Edwardian Murder Mysteries

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 645 ratings

Snobbery with Violence Publisher's Summary

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.

But when Harry is caught between his client's desire for discretion and his suspicion that murder may have been committed, he enlists the help of Superintendent Kerridge of the Scotland Yard and Lady Rose herself.

©2003 Marion Chesney. All rights reserved. (P)2004 BBCA
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  • Book 1

    • Snobbery with Violence

    • An Edwardian Murder Mystery
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • campy cozy

    • By connie on 06-26-10

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 2

    • Hasty Death

    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator Davina Porter Makes the Book

    • By Toulon Belle on 10-30-11

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 3

    • Sick of Shadows

    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • wittiest in series to date

    • By connie on 12-20-10

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 4

    • Our Lady of Pain

    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    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 out of 5 stars
    • 4 stars if you're a fan of the series

    • By connie on 02-03-11

    Regular price: $13.96