By M. C. Beaton
Eager to hitch the operating periods, woman Rose summer time has deserted the comforts of her mom and dad' domestic to develop into self-supporting. yet lifestyles as a operating girl is not relatively what Rose had imagined---long hours as a typist and nights spent in a dreary women's hostel aren't very empowering when you are terrible, chilly, and drained. fortunately for Rose, her drudgery involves a merciful finish while she learns of the premature dying of an acquaintance.
Freddy Pomfret, a foolish and vacuous younger guy, was once potentially as much as no strong ahead of he used to be shot lifeless in his London flat. while Rose discovers incriminating proof pointing to a number of individuals of her type, she returns to London excessive society on the way to examine correctly. With the aid of Captain Harry Cathcart and Superintendent Kerridge of Scotland backyard, Rose prepares to do the social rounds―uncovering a devious blackmail plot and an unforeseen killer.
Set in Britain through the Edwardian international of events, servants, and scandal, M. C. Beaton's Hasty demise is a pleasant blend of murderous intrigue and excessive society.