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AuthorM C Beaton
PublisherSt. Martins Press-3pl
Publication Date41282
EditorHope Dellon
Book DescriptionWhen 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.
Editorial Review"A sparkling new Edwardian series...Fans of the author's Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series should welcome this tale of aristocrats, house parties, servants and murder." --Publishers Weekly "Old hand Chesney maintains her charm and sassiness while indicting evergreen pomposity and class-status stupidity." --Kirkus "A delightful costume melodrama, featuring wry humor and sleuthing protagonists with a pesky/love hate relationship. An easy go for most mystery collections." --Library Journal "Murder and mayhem abound at an Edwardian house party in this debut installment of a promising new mystery series." --Booklist
About the AuthorM. C. BEATON, the British guest of honor at Bouchercon 2006, is a New York Times bestselling romance and suspense writer who has been hailed as the "Queen of Crime" (The Globe and Mail). She is the author of more than twenty-five Agatha Raisin novels, whose fans range from the actress Elizabeth Hurley to the Archbishop of Canterbury, as well as the Hamish Macbeth series. Born in Scotland, she now divides her time between Paris and the English Cotswolds.