Death on the Sapphire

Death on the Sapphire

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"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 and war veteran, dies under mysterious circumstances, the good Lady Frances discovers that he was working on a manuscript about South Africas bloody Boer War, which reportedly revealed a scandalous mistake that cost many innocent lives. Now, its up to Frances and her loyal lady's maid, June Mallow, to track down the missing manuscript and bring the killer to justice. Despite clashes with Scotland Yard and the British Secret Service, Frances never backs down and finds herself in several very unfortunate positions--and one very fortunate love triangle" -- back cover.
Published: New York, NY :, Crooked Lane,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781629535906
Branch Call Number: F KOR
Characteristics: 292 pages ;,25 cm


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May 10, 2017

"Death on the Sapphire" and its heroine, Lady Frances Ffolkes, while very clever, are a little too fictional for my taste. A Victorian Vassar-educated noblewoman, suffragist, society lady, who is beautiful and bold beyond acceptable norm and for whom doors open and men of stature admire for her looks, spunk, wit, and intellect, plus she just so happens to have the perfect lady's maid to help her in her escapades... all a bit much to make a reader become invested in the story. But, it's fun escapism and, while the ending is hardly surprising, none of the characters are as they seem and the villains are not easily identified.


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