Hasty Death: An Edwardian Murder Mystery

Hasty Death: An Edwardian Murder Mystery

by M. C. Beaton
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Hasty Death: An Edwardian Murder Mystery by M. C. Beaton

Eager to join the working classes, Lady Rose Summer has abandoned the comforts of her parents' home to become self-supporting. But life as a working woman isn't quite what Rose had imagined---long hours as a typist and nights spent in a dreary women's hostel are not very empowering when you're poor, cold, and tired. Luckily for Rose, her drudgery comes to a merciful end when she learns of the untimely death of an acquaintance.

Freddy Pomfret, a silly and vacuous young man, was almost certainly up to no good before he was shot dead in his London flat. When Rose discovers incriminating evidence pointing to several members of her class, she returns to London high society in order to investigate properly. With the help of Captain Harry Cathcart and Superintendent Kerridge of Scotland Yard, Rose prepares to do the social rounds—uncovering a devious blackmail plot and an unexpected killer.

Set in Britain during the Edwardian world of parties, servants, and scandal, M. C. Beaton's Hasty Death is a delightful combination of murderous intrigue and high society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429902731
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Series: Edwardian Murder Series , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 99,270
File size: 551 KB

About the Author

M.C. Beaton, the widely acclaimed author of historical romances written under the name Marion Chesney, also writes the popular Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth mystery series. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between the English Cotswolds and Paris.
M. C. Beaton, who was the British guest of honor at Bouchercon 2006, has been hailed as the "Queen of Crime" (The Globe and Mail). In addition to her New York Times and USA Today bestselling Agatha Raisin novels, Beaton is the author of the Hamish Macbeth series and four Edwardian mysteries. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between the English Cotswolds and Paris.

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Hasty Death 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having enjoyed Ms. Beaton's Hamish Macbeth series, I was excited to find thls series available through B&N. I was a bit disappointed as I found the story dragged on lacking the charm and color of the Hamish adventures. But still, it is an easy read and perhaps the series will improve. I should also mention that I didn't care for the Agatha Raisen mysteries either, for the same reasons. The details of Edwardian era London are interesting and may make these stories worth reading for some. I think that if you are a fan of Agatha Raisen, you will probably like this series as well.
Quilter75 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Marion Chesney (M.C. Beaton) Mysteries I have read all that she was written so far. This one is just as good as all the rest.
Mirade More than 1 year ago
If you are already a fan of the "Agatha Raisin" series, you'll love this. It is the historical English version and just as addictive!
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