Free Read Miss Tonks Turns to Crime - by Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton, Miss Tonks Turns to Crime, Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton, Miss Tonks Turns to Crime Librarian s note This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B CME KBQ When Lady Fortescue s hotel for financially insolvent aristocrats burns to the ground poor Miss Tonks decides to steal something from her rich relations that will help get the hotel back on its feet Free Read Miss Tonks Turns to Crime - by Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton - Miss Tonks Turns to Crime, Miss Tonks Turns to Crime Librarian s note This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B CME KBQ When Lady Fortescue s hotel for financially insolvent aristocrats burns to the ground poor Miss Tonks decides to steal somethin

  • Title: Miss Tonks Turns to Crime
  • Author: Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton
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  1. Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton

    Marion Chesney Gibbonsaka Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, M.C Beaton, Sarah Chester Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith Sons Ltd While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to be their theatre critic She left Smith s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead She then moved to the Scottish Daily Express where she reported mostly on crime This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Express where she became chief woman reporter After marrying Harry Scott Gibbons and having a son, Charles, Marion went to the United States where Harry had been offered the job of editor of the Oyster Bay Guardian When that didn t work out, they went to Virginia and Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon on the Jefferson Davies in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes Both then got jobs on Rupert Murdoch s new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New York.Anxious to spend time at home with her small son, Marion, urged by her husband, started to write historical romances in 1977 After she had written over 100 of them under her maiden name, Marion Chesney, and under the pseudonyms Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, and Sarah Chester, she getting fed up with 1714 to 1910, she began to write detectives stories in 1985 under the pseudonym of M C Beaton On a trip from the States to Sutherland on holiday, a course at a fishing school inspired the first Constable Hamish Macbeth story They returned to Britain and bought a croft house and croft in Sutherland where Harry reared a flock of black sheep But Charles was at school, in London so when he finished and both tired of the long commute to the north of Scotland, they moved to the Cotswolds where Agatha Raisin was created.

835 thoughts on “Miss Tonks Turns to Crime”

  1. a mainly charming but very slim trifle let down by an annoyingly rushed, perfunctory climax.spinster turned hotelier turned jewelry thief Miss Tonks a delight nobleman turned highway robber turned ardent lover Lord Eston a delight debutante turned runaway turned fun loving spy Cassandra Blessop a delight a supporting cast full of wily retirees and gold diggers and snobs a delight smooth but uninteresting prose a pleasant, shallow, fun story with occasional moments of surprising depth a pace that [...]


  2. Ya gotta love the horrible Sir Philip filthy, obnoxious, dishonest, but with a good heart in there somewhere Lots of fun.


  3. I remember reading a slew of Marion Chesney novels when my children were very young They were just the right kind of light, mindless entertainment that I needed at the time I had to read things that were very put downable books that would not consume me My free time to read was very limited.Basically, all of the books in any given Marion Chesney series were the same book She had a formula, and stuck to it She changed names, places and circumstances, but the basic plots remained identical They we [...]


  4. I should probably only give 3 stars, as the book follows closely the same pattern as the first one But since I was exactly in the right mood for it, and I get to do with my review what I want, I ll give it four So there.I enjoyed the quirky characters and the historical setting I also thought quite impressive how the writer includes some unpleasant facts about the times, while still keeping it all very light.



  5. I think I liked this even than the first Miss Tonks attempts at highway robbery, her spirited niece, Cassandra, and the spying and plotting and adventure were just a blast


  6. This second book in the Poor Relations Hotel was a fun romp The Kindle edition did suffer a little from typos and I am unsure how historically accurate it is so I am giving this 3 rather than 4 stars.


  7. Fun Fun Fun Fun Fun Fun Even Davina Porter s narrationwas Fun This crime adventure,had just the right amountof romance, along with story


  8. So now I guess I m in a binge Amusing, predictable but spirited, comforting It s like reading milk and cookies.


  9. Do not go into this book expecting something akin to M.C Beaton s other series, this is a completely different genre I personally would class it as a farcical romance type of book rather than a crime book With that in mid, I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters I fell in love with Cassandra and Lord Easton pretty much straight away I also enjoyed the exploits of the Poor Relation Hotel, and how they dealt with the issues that were thrown their way The ending was satisfying and left m [...]


