Book Reviews of Snobbery with Violence (Edwardian Murder, Bk 1)

Snobbery with Violence (Edwardian Murder, Bk 1)
Snobbery with Violence - Edwardian Murder, Bk 1
Author: Marion Chesney
ISBN-13: 9780312997168
ISBN-10: 0312997167
Publication Date: 5/4/2004
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is an Edwardian mystery written by Marion Chesney, who also writes the Hamish MacBeth mysteries under the pseudonym M.C. Beaton. This is more of an historical romance/mystery.
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Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed this first book in the Edwardian Mystery Series by Marion Chesney (AKA M.C Beaton).....Lady Rose Summer is not your everyday debutante...strong willed, outspoken, a supporter of women's rights, and with a nose for murder... she and her maid get into the thick of the investigation of the murder of a guest at Telby Castle, where she has been sent by her parents to find a suitable husband....I am looking forward to the next in the series....
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Helpful Score: 2
I found this too weak to finish. The writing was overly simplistic, and while the author obviously did historical research to construct her setting, she didn't blend it into her work well.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a mixture of a study of upper class life at the turn of the 20th century and a mystery. After I got into it I found it entertaining.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Book.! I loved the characters..Can't wait to read more!!
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An Edwardian Murder Mystery of the first order.
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1st in series
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I'm nuts about Marion Chesney, whether she wrote regency, Victorian or Edwardian, and also when she writes Agatha Raisin as M. C. Beaton. She combines wit and romance with an acerbic sense of humor that grounds it and makes it more than some lalala fantasy world that I could never believe in. I like this series very much. My favorites of her titles are A Governess of Distinction and The Ghost and Lady Alice. I know she is not to everyone's taste, but she always makes me laugh.
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Murder and mayhem abound at an Edwardian house party in this debut installment of a promising new mystery series. Physically and spiritually wounded during the Boer War, an embittered Captain Harry Cartwright returns to England with neither a purpose nor any financial wherewithal. The impoverished younger son of a baron, he possesses the proper pedigree but no pocketbook. Through a series of coincidences, Harry becomes known as the sort of man who will "fix things"--if the price is right--for upper-crust clients embroiled in delicate situations. Engaged by the syphilitic marquis of Hedley to investigate a murder in his manor during a weekend of veiled sexual high jinks, he clashes with Lady Rose Summer, the disgraced suffragette daughter of a wealthy earl. The sparks fly as haughty Harry and headstrong Rose reluctantly join forces, creating a charming detective duo driven by both mutual intelligence and attraction. Fans of the author's Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin mysteries, written under the name M. C. Beaton, will welcome this new series of historical whodunits. Margaret Flanagan
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Lady Rose, disgraced during her social debut, is invited to a house party during which a malicious young woman is murdered. She teams up with handsome (but embittered) Harry Cathcart to solve the mystery...
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An Edwardian Murder Mystery
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Lady Rose Summer's debut into high society is a complete disaster. Rose's father suspects her fiance Sir Geoffrey Blandon to be afirst-degree blackguard and calls on Captain Harry Cathcart to investigate.
After her scandalous public breakup with Brandon, Rose attends the last-chance soiree 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. As Harry and Rose unravel this web of lies and rumors, a clever murderer sets out to make Rose's disastrous season her last.