The first book in M C Beaton's Edwardian Murder Mystery series - a must for M C Beaton's many fans.
After a brief and ill-advised dalliance with the Suffragette movement, Lady Rose Summers' debut season in London society turns out to be a complete disaster. Rose's father suspects that her fiance, Sir Geoffrey Blandon, is a first class scoundrel and calls in Captain Harry Cathcart to investigate.
But when a malicious guest is found dead in suspicious circumstances, Rose becomes far more interested in discovering the truth than in landing a more appropriate suitor. As Harry and Rose begin to unravel this web of lies and rumours, a clever murderer sets out to make Rose's disastrous first season her last.
Fans of the author's Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin mysteries . . . will welcome this new series of historical whodunits. - Booklist
Fans of the author's Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series should welcome this tale of aristocrats, house parties, servants, and murder. - Publishers Weekly
A lighthearted romantic romp through Edwardian snobbery, with hints of the cataclysmic changes in store for high society. - Kirkus Reviews
M.C. Beaton (1936-2019) was the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and have sold more than twenty-two million copies worldwide. She is consistently the most borrowed UK adult author in British libraries, and her Agatha Raisin books have been turned into a TV series on Sky.