Queen of Hearts - Rhys Bowen, Katherine Kellgren

Well, my S&L updates are sadly lagging behind my actually dice rolls and book reads; hopefully I'll pick up the pace on posts.


So my fifth roll using two dice gave me an eight which took me to square #40 and the prompt: "Characters involved in the entertainment industry". The eighth book in Rhys Bowen's Royal Spyness series has been sitting on my TBR pile for a while, and it fits the prompt perfectly. "Queen of Hearts" finds our protag, Lady Georgiana Rannoch, accompanying her actress mother to the US for a quickie Reno divorce and a film shoot in Hollywood. 


TBH, this series started getting old for me around book four, and I'm a little upset with myself for continuing to buy the audiobooks.  Initially the premise was fun, and while the characters were somewhat stereotypical and short on depth, it was still a frothy humorous cozy read. Unfortunately, the continuing lack of character development in later books has led to a cast of mostly annoying caricatures, and the writing can be repetitive and simplistic at times, so my expectations for "Queen of Hearts" aren't high.


ETA: Weakest entry so far. If I didn't already have book nine, I'd bail on the series at this point. :(



Progress to Date:



 1. Author is a woman / start: Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis


     Roll #1 - Two Dice Roll:  3 + 3 = 6

     Timestamp: 2019-02-24 21:59:09 UTC (working on the screen shot thing) 


 7. Author's last name begins with the letters A, B, C, or D: The Mysterious Affair

     At Styles by Agatha Christie 


     Roll #2 - Two Dice Roll:  5 + 5 = 10

     Timestamp: 2019-02-26 07:26:51 UTC


17. Genre - horror: The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters (skipping horror)


       Roll #3



21. Set in Europe: My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell


       Roll #4



32. Genre: thriller: The Dry by Jane Harper


      Roll #5



 40. Characters involved in the entertainment industry: Queen of Hearts by Rhys