Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5) by Rhys Bowen

Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5)

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.As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice-as Coco Chanel herself asks...

Details Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5)

TitleNaughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5)
Release DateSep 6th, 2011
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Historical Mystery, Cozy Mystery

Reviews Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5)

  • Zyra
    these books are so good. cozy, light reads but page turning. i would have liked if there was more of Darcy & Georgina's romance.all in all perfect relaxing read.
  • Bethany
    5/15/11: *gasp* She's writing another one! Will Georgie finally be deflowered by Darcy?!?! I don't know how long I can wait to find out!!! :P9/22/11: Welp, looks like there's going to be another book in this series. For some reason, I have no doubt that we are to be strung along at least until Georgie and Darcy's relationship is, er... consummated. Of course, this consummation could take the form of marriage even; I don't know! Still, I'm not com...
  • Ingie
    Review written June 9, 20183.7 Stars - Enjoying and funny mystery solving...Book #5**********************************************« Lady Georgie 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. »Our heroine Lady Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie Rannoch, is a noble young lady and a cousin of...
  • Judith Starkston
    Rhys Bowen’s latest offering in her Royal Spyness series, Naughty in Nice, is pure fun. The French Riviera in 1933, Coco Chanel, Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor lurking on the sidelines, handsome scoundrels and clever thieves, gorgeous gowns and too much champagne, not to mention a dark, handsome lover and a clever if somewhat naïve young Lady Georgiana (cousin to Queen Mary) out to solve all the puzzles even if it puts her life in danger...
  • Kiri
    This series officially counts as a guilty pleasure. I really look forward to another lighthearted romp through a 1920's/30's style murder and mayhem high-society style with Georgie and Co. This book whisks us away to Nice in the winter of 1933, at HRH Queen Mary's behest. (I won't say why it'll spoil the plot). We get a right dose of Fig before departing London and a view of the soup-lines and general conditions of the Depression. Seriously Fig n...
  • Natalia
    4.5 Stars
  • Nancy
    The Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen features engaging, impoverished noblewoman Lady Georgiana Rannoch as heroine. In this installment, Georgie is ordered by her relative, the Queen, to recover a stolen snuffbox from Sir Toby Groper, a private collector currently residing in Nice. Excited for the change of scenery from dreary England, Georgie heads for the coast, meeting Coco Chanel along the way. And who other than Georgie’s own mother owns ...
  • Anna Kim
    It's funny to read other reviewers admit that this is their guilty pleasure, because that's kind of how I feel. The stories in the series are just frothy and not particularly deep. Georgie isn't a an especially good detective, either; she barely manages to (literally) stumble unto the clues that help her solve the mysteries. Speaking of which, the clumsiness is getting a bit tiresome. I know that's a character trait of hers, but it's starting to ...
  • Bart
    Actual rating: 3.75
  • Matthew Hunter
    Better effort by Bowen here. The "when will Georgie lose her virginity" storyline continues, though somewhat muted compared to prior installments. A few characters other than Georgie and her grandfather come across as likable. I'm still at a loss as to why Georgie would consider Belinda her best friend. Fig still needs to fall off a cliff. Darcy's a romance novel cliche. But what's this? A smidge of likability from G's mom? Also, a very fun and c...
  • Hannah
    Naughty in Nice took Georgie’s character developments in a great new direction and highlighted the fact that she’s really made giant leaps since the beginning of the series. I always love it when characters progress. We also see some changes in her family circumstances and the formation of important new social connections for Georgie. However, “Wherefore art thou, Darcy?” was my first thought when I realized that Darcy was pretty much MIA...
  • Summer
    The Her Royal Spyness series is a fluffy historical mystery series that takes place around Europe during the early 1930's. It's protagonist is a young woman named Lady Georgiana who is 34th in line for the British crown. Despite her social position her family is near penniless and the British royal family keeps asking her to assist them in various ways unaware of her situation. Each book also has a light mystery in which Lady Georgiana gets invol...
  • Jonathan
    This series has once again surprised me by getting even better than the last four! In Naughty in Nice the queen asks Georgie to retrieve a very expensive snuffbox for her, but when a murdered body shows up and Georgie becomes the number one suspect what can she do but investigate the murder? With a great cast of new characters, including Coco Chanel, and some returning characters this book was simply wonderful and I finished it in one night!The c...
  • Pamela Shropshire
    This installment of the Royal Spyness series was a lot of fun. It would have been more fun if not for the stupid misunderstanding between Georgie and Darcy, but I realize their estrangement served a dual purpose: it allowed Georgie to be free for a flirtation with the sexy jewel thief who calls himself the Marquis of Ronchard, and it maintains the sexual tension between G & D for another book. Will they or won't they? or when will they?Instead of...
  • Jennifer Rayment
    I thoroughly enjoy this delightfully British mystery series set in the 30's. This installment Georgie (once again thanks to the Queen) is set out on special mission which takes her to Nice. There are plenty of twists and turns and hijinks occur as always. . Georgie, due to instances which I cannot discuss as it will ruin the story, begins a romance with a charming and sexy French man. I got a huge kick out of the introduction of Coco Chanel, whic...
