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


Lady Rose Summer, the willful, spoiled and charming heroine of British veteran Chesney's light historical series that began with 2003's Snobbery with Violence, decides to break the class barriers and go out into the working world with her maid Daisy. Their adventures include a kidnapping, narrow escapes, a daring rescue and of course murder. After returning to the comforts of her London home, Lady Rose turns to dashing Captain Harry Cathcart, a Boer War veteran turned detective, for aid in solving the murder. Once again Chesney has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fans turning the pages. (July 30) FYI: Under the pen name M.C. Beaton, Chesney is the author of the Agatha Raisin and the Hamish Macbeth mystery series. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Lady Rose Summer bucks societal expectations by denying all her born-to comforts and going to work. She must reenter society, however, in order to find the murderer of an acquaintance-with a little assist from Capt. Harry Cathcart. Another cozy charmer from the author (as M.C. Beaton) of the Agatha Raisin series. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

"Tourists are advised to watch their backs in the bucolic villages where M.C. Beaton sets her sly British mysteries...outsiders always spell trouble for the inbred societies Beaton observes with such cynical humor."-"The New York Times Book Review" "[Beaton's] imperfect heroine is an absolute gem!"-"Publishers Weekly" "Beaton's Agatha Raisin series just about defines the British cozy."-Booklist "Anyone interested in...intelligent, amusing reading will want to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Agatha Raisin."-"Atlanta Journal Constitution" "Beaton has a winner in the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha."-"Chicago Sun-Times" "Few things in life are more satisfying than to discover a brand new Agatha Raisin mystery."-"Tampa Tribune Times" "The Raisin series brings the cozy tradition back to life. God bless the Queen!"-"Tulsa World" "The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshingly sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likable heroine...a must for cozy fans."-"Booklist"

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