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Our Lady of Pain (Edwardian Murder Mysteries Book 4) by [Beaton, M.C.]
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Praise for the Edwardian Mysteries of Marion Chesney
"If you missed the first novel in this series, get it right away."
"---The Globe and Mail "(Toronto)
"Sick of Shadows"
"A tidy and well-executed mystery/historical with strong overtones of romance: light entertainment for all collections."
"---Library Journal"
"A lighthearted romantic romp through Edwardian snobbery, with hints of the cataclysmic changes in store for high society substituting for any serious mystery."
"---Kirkus Reviews"
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"An entertaining and charming tale a fantastic Edwardian amateur sleuth mystery."
"---""Midwest"" Book Review"
"Hasty Death"
"Once again Chesney has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fans turning the pages."
"---Publishers Weekly"
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"Another cozy charmer."
"---Library Journal"
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"If you are a fan of well-written traditional mysteries, Lord Peter, and Albert Campion, you might want to try this series."
"---Reviewing the Evidence"
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If you missed the first novel in this series, get it right away. "The Globe and Mail (Toronto) on the Edwardian Mysteries of Marion Chesney"

A tidy and well-executed mystery/historical with strong overtones of romance: light entertainment for all collections. "Library Journal on Sick of Shadows"

A lighthearted romantic romp through Edwardian snobbery, with hints of the cataclysmic changes in store for high society substituting for any serious mystery. "Kirkus Reviews"

An entertaining and charming tale a fantastic Edwardian amateur sleuth mystery. "Midwest Book Review on Sick of Shadows"

Once again Chesney has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fans turning the pages. "Publishers Weekly on Hasty Death"

Another cozy charmer. "Library Journal on Hasty Death"

If you are a fan of well-written traditional mysteries, Lord Peter, and Albert Campion, you might want to try this series. "Reviewing the Evidence on Hasty Death""

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Delightful Regency romance from the author of the Agatha Raisin series; now a major new drama from Sky 1

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 504 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Publisher: C & R Crime (30 Sept. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042RU4AS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
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By Damaskcat HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Oct. 2010
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Lady Rose Summer is getting annoyed because her fiancé Harry Cathcart who is working as a private detective appears to be taking a more than professional interest in the glamorous Dolores. Then Dolores is murdered and Rose is found standing over the body. This compromising situation leads to a fast paced plot which involves more murders, more dangers for Rose and her companion, Daisy, and a trip to France.

I enjoyed the way the characters interact and how the relationship between Harry and Rose has grown and developed over the four books. Rose is confined by her role in society and her life is reduced to changing her clothes six times a day and eating large meals she doesn't really want. It seems to her that Harry is much freer to do what her wants as is Daisy. Her frustration leads her into many dangers and awkward social situations.

The book is well written and the historical background is interesting without overwhelming the story. This is a good light read if you like your crime stories without too much violence and with an unusual background. The four books can be read in any order as they will stand alone though a reader starting with this book might be a little confused over the on-off engagement between Rose and Harry.
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This is the fourth in a series of murder mysteries set in Britain and France in the first decade of the 20th century featuring Captain Harry Cathcart and Lady Rose Summer.

To date there are four books in the series, which are

Snobbery with Violence
Hasty Death
Sick of Shadows
Our Lady of Pain

The author writes romantic fiction, mostly humorous Regency romances plus some set in the Edwardian period, under the name Marion Chesney, and mystery/detective stories such as the Agatha Raisin and Hamish MacBeth series under the name M.C. Beaton.

This Edwardian series is a something of a cross-over between the two - part romance and part murder mystery - and the books often have both names on the cover (usually something like "M.C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney.)

The main characters in the series are:

Captain Harry Cathcart, younger son of a Baron, has left the army after being injured in the Boer war. At the start of the first book in the series he carried out a service for Lady Rose's father for which he gained a reputation as a fixer, and by the time of this fourth book he is successfully running a business as the Edwardian equivalent of a Private Investigator - though this makes some members of "Society" look down on him as being "in trade."

Lady Rose Summer, Harry's fiance and the only daughter of the Earl and Countess of Hadfield. Slightly notorious as having briefly been involved with suffragettes. Chafes at the fact that society will not allow her a useful role, and constantly looking for something more challenging to do -from working as a typist or secretary to helping the police solve murders.

Beckett - Harry's "personal gentleman" - in love with Daisy.

Daisy - Lady Rose's companion.
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By Owl VINE VOICE on 21 Feb. 2011
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Loved this series of books which I bought for my Kindle. My only criticism is that I wish on the Kindle they would put the books in order for when you purchase them as I bought all four and ended up starting to read them in the wrong order. It would be helpful if this could be sorted out.
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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 would be called holiday reading or a good travelling companion. If you liked the books written by Georgette Heyer these should appeal even though Georgette Heyer’s books were set in the Regency period & these are set in the Edwardian period.
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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. Yes, there are quite a few typos but nothing to detract from the storyline. I like a bit of escapism and these books fit the bill.
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By lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Aug. 2010
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This is the fourth book in the author's Edwardian murder mystery series of books. While I have enjoyed them all in varying degrees, this one is the weakest of the lot. Although it features Lady Rose Summer and Captain Harry Cathcart with their off again, on again engagement, the story has a difficult time getting totally off the ground and engaging the reader.

Once again, Lady Rose gets herself in trouble when, in a fit of jealousy, she threatens to kill one of Captains Cathcart's clients, the beguiling Parisian temptress Dolores Duval. When Madame Duval turns up dead, Lady Rose becomes the number one suspect. Of course, Captain Cathcart does his utmost to clear his intended's name, while Lady Rose finds herself under attack by person or person's unknown.

All in all, it is a somewhat choppy affair that could have used some better editing, as the book goes hither and thither. Moreover, there a back story involving Lady Rose's companion, Daisy, and Captain Cathcart's manservant, Becker, that takes up a bit of the story. While it is a light and frothy little mystery, the characters were somewhat annoying this time around and not as enjoyable as in the earlier books. Still, fans of the author will derive a modicum of enjoyment from the book.
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