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Sick of Shadows (Edwardian Murder Mysteries Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

M.C. Beaton
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It would seem that even a pretend engagement cannot keep Lady Rose Summer from trouble. Bored with endless parties, teas and balls, she befriends Dolly Tremaine, a beautiful young girl newly arrived from the country and overwhelmed by the demands of the Season. Their friendship is cut tragically short, however, when Dolly is found dead in the river, with flowers in her hair and blood on her breast.



Rose immediately summons her fiancé, investigator Captain Harry Cathcart, to help solve the mystery of Dolly's death - and to keep her from becoming the murderer's next victim.


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    "A lighthearted romantic romp" Kirkus Reviews on Sick of Shadows "A sparkling new Edwardian series... Fans of the author's Agatha Raisin and Hamish Hamilton series should welcome this tale of aristocrats, house parties, servants and murder" Publishers Weekly on Snobbery with Violence"

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    The third book in M.C. Beaton's Edwardian murder mystery series - a must for her many fans

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 517 KB
    • Print Length: 224 pages
    • Publisher: C & R Crime (30 Sept. 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0042RU4DU
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,138 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Rose and Daisy in danger 1 Oct. 2010
    By Damaskcat HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Lady Rose Summer is engaged to Captain Harry Cathcart - a private investigator. But she is getting rather tired of him not attending social functions with her because he is busy on cases. She makes friends with Dolly Tremaine, a debutante only to find her murdered body when she goes to meet her in Hyde Park one morning. This puts Lady Rose and her companion Daisy Levine in personal danger and they are forced to take drastic action to avoid coming to a sticky end.

    Rose as ever gets herself into some sticky situations simply because she is bored and curious. At times it seems as though she and Harry are finally seeing eye to eye and then they are at daggers drawn again. Will their engagement - which was only entered into to stop Rose's parents shipping her off to India - survive their latest arguments?

    I enjoyed this third book in the series as the regular characters are developing - Harry and Rose, Daisy and Harry's manservant Becket. I like the style of writing which has the down to earth quality evident in this author's other two series - Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth. I also like the historical background to the story which shows clearly how differently women were treated only one hundred years ago.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A MADCAP SCREWBALL MYSTERY..., 9 Feb. 2012
    By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Format:Paperback
    I am a huge fan of the author's two other mystery series, that of Agatha Raisin and that of Hamish Macbeth, which she writes under the name M.C. Beaton. I am also now enjoying this Edwardian mystery series. These are a farcical and madcap in tone, with a touch of romance. Light hearted and silly, they are easy, quick, fun reads.

    In this third installment in the adventures of Lady Rose and Captain Harry Cathcart, Lady Rose finds herself once again firmly under her parents' supervision, attending balls and soirees one after another. She befriends poor Dolly Tremaine, society's most beautiful debutante of the season, who is somewhat of a country bumpkin. Unfortunately, Dolly's sojourn in high society will be a relatively brief one, as she is stabbed to death by person or persons unknown.

    Lady Rose and Captain Harry now endeavor to uncover the mystery behind Dolly's murder. As always, someone is trying to put an end to Lady Rose's sleuthing. Her long suffering companion, Daisy, is there alongside Lady Rose, often coming to her rescue at great peril to herself. Captain Harry can barely keep up with the antics of his fiancée, and keeping her safe seems to be something that he cannot seem to guarantee. With all that is going on, their romance certainly has its share of ups and downs. The perils of Pauline have nothing on what awaits Lady Rose, as she tries to show her beleaguered fiancée just how clever she can be.

    As with the other books in the series, the mystery is not what keeps one reading the book, as the plotting is a bit loose and a somewhat far-fetched. What keeps one reading are the farcical elements of the book, which are amusing.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! 25 Feb. 2011
    Format:Paperback
    I absolutely love 'Sick of The Shadows' and indeed this whole M.C. Beaton series.
    I stumbled upon them accidentally and I have to say that I've never looked back. If you're looking for an interesting (but light) read with great wit and humour, then this book is the one for you.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A MADCAP SCREWBALL MYSTERY... 23 Aug. 2010
    By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    I am a huge fan of the author's two other mystery series, that of Agatha Raisin and that of Hamish Macbeth, which she writes under the name M.C. Beaton. I am also now enjoying this Edwardian mystery series. These are a farcical and madcap in tone, with a touch of romance. Light hearted and silly, they are easy, quick, fun reads.

    In this third installment in the adventures of Lady Rose and Captain Harry Cathcart, Lady Rose finds herself once again firmly under her parents' supervision, attending balls and soirees one after another. She befriends poor Dolly Tremaine, society's most beautiful debutante of the season, who is somewhat of a country bumpkin. Unfortunately, Dolly's sojourn in high society will be a relatively brief one, as she is stabbed to death by person or persons unknown.

    Lady Rose and Captain Harry now endeavor to uncover the mystery behind Dolly's murder. As always, someone is trying to put an end to Lady Rose's sleuthing. Her long suffering companion, Daisy, is there alongside Lady Rose, often coming to her rescue at great peril to herself. Captain Harry can barely keep up with the antics of his fiancée, and keeping her safe seems to be something that he cannot seem to guarantee. With all that is going on, their romance certainly has its share of ups and downs. The perils of Pauline have nothing on what awaits Lady Rose, as she tries to show her beleaguered fiancée just how clever she can be.

    As with the other books in the series, the mystery is not what keeps one reading the book, as the plotting is a bit loose and a somewhat far-fetched. What keeps one reading are the farcical elements of the book, which are amusing.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read
    Absolutely brilliant, by M C Beaton! No need to say more!!!!!!
    Published 21 days ago by Tanya's
    4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed reading it and customer delivery and service was
    as i am a fan of m c beaton books, enjoyed reading it and customer delivery and service was excellent
    Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable read
    I really enjoy all of MC Beaton's books. Having gone through all the Hamish Macbeth (on Audible as well!) and Agatha Raisin I decided to start on her Regency and Edwardian novels. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Soosie
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    good read
    Published 4 months ago by Mrs F. J. Mould
    5.0 out of 5 stars As good as usual
    A silly story, but great fun. I love MC Beaton.
    Published 5 months ago by Ms
    5.0 out of 5 stars A romantic frolic
    How does M.C. Beaton keep up the writing of so many fluffy stories which nevertheless give amusement and intrigue? Read more
    Published 11 months ago by manley
    4.0 out of 5 stars Sick of Shadows
    I enjoyed this book and read it very quickly. It follows on from the other books in the series and has a fitting ending. An easy reading enjoyable book. Read more
    Published 16 months ago by mrs m a duffty
    5.0 out of 5 stars Holiday reading
    I really enjoyed this book. It is very light reading and very suitable for relaxing with a cuppa on holiday.
    Published 18 months ago by christina leach
    5.0 out of 5 stars A good book to travel with.
    I have now read all four books in the Edwardian Murder Mystery series. This series were written some time ago & like all of M C Beaton’s books they are easy reading probably what... Read more
    Published on 28 May 2013 by IT Girl
    5.0 out of 5 stars A good yarn.
    Loved it!
    good storyline, funny in places. Likeable characters that made you want to know what happens to them. Most enjoyable.
    Published on 1 April 2013 by Sue Marsh
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