333 in line! I have never read anything by Rys Bowen so I would like the opportunity to try one of her books.

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Sue said...

On the author's website I learned that she has 2 other series--the Molly Murphy series and the Constable Evans series.
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Carol N Wong said...

I looked at the books that she has written, and I think 'Royal Blood' looks interesting. She is sent to Transylvania to attend a wedding.


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holdenj said...

Oh, I love the cover, it reminds me of those old travel posters. I always enjoy a good mystery, so thanks for the chance!
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holdenj said...

I thought it was an intersting story about how a visit to Ellis Island helped Rhys create the first Molly Murphy novel.
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Margie said...

This sounds like a funny and charming mystery. Haven't read this series beforei, but sounds fun!
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mamabunny13 said...

When I read that Lady Georgiana was called upon to recover the Queen's stolen snuff box I had to giggle because it reminded me of how my dad use to love being a prankster. When he and my mom we're at the checkout counter in the grocery store he would say "Oh honey, don't forget to buy your snuff." lol He thought that was hilarious...my mom did not! He was a riot. Thanks for the giveaway
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Linda Kish said...

This sounds interesting. I haven't read any of Rhys' books yet. It's time to start.

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rbooth43 said...

I love reading mysteries and the French Riviera is a place I will never get to visit except through books. Rhys was born in Bath, England, of a family that was half Welsh, half English.
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rubynreba said...

The French Riveria sounds like an intriguing place to read about!
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I love that it's set in the French Riviera. Looks like a great read. :)

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I have always wanted to try one of her books as I like mysteries.
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The charming heroine and the glamorous setting make me want to read this.
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