Eager to seek her independence and become self-supporting, Lady Rose Summer leaves her parents' home to join the working class, but she is forced to put her new life on hold and rejoin London high society when one of her acquaintances turns up dead and Captain Harry Cathcart and Superintendent Kerridge of Scotland Yard enlist her aid to uncover a devious blackmail plot. Reprint.
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.
Hasty Death was originally published under the name "M.C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney."
An Edwardian Murder Mystery
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