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eBook Sick of Shadows ePub

by Marion Chesney

  • ISBN: 072786341X
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Marion Chesney
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd (January 27, 2006)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1546 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1202 kb
  • Other: lit rtf lrf mbr
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 595



Granirad Granirad
I am a huge fan of the author's two other mystery series, that of Agatha Raisin and that of Hamish Macbeth, which she writes under the name M.C. Beaton. I am also now enjoying this Edwardian mystery series. These are a farcical and madcap in tone, with a touch of romance. Light hearted and silly, they are easy, quick, fun reads.

In this third installment in the adventures of Lady Rose and Captain Harry Cathcart, Lady Rose finds herself once again firmly under her parents' supervision, attending balls and soirees one after another. She befriends poor Dolly Tremaine, society's most beautiful debutante of the season, who is somewhat of a country bumpkin. Unfortunately, Dolly's sojourn in high society will be a relatively brief one, as she is stabbed to death by person or persons unknown.

Lady Rose and Captain Harry now endeavor to uncover the mystery behind Dolly's murder. As always, someone is trying to put an end to Lady Rose's sleuthing. Her long suffering companion, Daisy, is there alongside Lady Rose, often coming to her rescue at great peril to herself. Captain Harry can barely keep up with the antics of his fiancée, and keeping her safe seems to be something that he cannot seem to guarantee. With all that is going on, their romance certainly has its share of ups and downs. The perils of Pauline have nothing on what awaits Lady Rose, as she tries to show her beleaguered fiancée just how clever she can be.

As with the other books in the series, the mystery is not what keeps one reading the book, as the plotting is a bit loose and a somewhat far-fetched. What keeps one reading are the farcical elements of the book, which are amusing. The characters are likable, and the interaction of the main characters with each other is the glue that binds the book together.

I will add, however, that with this particular book, the editing was atrocious and actually hampered the enjoyment of the book somewhat, with numerous typos and dialogue credited to the wrong character, as another reviewer pointed out. Moreover, the author contradicted herself in terms of facts already established in the previous book. Still, that being said, if one can overlook those editing deficiencies, one will still enjoy the book.
Not-the-Same Not-the-Same
While this is not my favorite Beaton series, I love how richly these characters are written. The stories are believable, and the character angst is realistic. It was frustrating to read about Lady Rose because I know there were women trapped in their societal caste like her with no escape other than marriage.
Najinn Najinn
Another great book by M.C. Beaton. I read her books in less than a day because I don't put them down.
Danrad Danrad
Fun novel - enjoyable characters. You find yourself more interested in the personal stories than the mystery. I'll be looking for more in this series.
Coiron Coiron
MC Beaton does well expelling the Edwardian life styles of the rich and famous and contrasting with the "lower classes". interesting plot twists as Lady Rose gets int trouble save by the captain.
Gholbimand Gholbimand
I love the interaction of the characters. The on and off relationships between Rose and the Captain gets a bit irritating at times, but that's what keeps me reading to see the outcome. I love the way Beaton moves the story along and the twists that she inserts.
Cerana Cerana
To be honest, I haven't read much of this novel as I have it on my Kindle and won't be flying out of the country till the 17th of December when I'll read ALL my recently acquired Kindle novels.
I do love this author, but am wishing she would write some more about her Scottish policeman, Hamish!!
M C Beaton writes creative and detailed series. Her women are smart and daring and ready to go after what they want or who they want. I love the description of the period fashion whether is clothes or behavior. The plots are fresh and intriguing they leave you wanting to get to her next book asap.