Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen

Royal Flush
(Royal Spyness #3)
by Rhys Bowen




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Rannoch House
Belgrave Square
London. W.1.
August 12, 1932

It is my opinion that there is no place on earth more uncomfortable than London during a heat wave. I should probably qualify this by confessing that I have never gone up the Congo River in the Heart of Darkness with Conrad, nor have I crossed the Sahara by camel. But at least people venturing to those parts are prepared to be uncomfortable. London is so seldom even vaguely warm that we are always caught completely unprepared. The tube turns into a good imitation of the infamous Black Hole of Calcutta and the smell of unwashed armpits, strap-hanging inches from one’s face, is overwhelming.



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I do usually try to avoid the tube, however. For a country-bred girl like myself the descent into that black hole has always been a cause for alarm–and more so since I was almost pushed under a train by a man who was trying to kill me.


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2 comments on “Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen

  1. I am now very curious…I want to know more, and I’m fascinated. I love that cover, too. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Dagny says:

      It’s a fun series. In this one, Georgie is tricked/coerced into returning to her family home in Scotland – no amenities and the sister-in-law from hell, lol.


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