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Love and Death Among the Cheetahs : A Royal Spyness Mystery.
2019
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Georgie is excited when Darcy announces out of the blue that they are flying to Kenya for their extended honeymoon. It is only after they arrive that she suspects he has actually been sent there on an assignment. She tries not to be angry, because she is, after all, in a paradise!

They are picked up in Nairobi and taken to a lovely house in Happy Valley--the center of upper-class English life there. Darcy finally confides that there have been some spectacular robberies in London and Paris, and it is suspected that the thief was a member of the aristocracy and may have fled to Kenya.

Georgie is shocked at the completely decadent lifestyle that involves wild parties and rampant infidelity. One of the leading lights in the community, Lord Cheriton, makes a play for Georgie. She rebuffs him. Then he is found dead along a lonely stretch of road. At first it seems to be a lion attack. But why was he on that stretch of road, alone, late at night? It seems the Happy Valley community wants to close the case, but as Georgie and Darcy investigate, almost everyone has a motive to want Lord Cheriton dead.
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A honeymoon in Kenya is a surprise for Lady Georgiana Rannoch, granddaughter of Queen Victoria and thirty-fourth in line for the throne, after she marries Darcy O'Mara in 1935. He announces the plan after several postnuptial days on a houseboat on the Thames, and Georgie is suspicious that this is a trip for more than pleasure. She's right: while the Queen asks Georgie to keep an eye on the Prince of Wales in Africa, so that he doesn't run off with Mrs. Simpson, Darcy is tasked with finding a jewel thief and more. Soon after the couple arrives in Happy Valley where the upper-class English residents are devoted to drink, drugs, and bed-hopping a prominent member of the community, thrice-married Lord Cheriton, makes a pass at Georgie. Days later Georgie and Darcy decline the activities at one of Lady Idina Sackville's infamous parties and leave early, only to come upon Cheriton's partially eaten body off the road near his car. Then someone begins threatening the couple's safety as they prepare for a safari. An appealing addition to the Royal Spyness mystery series, with hints of the political upheavals that lie ahead.--Michele Leber Copyright 2019 Booklist
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