WorldCat Identities

Chesney, Marion

Overview
Works: 352 works in 1,564 publications in 2 languages and 73,332 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories, English  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Love stories  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6053.H4535, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marion Chesney
Hasty death by Marion Chesney( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Snobbery with violence by Marion Chesney( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposing a suitor's dishonorable intentions toward the daughter of a new client, Harry Cartwright is hired by a wealthy marquis to solve a house party murder, a case that is complicated by the host's desire to preserve discretion
Our lady of pain by Marion Chesney( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lady Rose Summer, the wayward Edwardian debutante who keeps getting mixed up in disreputable adventures, would swear she is not a jealous woman. After all, she knows her engagement to private detective Captain Harry Cathcart is only a ploy to keep her parents from shipping her off to India to find a husband. But then Harry's latest client, Dolores Duval - a vision of curves with a seductive French accent - starts appearing everywhere at his side. And that changes everything." "In a fit of rage, Rose threatens Dolores, only to be found the very next day standing over her dead body. The newspapers rush to convict her, but can Harry and Superintendent Kerridge of Scotland Yard clear Rose's name and put the real murderer behind bars?"--Jacket
Sick of shadows by Marion Chesney( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranging an engagement to the infuriating Captain Harry Cathcart in order to escape her extradition to India, Lady Rose Summer finds the agreement complicated by a friend's untimely demise, a murder Rose's intended helps her to investigate
Perfecting Fiona by Marion Chesney( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spinsters Amy and Effy Tribble take on another client at their school for manners, but it seems that Fiona Macleod needs very little tutoring
Refining Felicity by Marion Chesney( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First adventure of professional chaperones Amy and Effy Tribble."
Animating Maria by Marion Chesney( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eccentric matchmakers Amy and Effy Tribble face their greatest challenge when they attempt to get the beautiful Maria Kendall married to an aristocratic gentleman, despite her hopelessly common and boorish parents
Emily goes to Exeter by Marion Chesney( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her employer dies, leaving her a tidy legacy, middle-aged spinster and housekeeper Miss Hannah Pym takes to the roads of Regency England, searching for adventure and earning a reputation as "The Travelling Matchmaker."
Back in society by Marion Chesney( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final volume in The Poor Relations series on an English hotel started by a group of aristocrats to help each other. The action centers on the newest guest, the widowed Lady Jane Fremney who is bankrupt and for whom a husband must be found. When Colonel Sandhurst and Lady Fortesque unite to find her one, the sparks of their own attraction are ignited. By the author of The School for Manners
Lady Fortescue steps out by Marion Chesney( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of other down-and-out aristocrats, Lady Fortescue and Colonel Sandhurst transform her decrepit Bond Street home into London's newest hotel, The Poor Relation
Colonel Sandhurst to the rescue by Marion Chesney( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Regency England, a comedy of errors featuring Frederica Gray, a rich heiress who has fled to the colonel's Poor Relations Hotel to avoid an arranged marriage
Deborah goes to Dover by Marion Chesney( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Pym has her matchmaking work cut out for her when, enroute to Dover, she meets Lady Deborah Western, a lovely lady who is determined to be a tomboy
Rake's progress by Marion Chesney( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spearheaded by Rainbird the butler, the servants of the rakish and hedonistic Lord Guy Carlton set out to find the perfect woman to tame and reform their employer
Plain Jane by Marion Chesney( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of Regency England
The intrigue by Marion Chesney( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this installment of the Beverly family saga and their obsession with regaining Mannerling, the family mansion gambled away by Sir Beverly, nineteen-year-old Jessica tries to gain the affection of the heir of Mannerling's present owner
The banishment by Marion Chesney( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English lord gambles away his estate and the family is banished to a small cottage. The lord has six daughters and the eldest, Isabella, must court the new owner to restore the family to its proper position. But when the handsome Lord Fitzpatrick arrives Isabella faces a problem, love or duty?
Miss Tonks turns to crime by Marion Chesney( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oddly assorted group met some time ago. All of them were poor relations, the genteel paupers of society, living on little more than dignity
Marrying Harriet by Marion Chesney( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effy and Amy Tribble take on the task of introducing Harriet Brown, the proper daughter of a Methodist minister, to Regency society, but their quest is frustrated by Lord Charles Marsham, a rakish gambler, who is perversely wooing their charge
Rainbird's revenge by Marion Chesney( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Large Print Romance
Belinda goes to Bath by Marion Chesney( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the coach carrying middle-aged spinster Miss Hannah Pym and her disgraced companion Belinda Earle, founders on its way to Bath, Hannah seizes the chance to find a proper chaperone, and husband, for the young lady
 
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Snobbery with violence
Alternative Names

controlled identityBeaton, M. C.

controlled identityCrampton, Helen, 1936-

controlled identityFairfax, Ann, 1936-

controlled identityTremaine, Jennie

Beaton, M. C.

Chesney, Marion, 1936-

Chester, Sarah

Crampton, Helen

Fairfax, Ann

Gibbons, Marion

M.C. ビートン スコットランド生まれのアメリカ合衆国の推理作家

Marion Chesney britische Schriftstellerin

Marion Chesney Brits romanschrijfster

Marion Chesney écrivain britannique

Marion Chesney scrittrice britannica

Tremaine, Jennie

Ward, Charlotte

Ward, Charlotte 1936-

Languages
English (226)

German (2)

Covers
Snobbery with violenceOur lady of painSick of shadowsEmily goes to ExeterBack in societyDeborah goes to DoverThe intrigueThe banishmentBelinda goes to Bath