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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,090 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marion Chesney Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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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 fiance, Sir Geoffrey Blandon.

But when Harry is caught between his client's desire for discretion and his suspicion that murder may have been committed, he enlists the help of Superintendent Kerridge of the Scotland Yard and Lady Rose herself. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 2/19/2014

    " This author is M.C. Beaton (my favorite author) writing under a different name. This series is set in the early 1800's (?) in England. It is interesting to read about life at that time - especially when comparing it to Rhys Bowen's historical mysteries. But this author is much more engaging. Very well written, fun little mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 2/14/2014

    " Another good mystery by Marion Chesney but I didn't like it quite as much as Sick of Shadows. Now I have to get Hasty Death from the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 2/13/2014

    " Although this is the first book in Chesney's Victorian Murder Mystery series, I read it after book one, Hasty Death. I liked this one better probably because I got to know the characters better. Lady Rose is a Victorian era debutante being forced to live the proper life of a lady, when she really wants to toss the corset and multilayers of clothing and go to work as a typist. Her parents are beside themselves and are threatening to send her to India. Lady Rose is invited to Telby Castle along with other debutantes who are having trouble finding acceptable suitors. While there, 3 murders occur and Lady Rose, her maid Daisy, Captain Cathcart and his man Beckett go about solving the crimes. Along the way we learn about Victorian practices such as putting lead based powder on one's face and the many uses of arsenic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becke | 2/8/2014

    " i enjoyed this book very much. it reminded me quite a bit of Downton Abbey. I have read most of Marion's MC Beaton titles as well "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Toronto1 | 1/26/2014

    " ***** "Snobbery with Violence" (E1) is the first Edwardian London mystery by prolific Marion Chesney, expert at short books and pleasing extensive vocabulary to individualize place, time and person. After tiring of Victorian romances, she wrote murders, contemporary as M.C. Beaton, featuring not-nice Agatha Raisin, then after a Scotland fishing trip gawky Hamish Macbeth, and now, fast explosive action. A brave injured soldier and lovely just-out Lady of inquiring and intelligent natures have equally independent personal servants of compatible and match-making natures. Captain Harry helps the Earl of Hadshire get daughter Lady Rose out of sticky situations, one introduces entertainer-cum-maid Daisy who gets cozy with valet Becket, also in training for his position. Now the young quartet investigate a suspicious death and disappearance from a dubious house-party marriage-mart hosted by an impecunious Lord in a drafty fake castle. I always feel inside Chesney stories, never outside googling excess research trivia. Like Agatha Christie, ageless human motivations are key, but real physical danger threatens, and every plot seems fresh. Despite the fluffy cotton brain candy aspect, I get chips of dark chocolate and nuts that don't claim to make a gourmet torte. Somehow the almost stereotype characters and situations spoof on themselves and make me laugh anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 1/22/2014

    " Listened to it. I would listen to more by this author who also writes under the name M. C. Beaton. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Vespo | 1/16/2014

    " Lady Rose Summer and Captain Harry Cathcarte's story. They both show up when invited to stay with friends during the summer, only to find that all the women that were invited were utter failures from the season. While enjoying their time away, people end up dying. Harry and Rose end up working together to find out who is behind the murders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary G. | 1/12/2014

    " Vintage fun. It had all the hallmarks of a PBS mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol Kerry-green | 1/3/2014

    " Almost gave up on this several times, but perservered through to its lacklustre end - won't be reading any more of these "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 1/2/2014

    " Lots of Edwardian details. Not as funny as her Regency ones, but still pretty good for all that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 12/30/2013

    " Lighthearted murder story - a quick easy read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgie | 8/25/2013

    " Well written, humorous and very, very English. Love it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 fullybook | 11/1/2012

    " After reading Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, I do find this one boring. It took me 4 days just to finish and I had to force myself to read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Irwin | 9/11/2012

    " I have to say I quite enjoyed this! An Edwardian murder story, with the usual mix of strange and dishonest charcters, and a clever hero/heroine that you come to expect from MC Beaton! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 8/4/2012

    " It was nice, but not as fun as Agatha and Hamish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 8/3/2012

    " Entertaining and amusing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/18/2012

    " Characters are totally unlikeable. I wasn't rooting for anyone to get together or to find out who committed the murder, because I didn't care. Not worth your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 4/5/2012

    " really fun quick read - didnt realize Marion Chesney was pseudonym for MC Beaton. Liked the Edwardian setting and the 'modern woman'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/10/2012

    " Edwardian mystery with Lady Rose Summer and her feminist views helped by her trusty sidekick/maid. Rose is rich and beautiful but a nonconformist which lands her in trouble. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pamela Aidan | 2/17/2012

    " The premise is enticing but the execution was so disappointing. Tongue was firmly in cheek and never left it. As much as I enjoyed the author's Regencies, I won't be adding any more of this series to my reading list. --review of the audio version whose reading did not improve upon the plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 2/13/2012

    " I liked the characters, but the themes were to over the top and the mystery was thin and was revealed to fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 1/10/2012

    " Love these Edwardian books. This is the start of what looks to be a very good series of books from this prolific author. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Foggygirl | 8/24/2011

    " A quick fun read, filled with swooning, mellowdrama and murder! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 7/29/2011

    " I think this may be one of my favorites of Marion Chesney's period books. The main characters are interesting and lovable, the story compelling and a bit racy for the time, and the humor very enjoyable. A quick read, but a fun Edwardian mystery and romance. Looking forward to continuing the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgie | 5/22/2011

    " Well written, humorous and very, very English. Love it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 5/11/2011

    " Almost gave up on this several times, but perservered through to its lacklustre end - won't be reading any more of these "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josette | 1/5/2011

    " Disregarding a few niggles (the plot - at times - was rather outlandish, and the dialogue, in places, slightly stilted), I rather liked this. Not as good as her Agatha Raisin series, but an easy, fun, no-brainer....which is just what I was in the mood for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/9/2010

    " Very enjoyable Edwardian set crime novel. If you like Agatha Raisin one of the other series written by this author, you should enjoy this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 H.s. | 10/31/2010

    " is also known as M.C. Beaton (mysteries) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/2/2010

    " Vintage fun. It had all the hallmarks of a PBS mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 7/29/2010

    " really fun quick read - didnt realize Marion Chesney was pseudonym for MC Beaton. Liked the Edwardian setting and the 'modern woman'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/25/2010

    " Edwardian mystery with Lady Rose Summer and her feminist views helped by her trusty sidekick/maid. Rose is rich and beautiful but a nonconformist which lands her in trouble.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 11/21/2009

    " I like the main characters, but I find the story a little too silly and unrealistic. "

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