Crowned and Dangerous By Rhys Bowen: Review/Giveaway

Aug 6, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Theodore Feit

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of Crowned and Dangerous, along with a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

Lady Georgiana Bannoch’s long-time beau, Darcy O’Mara, finally takes the bull by the horns and inveigles her to join him on a trip by car to Scotland, where he intends to finally marry her. But nothing has ever gone smoothly in their relationship, and this adventure proves to be no exception. A blizzard blocks their path, and they’re forced to find shelter for the night. And when they awaken, Darcy buys a newspaper and learns that his father has been arrested for the murder of the person who bought the family castle in Ireland. So, naturally, he hurries off to his father in an effort to prove him innocent, while Georgie returns the car to London, where she meets Princess Alexandra “Zou Zou” Zamanska, a rich Polish emigree who fled her native country after having seen her husband hacked to death. book

Darcy soon tells Georgie that their “engagement” is off because he won’t expose her to the pain and humiliation he anticipates as a result of his father’s situation. Obviously, he thinks him guilty. Instead, Georgie travels to Ireland to stand by Darcy and help prove the father’s innocence. Soon Zou Zou flies in to assist. So they proceed to find out what really happened.

Now, among other questions to be solved: Can the two lovers eventually marry since Georgie is cousin to the king and thirty-fifth in the line of succession? Remember, this all takes place in the 1930s, she is forbidden as a result to marry a Catholic, and the Prince of Wales had to abdicate to marry a twice-divorced American—the pair makes a cameo appearance in this novel. So, if all this is resolved, there’s plenty left for a follow-up novel to which we can look forward and discover if there are any new complications to overcome.

It is a good romp, lots of fun, and is recommended.

To enter to win a copy of Crowned and Dangerous, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “crowned,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen August 13, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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Ted & Gloria Feit live in Long Beach, New York, a few miles outside of New York City. For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in lower Manhattan. Her husband, Ted, is an attorney & former stock analyst, publicist & writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly publications. Having always been avid mystery readers & since they’re now retired, they’re able to indulge their passion. Their reviews appear online as well as in three print publications in the UK & US.


  1. This really soumds like a great book

  2. Lady Georgiana is in for another romp of a mystery. I would love to read this. Rhys Bowen has fun with the character. Thank you for the contest…

  3. This is a wonderful series. I’d love to read this one, too!!

  4. Sounds like a good British read. I haven’t read anything by Ryhs Bowen and this looks like a good one to start with. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Looks like something I would enjoy reading
    Hope I am lucky

  6. I’m sold by just looking at the cover. Thanks for the review and giveaway.


  7. I already own five of Rhys Bowen’s books and would kill to own more of them.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. I have not read this series yet. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Georgie’s stories are wonderfully filled with humor and mystery and atmosphere. I like this series very much.

  10. Id love to start reading this series ~.Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. We have a winner!

  12. I have enjoyed reading each and every one of the books in this series, I look forward to reading this latest.


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