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The Scandalous Lady Wright by M. C. Beaton

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Any fans of M. C. Beaton who wondered what the initials stood for, the answer is Marion Chesney, and it was under this name that The Scandalous Lady Wright was first published. Long before Hamish Macbeth or Agatha Raisin were ever conceived, Beaton made her living writing Regency romance novels and this is the first in a mini-series that concerns three good friends in unhappy marriages – so a little more daring than Austen’s maiden heroines. Sir Benjamin Wright is hugely respected by society, despite his sadistic tendencies at home. When he flies into a rage with his wife one evening he instructs his servants to lock her in her room and threatens to publicly whip her in the morning. That night he’s murdered and though Emma is innocent of his death, society still places the blame at her feet and she must fight for her good name, whilst, inevitably, finding love in the most unexpected of places.

If you like M. C. Beaton you might also like to read books by Simon Brett, Nicola Upson and Catriona McPherson.

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The Scandalous Lady Wright by M. C. Beaton

Fashionable society regards Sir Benjamin Wright with the utmost honour and respect. Yet Lady Emma knows that her husband is, in fact, a drunken jealous brute who delights in humiliating her both in and out of the bedroom. So, his unexpected murder is a blessing, she thinks - that is, until the constable's accusing finger points to her as the murderer. But it soon becomes apparent that her late husband hid many secrets and enemies. When the practical Comte Saint-Juste arrives on the scene offering his services, Lady Emma is about to discover what the French dedication to l'amour really means...

About the Author

M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton is the renowned bestselling author of the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She has written many detective and romance novels alongside having an illustrious career on Fleet Street. Already a household name and, according to Anne Robinson, a ‘national treasure’, she is ranked among John Grisham and Maeve Binchy as a heavyweight of the publishing world. She divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

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6th November 2014


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Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


208 pages


Romantic Fiction
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