Death on the Sapphire

  • Title: Death on the Sapphire
  • Author: R.J. Koreto
  • ISBN: 9781629535906
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
  • [PDF] Death on the Sapphire | by ✓ R.J. Koreto - Death on the Sapphire, Death on the Sapphire An extraordinary woman living in extraordinary times Lady Frances Ffolkes is an Edwardian era suffragette who has an uncanny ability to attract danger and romance When Major Colcombe a family friend
    [PDF] Death on the Sapphire | by ✓ R.J. Koreto - Death on the Sapphire, Death on the Sapphire An extraordinary woman living in extraordinary times Lady Frances Ffolkes is an Edwardian era suffragette who has an uncanny ability to attract danger and romance When Major Colcombe a family friend

    • [PDF] Death on the Sapphire | by ✓ R.J. Koreto
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    About R.J. Koreto


    1. R.J Koreto is the author of the Lady Frances Ffolkes mystery series, set in Edwardian England, and the Alice Roosevelt mystery series, set in turn of the century New York His short stories have been published in Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock s Mystery Magazine In his day job, he works as a business and financial journalist Over the years, he s been a magazine writer and editor, website manager, PR consultant, book author, and seaman in the U.S Merchant Marine Like his heroine, Lady Frances Ffolkes, he s a graduate of Vassar College.With his wife and daughters, he divides his time between Rockland County, N.Y and Martha s Vineyard, Mass.


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    1. I m trusting you, Franny I m giving you this information in return for which you won t get involved in something you shouldn t Now does that satisfy your curiosity Kinda like puttin a bowl of colorful MM s in front of a dazzled toddler Guaranteed to catch the eye and leave a trail of evidence behind.Lady Frances Ffolkes Don t ya love that spelling, folks involves herself in a multitude of life situations here in 1906 She s certainly not typical of the Edwardian ladies of her upper social class w [...]

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    2. This mystery was an excellent introduction to an intrepid heroine and life in 1906 England Lady Frances Ffolkes is the daughter and sister of a Marquess However, she doesn t fit very well into the society lady mold She was sent to America to attend Vassar Now back home in London, she is living in an exclusive lady s hotel being served by her loyal maid June Mallow She fills her days with committee meetings and charitable activities She is a suffragette When the sister of a family friend Major Da [...]

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    3. Lady Frances Ffolkes is an extremely busy woman Along with chairing the Women s Political Equality movement, meetings with the Ladies Educational Improvement Club, volunteering at the soup kitchen, and managing her own finances while living independently in Edwardian era London specifically 1906 , she also finds herself hunting for a lost manuscript After her friend, Major Daniel Colcombe, dies under mysterious circumstances, his war manuscript, a record of his activities during South Africa s b [...]

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    4. Lady Frances Ffolkes has embarrassed her noble family by campaigning for women s suffrage, volunteering at a soup kitchen and moving to a hotel for ladies with only her maid for a chaperone Conventional Lady Frances is not, but she IS a loyal friend and when a family friend, Kat Colcombe, comes crying for help finding her late brother Daniel s missing manuscript, Lady Frances is only too happy to help She begins to have her suspicions that Danny, an ex soldier, did not die in a gun cleaning acci [...]

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    6. Set in London, 1906Lady Frances Ffolkes is a very independent and modern lady for her time She speaks on women s suffrage, works in a soup kitchen, and is always looking for ways to improve the lives of those less fortunate She also controls her own finances and lives in a residence hotel for ladies, mostly for the freedom it gives her The story begins with a missing manuscript after the death of a family friend The manuscript concerned a battle and a group of soldiers during the Boer Wars Franc [...]

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    7. I enjoyed this introduction to a young progressive woman of the Edwardian period who determines that she is the one to help uncover the mystery surrounding the death of a childhood friend as well as the disappearance of a manuscript he had written documenting a particular battle in the Boer War I will definitely read any following books in this series because it has been quite a while since I have read a book that just made me smile.

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    8. It is 1906, and Lady Frances Ffolkes is an unconventional young lady she wants women to be treated as equals, and to be given the right to vote She and her intrepid maid, Mallow, are determined to solve the mystery of a missing manuscript, despite all of the obstacles presented by men who think they should stay out of such dangerous business An excellent historical mystery with engaging characters.

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    9. A very entertaining and atmospheric Edwardian mystery Full review for Shelf Awareness.

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    10. Good story I hope there are in the series.

