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Hasty Death by M. C. Beaton

Hasty Death

Part of the Edwardian Murder Mysteries Series
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Continuing the Edwardian Mystery series we find Lady Rose Summer striking out as an independent lady, hoping to support herself, but her new life isn’t quite as exciting as she hoped for. Not to worry, old acquaintance Captain Harry Cathcart soon comes along with a murder investigation he needs her help with. A good fun crime caper.

Edwardian Murder Mystery Series:
1. Snobbery with Violence
2. Hasty Death
3. Sick of Shadows
4. Our Lady of Pain

If you like M. C. Beaton you might also like to read books by Carola Dunn, Simon Brett and Loretta Chase.

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Persons Unknown, the second book in Susie Steiner's crime thriller series, is now out in paperback and to mark the publication we are giving away paperback copies of both Missing, Presumed and Persons Unknown to THREE lucky winners!

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Hasty Death by M. C. Beaton

The future's not so rosy for Lady Rose Summer ...Longing for a life of emancipation, Lady Rose Summer has abandoned the comforts of her parent's house to become self supporting. But life as a working woman isn't quite as liberating as Rose has imagined - fortunately for her, though, her drudgery comes to an end when old acquaintance Freddy Pomfret is murdered and her help - and upper class connections - are required by amateur sleuth Captain Harry Cathcart. So as Rose and Harry prepare to take on the usual Edwardian social rounds, little do they expect to uncover a devious blackmail plot and an unexpected killer.


Fans of the author's Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin mysteries . . . will welcome this new series of historical whodunits. * Booklist * An amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep fans turning the pages. * Publishers Weekly *

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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Publication date

26th August 2010


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Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson


256 pages


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