Snobbery with Violence
When a marriage proposal appears imminent for the beautiful -- if rebellious -- Lady Rose Summer, her father wants to know if her suitor's intentions are honorable. He calls on Captain Harry Cathcart, the impoverished younger son of a baron, to do some intelligence work on the would-be fiancee,... show more
When a marriage proposal appears imminent for the beautiful -- if rebellious -- Lady Rose Summer, her father wants to know if her suitor's intentions are honorable. He calls on Captain Harry Cathcart, the impoverished younger son of a baron, to do some intelligence work on the would-be fiancee, Sir Geoffrey Blandon.After his success in uncovering Geoffrey's dishonorable motives, Harry fashions a career out of "fixing" things for wealthy aristocrats. So when the Marquess of Hedley finds one of his guests dead at a lavish house party, he knows just the man to call.But when Harry is caught between his client's desire for discretion and his suspicion that murder may indeed have been committed, he enlists the help of Superintendent Kerridge of the Scotland Yard and Lady Rose, also a guest at Lord Hedley's.Set in Britain and the Edwardian world of parties, servants, and scandal, M. C. Beaton's Snobbery with Violence is a delightful combination of murderous intrigue and high society.
Publish date: January 8th 2013
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Cozy Mystery
, Murder Mystery
Series: Edwardian Murder Mysteries (#1)
Series: Edwardian Murder Mysteries #1 This is an Edwardian mystery with a naïve young woman called Rose and a slightly older gentleman with a war wound as amateur detectives when a woman is found dead at a country house party. The period information was sometimes over-explained, Rose was incredibl...
An average mystery set during the Edwardian era, this book left me cold. The writing was clean but primitive, and the characters only sketched out. Nobody is alive in the novel, and I didn’t care for anyone there. What the author does show is a huge class divide. It is gaping wide open, and the poli...
bookshelves: summer-2015, tbr-busting-2015, series, first-in-series, edwardian, britain-england, cosy, mystery-thriller, published-2003, explosion, class-war Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Miriam Read from August 06, 2009 to June 05, 2015 Narrated by Davina Porter6 hours 39 minsDescription: Lady Ro...
After reading so many TSTL female heroines in YA fiction lately, I decided it was time for a change of pace. A nice, cozy turn-of-the century historical sleuthing mystery. Sure, why not? I generally love my historical female sleuths, be it the spirited Lady Julia Grey, the lovely and undaunted Lady ...
Historical mystery set in Edwardian England. Pretty lightweight but the likable characters, English house party plot, and narration by Davina Porter made it a fun listen.