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    11. With a heroine every bit as wonderful as Maisie Dobbs or Kate Shackleton, this story is set in early twentieth century London When Lady Frances Ffolke learns of the mysterious death of a friend of her brother, and a missing manuscript which would damage many reputations in high society circles of London, she decides to investigate She is already in some disgrace with her family because of her suffragist views and choice of living independently, but this life style gives her the freedom to track [...]

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    12. A great way to chill on the sofa This novel tries a little hard, but the net result is fun and I would love the publisher to fix the awful cover picture Recommended to older readers who like their main character to have some oomph

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    13. I received an ARC of this book to review for Library Journal Read my review there when it is published.

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    14. Lady Frances Ffolkes has a college degree from Vassar, is passionate about women s suffrage and social welfare, and does many things a gently brought up lady ought not When a friend asks her help to find a stolen manuscript, written by a recently deceased veteran of the Boer War, Frances is on the case While she has never investigated anything, she has an alert and noticing eye, a tidy, organized mind, an understanding of humanity, and June Mallow, her lady s maid Really, it s all she needs to f [...]

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    15. This is one of the most entertaining books I have read in a while I love reading books set in the Edwardian period This one has a wonderful heroine and a great plot Looking forward to reading the next book in the series

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    16. I enjoyed this book very much It was full of humor and intrigue I will look for similar books by this author.

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    17. I love finding a good new series.

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    18. A wonderful surprise Expertly crafted, from pacing, plot, timing, world building and character depth A marvelous read How is this series not popular Franny and Co are splendid.

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    19. Lady Francis FFolkes is asked by a family friend to find a manuscript that disappeared after the death of her brother under questionable circumstances Along with her maid Mallow this Edwardian suffragist embarks on a journey to find justice and a murderer This is a great first novel and I am looking for An interesting glance into social status and power plays.

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    20. A Mystery set in Victorian times having to do with the Boer War in Africa where Lady Frances Ffolkes s is trying to find a manuscript written by a dear friend of hers who served in that conflict The problem is the manuscript was stolen from the deceased s study and is found to be much in demand from various people in whose best interest it is that the manuscript be found by them so it can be used for their nefarious uses Lady Ffolkes is a determined modern young woman of those times and is not a [...]

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    21. I stayed awake to finish this storyThe protagonist was engaging, like I would definitely want to be her friend The mystery was well paced and the setting was interesting After reading this, I m curious about the Boer War and the world in which it occurred.

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    22. For a first novel, I thought it was very good And ever since I read The Man From St Petersburg I ve been very partial to books set in Edwardian England The social classes of English society was still very rigid during those times and very different from today This is the setting of the book and the protagonist is a young British lady Lady Frances Ffolkes with a much modern and independent outlook The writing was easy to read and follow I got into the book right away The mystery part of the book [...]

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    23. This was a different kind of mystery for me I liked Lady Frances for pushing the envelope on stuffy Edwardian society She had a sharp mind for collecting clues and knew what to do with them I would be inclined to read other books to see how she continues to maneuver around the class and gender barriers to investigate future cases This book is set in 1906 with interesting times looming ahead How will Lady Frances handle the rise of militant suffragettes and WWI

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    24. Note ARC received via Vine in exchange for review.It says something about a book when you can get through almost the entirety of it without really have paid much attention and discover that you really didn t miss much by the time the big reveal comes I m not saying tha R.J Koreta has written a total dud Readers who are looking for a cozy type mystery with a bunch of early 20th century manners, a little bit of romance and scandal, and a slight mystery this will fit the bill Lady Frances Ffolkes i [...]

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    25. Frances Ffolks is every bit the busy buddy that Beth Armstrong is in the series by Charles Todd Frances s aristocratic title makes her even self confident And she is too proud of her rebelliousness for my taste The plot is a little odd since a manuscript that no one seemed to know about, now, seemingly, everyone knows about and the romantic interludes seemed rather pedestrian.

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    26. I really enjoyed this first book in a new series I really enjoyed the feisty ness of both Lady Frances and her maid, June Mallow I look forward to the next book in the series, which should be released soon Yippee.

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    27. Sort of a cross between Her Royal Spyness and Downtown Abbey Very enjoyable.

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    28. Received this book in a giveaway.I really enjoyed this book This time period has always interested me and I found the mix of old and new very entertaining.

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    29. Great page turner

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    30. I loved this book I am anxiously awaiting the next installment in October.

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