Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

Berkley. (Royal Spyness, Bk. 12). Aug. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780425283523. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698410268. M
OrangeReviewStarWhether channeling her great-grandmother Queen Victoria or exclaiming "golly" when faced with a quandary, Lady Georgiana Rannough rises above her circumstances like a meringue. In her 12th adventure (after On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service), the still penniless aristocrat is planning her wedding to the dashing but equally impoverished Darcy O'Mara. Fortunately, friends and family are helping out with the preparations. Georgina is offered a staffed country estate to make her new home by her globe-trotting former stepfather only to find the faithful retainers of her youth have been replaced by unlikely and uncooperative servants—one of whom even turned on the gas tap in her bedroom. Was this an accident or an attempt on her life? Georgina senses trouble is afoot and investigates.
VERDICT Those who cannot get enough of royal weddings will be charmed, as will Anglophiles, and anyone who loves a solid mystery. Fans of the genre will savor this gentle, humorous read. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/18.]
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