Death on a Silver Tray

Death on a Silver Tray

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by Rosemary Stevens
     
 

WINNER OF THE AGATHA AWARD AND THE ROMANTIC TIMES AWARD
When a desperate Duchess of York asks for his help, Beau Brummell wouldn't think of refusing. The cantankerous Countess of Wrayburn has been fatally poisoned, and her paid companion is the prime suspect. Unfortunately, the Duchess is the one who arranged the young woman's employment with the late Countess.… See more details below

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WINNER OF THE AGATHA AWARD AND THE ROMANTIC TIMES AWARD
When a desperate Duchess of York asks for his help, Beau Brummell wouldn't think of refusing. The cantankerous Countess of Wrayburn has been fatally poisoned, and her paid companion is the prime suspect. Unfortunately, the Duchess is the one who arranged the young woman's employment with the late Countess. If the accusations prove true, the scandal would ruin the Duchess's good name.
Ever the gentleman, Brummell hastens to the Wrayburn house to do some inquiring of his own. It doesn't take long to realize that more than one person had motive to poison Lady Wrayburn. And Beau Brummell is going to find out who they are. Because if there's one thing that's never in style, it's murder.

"George Bryan "Beau" Brummell, the arbiter of fashion in Regency England, may seem an unlikely protagonist for a crime novel, but Stevens . . . brings off this debut mystery with great èlan. Readers of both historical mysteries and Regency romances will eagerly await sequels."
Publishers Weekly

“With DEATH ON A SILVER TRAY, Ms. Stevens has pulled a hat trick: The novel likely will appeal equally to fans of romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. For that matter, it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a well told tale.”
Richmond Times Dispatch

“If P.G. Wodehouse had decided to write mysteries set in the Regency period with a sleuth who’s a combination of both Jeeves and Bertie, he might have come up with a character much like Rosemary Stevens’ Beau Brummell.”
The Mystery Reader Reviews

“A light, excity 1805 England is re-created with expertise, stylish prose, and dry humor.”
Library Journal

“Witty and stylish mysteries with good historical background. The writing is as elegant as Beau Brummell himself. Well done, Rosemary Stevens!”
M.C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney) author of the Agatha Raisin
And Hamish MacBeth mystery novels

“Beau Brummell makes a dandy sleuth. Rosemary Stevens’ dashing detective romps through Regency England exposing the wickedness beneath the wit, wealth, and often heartless snobbery of an elegant era.”
Carole Nelson Douglas, Author of the Midnight Louie Mysteries

“Ms. Stevens has scored a triumph in this first Beau Brummell mystery. Who could be a more perfect detective? He has access to every drawing room, all the secrets, and is such a dashing hero-type. Her portrayal of this period and of Beau is masterly done.”
Rendezvous Magazine

“Beau Brummell, the legendary aesthete and Savile Row patron saint, is brought to life in the role of a fashionable society sleuth in a historical fiction. A light, fast, witty, and clever read. Expect a pleasant surprise from this unlikely exposition in Style.”
Savile Row Webzine for Gentlemen

“DEATH ON A SILVER TRAY is a delightful book that will thrill mystery lovers and regency fans equally. The mystery is a solid, classic tale, well clued and guaranteed to keep the reader guessing. Stevens does very well with her regency setting, capturing the essence of Brummell and the spirit of the times. Numerous historical figures add to the reader’s enjoyment. As a bonus, there is a delightfully fastidious Siamese called Chakkri. Sit back, relax, and enjoy one of the most entertaining reads.”
Romantic Times Magazine
"Beau Brummell proves as adept at sniffing out a murderer as he is at squashing the socially pretentious in Rosemary Stevens's delightful debut mystery. A charmer from first page to last." Dean James, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"George Bryan "Beau" Brummell, the arbiter of fashion in Regency England, may seem an unlikely protagonist for a crime novel, but Stevens . . . brings off this debut mystery with great èlan. Readers of both historical mysteries and Regency romances will eagerly await sequels."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015643022
Publisher:
Rosemary Stevens
Publication date:
09/24/2012
Series:
Beau Brummell Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
521,382
File size:
1 MB

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