Death at the Emerald A Frances Ffolkes Mystery One named stunning actress Helen mysteriously vanished years ago An elderly family friend is unable to bear not knowing any longer and commissions Lady Frances Ffolkes to track her down Taking on t

  • Title: Death at the Emerald: A Frances Ffolkes Mystery
  • Author: R.J. Koreto
  • ISBN: 9781683313373
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One named stunning actress Helen mysteriously vanished 30 years ago An elderly family friend is unable to bear not knowing any longer and commissions Lady Frances Ffolkes to track her down Taking on the role of Lady Sherlock, with her loyal maid Mallow drafted as her Watson, Frances finds herself immersed in the glamorous world of Edwardian theater and London s latest crOne named stunning actress Helen mysteriously vanished 30 years ago An elderly family friend is unable to bear not knowing any longer and commissions Lady Frances Ffolkes to track her down Taking on the role of Lady Sherlock, with her loyal maid Mallow drafted as her Watson, Frances finds herself immersed in the glamorous world of Edwardian theater and London s latest craze motion pictures As Frances and Mallow make their way through the theaters, they meet colorful figures such as George Bernard Shaw and King Edward II Tracking the theaters seems like a dead end That is until one of Helen s old suitors is suddenly murdered With the stakes raised, Frances and Mallow work quickly to uncover a box of subtle clues to Helen s whereabouts But someone unexpected wants that box just as badly and is willing to kill to keep it shut The stage is set for murder and Frances and Mallow are determined to unravel the decades old conspiracy in Death at the Emerald, R J Koreto s third installment in the captivating Lady Frances Ffolkes mysteries.

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    1. "All the world's a stage. And all the men and women merely players."And sometimes the role we play revolves around the complicated, the intense, and the ever-changing.Lady Beatrice Torrence, the elderly widow of Sir Arnold, wishes to make amends before that role of hers meets its final act. She beckons to Lady Frances Ffolkes (Yep, that spelling is correct.) to join her privately. Lady Beatrice wishes to be discrete. Her secret has been contained within her heart for over thirty years. Enter Lad [...]

    2. A chance meeting with Lady Torrance starts Lady Frances Ffolks on a new career-private enquiry agent. Franny is excited to be the first female private enquiry agent in London and is eager to help Lady Torrance solve the mystery of her long-lost daughter Louisa. Thirty years ago Louisa ran away from home to join the theater against the wishes of Lord Torrance. By the time Louisa's father tried to find her, it was too late- she had vanished. Likely, Louisa changed her name but the theater folk are [...]

    3. Such a remarkable story and also preferable characters. I am giving my best shot at reviewing this brilliant book that is one of the best mystery novel I have read so far.Lady Frances Efolkes is an aristocracy that her father was a marquess and now her brother. She is leading suffrage club in early 1900's society. This story, as her first female consulting detective in London, begins from submitting by her family friend to locate Louisa who ran away from home to be an actress in a theatre 30 yea [...]

    4. I LOVED IT!!!! The best mystery/thriller book I have read so far this year! I finished this book 2 days ago, and I still can’t get out from Lady Frances’ world!! I’ve been feeling sad that I already finished reading this book, and I’m hoping to re-read it soon!!Lady Frances, a daughter of a former marquess and a sister of a current marquess, is a renowned suffragist and the first woman detective. One day, she receives a letter from an elderly woman, Lady Torrence, who is on her last atte [...]

    5. I would like to thank NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for providing a copy of this book in exchange for a review.Lady Frances Ffolkes is a most unconventional character in Edwardian England. She is a suffragist who studies martial arts and prefers to travel through the city by bicycle rather than carriage. She has been involved in several investigations and has now settled into the role of private detective. Just as Sherlock had Watson, Lady Frances has Mallow, her maid who assists her on her i [...]

    6. This review originally appeared on my blog: bookclublibrarian/With two solved cases to her credit and deductive skills that rival the great Sherlock Holmes, Lady Frances's reputation as London's first female consulting detective is firmly established. In this latest installment, Franny is retained by Lady Beatrice Torrence to investigate the fate of her daughter who disappeared in 1875 after leaving home to join the Green Players theater group rather than become the companion to an officer's wid [...]

    7. Consulting detective, Lady (marquess’s daughter), a bride-to-be, a leader of suffragist movement all rolled into one very beautiful, smart and resourceful young woman.Would I read more of her adventures? Definitely.Lady Frances knows everything and everyone in London. She can get on with maids and the King himself. She can uncover truth and secrets in a truly Sherlockian style.I loved to read about her adventures, even though the narration was a bit too long in places.The Death at the Emerald [...]

    8. This is the third in the Lady Frances Ffolkes mystery series by R.J. Koreto.I was unfamiliar with the series before this installment and it works perfectly well as a standalone mystery. I will be picking up the others in the series.I really engaged with Lady Frances from the beginning. She's intelligent and well spoken and able to take care of herself. She and her personal maid have a sort of Holmes and Watson dynamic (which Lady Frances refers to often). They're engaged by an elderly family acq [...]

    9. I’ve encountered few historicals as cleverly plotted as RJ Koreto’s Death at the Emerald. Lady France's Ffolkes is an innovator, a feminist who uses her position to challenge convention, just as her lady’s maid Mallow is the perfect servant - a supporter and confidant who pairs acceptable behavior with acting as Lady Frances’s “Watson”.  Koreto skillfully paints a picture of a society in the midst of change, a society where class means everything.Lady France's Ffolkes is asked to in [...]