  10. 3.5 stars this was farcical romp than romance, and a fun, quick, light hearted read I m not sure I read this years ago, but I enjoyed another visit with the eccentric Poor Relations running an eponymous hotel in Regency London first as a way to force embarrassed relatives to buy them out, but now as a makeshift family proud of their success in trade Silly but fun way to spend a couple hours when I needed a laugh





  11. This is the second book of the Poor Relation Series It is recommended to read the books in order, as they feed into each other Book 1 lets us know how six impoverished poor relations of wealthy, aristocratic families find each other and, together, attempt to alleviate the near starvation conditions under which they had been living, on their own, as they strove to keep up appearances among their social peers while living in genteel poverty In the first book these six friends established the Poor [...]


  12. My MusingsWhat a delightful romp I laughed out loud on than one occasion The characters are engaging and the plot is splendid Happy reading



  13. I really enjoyed this book It s no Georgette Heyer it feels a bit too modern in places , but it s charmingly written and the plot is really delightful I found myself wishing there were a whole series about Miss Tonks alone.


  14. I don t know why comes up with the author s name as Marion Chesney, the author s name is clearly M C Beaton M C Beaton s delightful Regency romance series surrounding the antics of the Poor Relations Hotel and its eccentric, impoverished owners, who are literally poor relations of rich aristocrats who couldn t care less about their fate, has the reader chuckle through every page With wonderful twists and turns the unlikely heroine in this case, Cassandra, a freckle faced redhead with a mind of h [...]


  15. The Poor Relation hotel is in need of money again and poor spinster Miss Tonks is chosen to steal something from her cruel sister s home Miss Tonks is treated little better than a servant by her sister but is befriended by her sister s outspoken 18 year old daughter, Cassandra Cassandra s mother tries to push Cassandra of the wealthy Lord Eston, but Cassandra is determined to be a spinster like her aunt and snubs Lord Eston Miss Tonks, assisted by Lord Eston, accomplishes her task and sets off b [...]


  16. I really like this Poor Relations series for the characters and the great description of the times, from the clothes to the food and the extreme class awareness.


  17. This was a super quick read perhaps 5 hours I am glad I didn t buy it Still, I really liked the characters They are well written and the story, while light is entertaining and not especially silly I kept expecting characters from The Grand Sophy to show up I have to say that the attitude about light fingeredness is the only thing I might quibble about The 6 Months Later scene with Eston and Cassandra was a little weird.


  18. I enjoyed the first of The Poor Relation series so much Lady Fortescue Steps Out that I couldn t resist trying out the second It was just as packed with amusing struggles and giggles as the first Again, I recommend the audible versions of these since they are well voiced, and added to the mental landscape It can be read independently It s another fun light hearted treat featuring the odd group of poor relations who band together and steal from their snotty greedy societal families to keep themse [...]


  19. lighthearted romp The plans have gone somewhat awry, the Poor Relations Hotel is actually successful but now it needs another cash injection, now it s Miss Tonk s turn and she decides to steal from her sister, who had stolen from her in the first place Hijinks ensue and if you look too close things start to crumble but it s a light hearted fun read all the same.


  20. Another nice easy book to read with a really lovely story I like the main female characters in these books as they are not too fluffy and they have some gumption They are almost feminists of their time.


  21. These really do get better with time This is the third one I ve read I read 3 and 2 out of order and I enjoy the characters in a way that I couldn t appreciate from the first novel This is a fun, light hearted story and I enjoyed my few hours in the world of the Poor Relation.


  22. Enjoying the series so far Just finished the second book, and while it is no great literary work, it was an enjoyable read I will be continuing the series to see what gets stolen and who gets married next.




  23. What a lovely story only if such things can happen in real lifebut it was sad when sir Phillip got whacked over the head and robbed by that scoundrel Berrnatd


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