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Our Lady of Pain

An Edwardian Murder Mystery

Edwardian Murder Mysteries (Volume 4)

M. C. Beaton

Minotaur Books

Lady Rose Summer, the wayward Edwardian debutante who keeps getting mixed up in disreputable adventures, would swear she is not a jealous woman. After all, she knows her engagement to private detective Captain Harry Cathcart is only a ploy to keep her parents from shipping her off to India to find a husband. But then Harry’s latest client, Dolores Duval---a vision of curves with a seductive French accent---starts appearing everywhere at his side. And that changes everything.
In a fit of rage, Rose threatens Dolores, only to be found the very next day, standing over her dead body. The newspapers rush to convict her, but can Harry and Superintendent Kerridge of Scotland Yard clear Rose’s name and put the real murderer behind bars?
Filled with drawing-room scandal and murderous intrigue, Our Lady of Pain is a delightful addition to Marion Chesney’s beloved Edwardian mystery series.
 
Our Lady of Pain was originally published under the name "M.C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney."

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OUR LADY OF PAIN (Chapter 1)

O splendid and sterile Dolores,Our Lady of Pain

--ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

Up until that dreadful day in February, Lady Rose Summer would have sworn on a stack of Bibles that she was not a jealous woman.

She and her companion, Daisy Levine, had been suitably attired by the lady's maid to go to work: severe tweed skirts and jackets, long woollen coats, and--to the distress of Daisy--depressingly plain hats.

The fact that the Earl and Countess of Hadshire had allowed their daughter to go out to work was the result of many stormy scenes. Rose

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Praise for Our Lady of Pain

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

"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

"Another cozy charmer."
---Library Journal

"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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • M. C. Beaton

  • M.C. Beaton, the widely acclaimed author of historical romances written under the name Marion Chesney, also writes the popular Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth mystery series. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between the English Cotswolds and Paris.
  • M. C. Beaton
    M. C. Beaton
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