Snobbery With Violence
Lady Rose Summer's debut into high society is a complete disaster. Rose's father suspects her fiancé Sir Geoffrey Blandon to be nothing more than a first-degree blackguard and calls on Captain Harry Cathcart, the impoverished younger son of a baron, to investigate. After Harry brings forth... show more
Lady Rose Summer's debut into high society is a complete disaster. Rose's father suspects her fiancé Sir Geoffrey Blandon to be nothing more than a first-degree blackguard and calls on Captain Harry Cathcart, the impoverished younger son of a baron, to investigate. After Harry brings forth evidence of Blandon's dishonorable intentions, a scandalous public breakup follows. To redeem her name, Rose attends the last-chance soirée at Telby Castle for aristocratic women with dubious matrimonial prospects. But when a malicious guest is found dead under strange circumstances, Rose becomes far more intrigued with discovering the truth than with landing a suitor. From Telby Castle's whisper-filled corridors to country lanes with secrets at every turn, Harry and Rose must unravel a web of lies, rumors, and perilous plots as a clever murderer sets out to make Rose's disastrous season her last.
Publish date: May 16th 2004
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 243
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.
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