Snobbery with Violence by M. C. Beaton audiobook

Snobbery with Violence

By M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
Read by Davina Porter

Blackstone Publishing 9781250022486

The Edwardian Murder Mysteries: Book 1

6.60 Hours Unabridged
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In this delightful mystery from the New York Times bestselling author M. C. Beaton imagine if the rebellious sister from Downton Abbey and her maid got mixed up in murder 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 fiancé 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.

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

In this delightful mystery from the New York Times bestselling author M. C. Beaton imagine if the rebellious sister from Downton Abbey and her maid got mixed up in murder

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 fiancé 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 Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“[Davina Porter’s] superb vocal skills add lively grace notes, poignancy to the plight of Rose in her gilded cage, and delightful colors to the portrait of Daisy.” AudioFile
“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
“Old hand Chesney maintains her charm and sassiness while indicting evergreen pomposity and class-status stupidity.” Kirkus Reviews

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English