Snobbery with Violence by M. C. Beaton
An Edwardian Murder Mystery (Edwardian Murder Mysteries)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating

Synopsis

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 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 the Edwardian world of parties, servants, and scandal, Snobbery with Violence is a delightful combination of murderous intrigue and high society. Snobbery with Violence was originally published under the name "M.C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney."

 

About M. C. Beaton

See more books from this Author
M.C. Beaton lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. In addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, she writes the Agatha Raisin mystery series.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 260 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, War. Fiction

Reader Rating for Snobbery with Violence
77%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 62 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×