Hasty Death

Hasty Death

Book - 2004
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Eager to join the working classes, Lady Rose Summer has abandoned the comforts of her parents' home to become self-supporting. But life as a working woman isn't quite what Rose had imagined-long hours as a typist and nights spent in a dreary women's hostel are not very empowering when you're poor, cold, and tired. Luckily for Rose, her drudgery comes to a merciful end when she learns of the untimely death of an acquaintance. Freddy Pomfret, a silly and vacuous young man, was almost certainly up to no good before he was shot dead in his London flat. When Rose discovers incriminating evidence pointing to several members of her class, she returns to London high society in order to investigate properly. With the help of Captain Harry Cathcart and Superintendent Kerridge of Scotland Yard, Rose prepares to do the social rounds-uncovering a devious blackmail plot and an unexpected killer.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312304539
Characteristics: 225 p. ; 22 cm


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May 19, 2019

Another gem. Sweet and silly romance, murder, blackmail, attempted rape, burglary, and a house party in the country. About 5 hours to read, and every minute a joy.

Dec 22, 2015

This is really M C Beaton and I always enjoy her. I would rate it "G" even though it is a murder mystery

Jun 17, 2011

Love this series! In spite of the murders, it's a fun series. And the main characters are very likable. Lady Rose and Captain Harry complement each other very well. But the second book and they're still not engaged!


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