Sunday, March 10, 2013

Snobbery with Violence by Marion Chesney

My mom picked this one up at the library and it fit in with my current British theme.  Set in the early 1900s, Lady Rose and Captain Cathcart find themselves trying to solve a murder at a Castle.  The story is full of intrigue and English high society...perfect entertainment for my commute, although I'm not sure I would have read this one if it had not been an audio version.

From Amazon:

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 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.

Read: March 2013 via CD from the library

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