  • Susan Johnson
    Reading this Royal series is like spending the afternoon eating chocolates on the sofa. It's a great way to spend the day. There's just something so entertaining about the Lady Georgiana and her quest to have a bearable life. She's just so hamstrung with the poverty of her family and yet so closely tied to the Royal Family that she has few options. Luckily, this time the Queen sends her to the Riviera and finally Georgie gets to kick up her heels...
  • ✨Susan✨
    This series is one of my favorites, it is always entertaining, humorous and creative. In this addition Georgiana is off to Nice with the hope of inter-mingling with the notorious, young, European jet setters. Her main adjective is to retrieve a snuff box that was taken from a gathering hosted by The Royals. It must be a clandestine operation because it would not be appropriate to implicate any of the attendees, however, the Queen is quite certain...
  • Betty
    Lady Georgiana is spending the winter in Nice. All the regular characters are there to liven thing up. Queen Mary has paid her way and Georgie agrees to do favor for HRM. Her Mother meets her at casino and invites Georgia to stay with her. Coco Chanel is holding a show and Georgie is modeling wear the Queens necklace. Georgie stumbles and the necklace is stolen. Trying to find one of the items Georgie finds a murdered man. The French inspector ac...
  • Dichotomy Girl
    3.5 Stars Many of you may not know this about me, but I read fluffy little mysteries as a guilty pleasure. I prefer British ones the best. It started when I discovered Agatha Christie in my early 20's, and though nothing compares I enjoy a quaint little who-done-it.As much as I enjoy these books, I sometimes get frustrated. I just want to scream: (view spoiler)[ "Put that bitchy Fig in her place, get your neglectful, philandering mother to contri...
  • Francesca
  • Fred
    This book is the fifth in The Royal Spyness Series. I really enjoy this series, need to read #4) and I think this is the best one yet.The London house is being closed as Lady Georgianna's, 34th in line for the throne, brother and his family are preparing to go the Riveria. Unfortunately there is no money for Georgie and her maid to go with them. But then the Queen asks if Georgie would undertake a secret mission to recover a valuable snuffbox tha...
  • Lauren
    One of my requirements when reading murder mysteries is that the protagonist can’t be too dumb to live. If I’m rolling my eyes because of a protagonist’s pointless stupidity, I’m getting pulled out of the story, and the whole reason I read murder mysteries is to get pulled into a story.In the fifth installment of Her Royal Spyness, our plucky heroine Georgie sadly crossed into eye-rolling territory.While Naughty in Nice has the most compl...
  • Christina/ The Blog for Teachers, Readers, & Life!
    This addicting series has everything!IntrigueHumorDelightful charactersHistorical backgroundI love Bowen’s writing style! I can actually visualize being there with the main character!I highly recommend this fun read!
  • Julia
    Another delightful, cozy mystery in the Her Royal Spyness series. This one takes place in Nice, as the title indicates. Georgie's mother plays a more prominent role in this mystery, which was nice to see. Coco Chanel also makes an appearance!
  • Ryan
    Book number 5, and I'm still in love with Georgie,her mother, Darcy, Belinda, and all the rest of them. As you know, I'm a huge mystery fan, but I've never been one into the "cozy" classification of mysteries all that much. I find most of them to be rather predictable and full of stock characters that could easily pass back and forth between authors. But there is something so fun and lively about Georgie, that I can't help but keep coming back fo...
  • Thenia
    Poor Georgiana - she's definitely a trouble magnet!This time she finds herself in France, on a mission to retrieve a stolen item of the queen's. As her terrible luck would have it, the man who now has the item is pretty despicable and her mission proves to be more complicated than she would have expected.Her finances are still abysmal, her family, at least part of it, still insufferable and a misunderstanding has caused a drift between her and he...
  • Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
    Probably the best work in this series to date, and so very, very evocative of The Mystery of the Blue Train. Having read that first will enhance your enjoyment of this book (if you like The Blue Train, anyway, which I do despite its flaws). I wouldn't necessarily say that you should read it just to be informed before reading this one, but the idea is worth considering. Anyway, Georgiana would still take the gold medal, if long jumping to conclusi...
  • Ed
    #5 in the Royal Spyness series. This series entry won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel. I don't usually get enthused over historical novels - but this easy reading series is a hoot. The year is 1933 and Queen Mary of England sends Lady Georgiana Rannoch (impoverished, but 34th in line for the throne)to Nice to recover a stolen snuffbox. Lightweight fare, but Georgie meets CoCo Chanel and her business partner, re-encounters Mrs. Sim...
  • Danielle Gonzalez
    I really enjoyed this 5th installment in Her Royal Spyness Mystery series. It's winter in London and cold and dreary. Georgie's brother and nasty sister-in-law, are heading to the French Riviera for the winter, and leaving Georgie to close up the London house and fend for herself. At the same time, the Queen of England invites Georgie for lunch. When the Queen finds that Georgie has been abandoned, she figures a clever way to get Georgie to Nice ...
  • Lesa Divine
    Good cozy read. I'm so in love with these characters. Love Georgiana so love her friend Belinda oh and her crazy maid. Another case to be solved by Georgine. She's on the case. I'm on to the next book in this series.