The first book in M C Beaton's Edwardian Murder Mystery series - a must for M C Beaton's many fans.
M C Beaton was born in Scotland. She worked for many years as a journalist on Fleet Street. As well as the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, she is the author of the acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mysteries. She divides her time between the Cotswolds, where she lives in a village very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely, and Paris.
Capt. Harry Cathcart, youngest son of a baron, "fixes" awkward situations for members of the British aristocracy. When he investigates the background of a potential suitor for an earl's daughter, Cathcart proves the suitor to be a cad. In the process, though, the daughter suffers the social consequences of scandal-ostracism. Her parents send her to a "second chance" country-house party, where she's entangled in a murder mystery, which she and Cathcart solve together. This is a delightful costume melodrama, featuring wry humor and sleuthing protagonists with a pesky love/ hate relationship. An easy go for most mystery collections. Fans of Chesney's historical romances will enjoy as well. Under the pen name of M.C. Beaton, Chesney also writes the successful Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Marion Chesney (aka M.C. Beaton) launches a sparkling new Edwardian series with Snobbery with Violence. Fans of the author's Agatha Raisin and Hamish Hamilton series should welcome this tale of aristocrats, house parties, servants and murder. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Fans of the author's Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin mysteries . . . will welcome this new series of historical whodunits. - BooklistFans of the author's Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series should welcome this tale of aristocrats, house parties, servants, and murder. - Publishers WeeklyA lighthearted romantic romp through Edwardian snobbery, with hints of the cataclysmic changes in store for high society. - Kirkus Reviews