Edwardian Murder Mysteries
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 566 ratings)
  • 1
    Our Lady of Pain | Marion Chesney

    Our Lady of Pain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Marion Chesney
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    Lady Rose Summer, the wayward Edwardian debutante who keeps getting mixed up in disreputable adventures, would swear she is not a jealous woman. After all, she knows her engagement to private detective Captain Harry Cathcart is only a ploy to keep her parents from shipping her off to India. But then Harry's latest client, Dolores Duval--a vision of curves with a seductive French accent--starts appearing everywhere at his side.

    4 stars if you're a fan of the series

    This is another tongue-in-cheek, campy Edwardian-set cozy like the four previous in the series-- but near the end, I wondered if author Chesney/Beato..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 03 2011 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 2
    Sick of Shadows | Marion Chesney

    Sick of Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Marion Chesney
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    Captain Harry Cathcart and Lady Rose Summer got engaged so Rose can avoid being sent to India with all the other failed debutantes. Bored with endless parties, teas, and balls, Rose befriends Dolly Tremaine, a beautiful young girl newly arrived from the country. Rose is delighted to have a protégé, but their friendship is cut tragically short when Dolly is found floating in a river. Now Harry must solve the mystery of Dolly's death, and keep Rose from being the murderer's next victim.

    wittiest in series to date

    I save this series for when I am really fatigued and want a lighthearted (but not too silly) listen. This is a hoot, besides being a decent light per..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 20 2010 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 3
    Hasty Death | Marion Chesney

    Hasty Death

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Marion Chesney
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (96)

    Lady Rose Summer refuses to abide by her parents' insistence that she marry. Even more distressing, she wants to work. On advice from Captain Harry Cathcart - a noble-born private investigator who knows Rose all too well - her parents agree to let Rose work as a typist and live in a women's hostel. But life as a working woman isn't quite what Rose imagined: When a playboy is murdered, Rose returns to high society to follow a trail of deception, rumors, and devious plots.

    Narrator Davina Porter Makes the Book

    The story is enjoyable if you are looking for an easy listen. It is very predictable and doesn't fill out the characters but then again it is a very ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 30 2011 by Toulon Belle (Prescott, AZ, United States)
  • 4
    Snobbery with Violence: An Edwardian Murder Mystery | Marion Chesney

    Snobbery with Violence: An Edwardian Murder Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Marion Chesney
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (118)

    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 fiance, Sir Geoffrey Blandon.

    campy cozy

    While I'm not a huge fan of Chesney/Beaton's Hamish MacBeth mysteries, I found this novel charming and look forward to the rest in the seies.
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    Reviewed on June 26 2010 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)