Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hasty Death by Marion Chesney

Lady Rose Summer refuses to abide by her parents' insistence that she marry. Even more distressing, she wants to work. On advice from Captain Harry Cathcart - a noble-born private investigator who knows Rose all too well - her parents agree to let Rose work as a typist and live in a women's hostel. But life as a working woman isn't quite what Rose imagined: Whey a playboy is murdered, Rose will return to high society to follow a trail of deception, rumors, and devious plots - even as a singularly calculating killer prepares to end rebellious Rose's sleuthing for good.



This was the unabridged audiobook on CD edition (6 discs/6.5 hours).

Seriously, Rose is such a nasty little bitch! Granted, she is perhaps typical of her kind of the time, but still! She just makes me grind my teeth! I really, really dislike her. She has no clue about real life, but I guess things never change, as the upper class is still just as bad now - you can get away with pretty much anything provided you have the looks and money (or simply money). She seems to be the British Scarlett O'Hara. No wonder I hate her!

I do, however, love Harry! I really don't know how he deals with the miserable Rose. It's simply amazing! I would have smacked her long ago!

I love the resolution of the Harry/Rose situation. It makes me like Rose a tiny, tiny bit more. It definitely makes me love Harry more!

I also love the result of the doctor's demise. Too perfect!

This one gets seven stars. It was good, but not great.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆



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