    10. Lady Fran and June Mallow are on another case. Asked by a grieving mother to find out what happened to her long-lost daughter, Lady Frances takes on the case.She's led into the world of professional theater, where she learns that what looks beautiful under the stage lights bears little resemblance to the reality. As she is reminded by one of the 20th century's great playwrights, everything in the theater is a lie. It may charm, distract, entertain, but it's all lies.It's up to Frances and Mallow [...]

    11. I had pretty much guessed most of the mystery about half way thru book but the process was still entertaining. I am amused by the view of Edwardian life with a little sadness that the Great War is in the future for all these characters. (Not really an HEA coming for them.)

    12. Couldn't Stop ReadingI even enjoyed waiting for a train to pass so that I could open my Kindle app and read one more page.

    13. This is the third book in the Lady Frances Ffolkes series. Expect spoilers for the first two books in the review below!________________________________________________________________________________Lady Frances is still turning heads. Having returned to London after the events of the last book, she seeks a way to turn her experience solving mysteries into something of a detective role. Gossip having arrived before she did, Lady Frances soon finds herself helping an elderly dowager find her daug [...]

    14. Lady Frances Ffolkes and her intrepid maid/assistant Miss Mallow have another case. Lady Torrance has heard about Frances's previous cases and has hired her to locate her daughter who ran away from home about thirty years earlier. Lady Frances's investigations take her into London's theater world where Louisa fled taking the stage name of Helen. While Frances finds men who loved her, Helen is long gone. When Helen learns that one of the men who loved her has been killed, she knows that she is on [...]

    15. I would like to thank Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for an advance copy of Death at the Emerald, the third novel to feature Lady Frances Ffolkes, set in Edwardian London.Lady Frances is approached by Lady Beatrice Torrence who asks her if she can find her daughter, Louisa, who ran away to become an actress 30 years ago and has never been seen since.I enjoyed Death at the Emerald which is a fun, if slightly preposterous, read. The plotting is suitably melodramatic for an era where the shame of [...]

    16. I really enjoyed this third installment of the Lady Frances Folkes Mysteries, where Lady Frances becomes a female consulting detective (I'm sure the first one ever in Edwardian England) in order to locate the daughter of an old family friend. Because she is known as being unconventional and sometimes scandalous to her high society peers, Lady Frances is able to go places where no well-born lady would go, and engage in somewhat questionable activities, such as taking a jujitsu class with a famous [...]

    17. I thought this book was very entertaining. It's a historical mystery set in Edwardian (early 1900's) London, and the time period was well described, especially the social mores of the time.Lady Francis Ffolkes is the daughter of a marquess and sister of the current marquess. She is a modern woman for her time, however. Lady Francis is a suffragette, rides a bike, and considers herself a female consulting detective. She is hired by Lady Torrence to find her long lost daughter, Louisa, a great bea [...]

    18. I really liked this book! Why, because the mystery was fun, because it was decent as opposed to violent even though there are murders, or full of sex which many authors think they need in their books. Maybe this movement towards sensationalism is an indication towards where our nation's ethos is headed. Also, I liked the tone of the book. It takes place in the beginning of the 20th century in London. The reader learns many little factoids. I especially liked that the vacumn bottle (thermos) and [...]

    19. 3.5 starsDiverting historical mystery featuring a suffragist aristocrat with a title and her ladies maid. Lady Frances is quite radical for her time, not only for her radical politics, but for her career as a private investigator. She disdains society's rules concerning dress and deportment, takes jujitsu lessons, and is embarking on an engagement to a very egalitarian man.Lady Frances has been asked to find the long-lost runaway daughter of an aging widow. Her investigations unearth some old se [...]

    20. Thirty years ago Lady Beatrice Torrence and her husband disowned their daughter when she became an actress. She comes to Lady Frances Ffolkes for help finding her daughter before she dies. The mystery will take her into the world of the theater and into a myster decades old. Frances once again teams up with her maid Mallow but this time her husband-to-be also plays some part. I like Hal; he seems like the progressive sort of husband a bicycle-riding suffragette would need. This was a nice additi [...]

    21. I received this book free thru First-Reads program. This is book three in the series but the first one I have read. Books one and two are on my to read pile and based on this book have moved up the pile. The book is set in Edwardian London and features Lady Frances Ffolkes as the the main character. She is single but living in a hotel, is a woman who works for getting the vote for women and went to college in America. The mystery she is hired to solve is to find a woman who has been missing for [...]

    22. Lady Frances always seems a little more modern and outrageous than would have been acceptable during that time period—one wonders if her fiancé and her family would have been quite so understanding. But it makes for some exciting exploits, and this foray into the world of theatre and motion pictures is an enjoyable one. I did figure out one element of the mystery quite early on, so points off for that. Also have to say that, in light of its feminist sensibilities, it is hugely impressive that [...]

    23. Lady Frances Ffolkes is surprised when an old family friend, the now-widowed Lady Beatrice Torrence, asks her to call, and more surprised when it turns out that Lady Beatrice wants to hire her to look for her daughter, missing since she ran away from home thirty years ago. Lady Frances rises to the task, however, even when it appears that danger threatens her and her faithful maid Mallow. She has the support of her fiancé, but is reluctant to involve him in her detective work.

    24. Lady Frances Ffolkes finds herself in the middle of a 30-year-old missing persons case. Now commissioned (by herself) as a consulting detective, she hopes to discover what has happened to Louisa, the daughter of Lady Torrence. Her search takes her to the Emerald Theater and a missing actress who bears a striking resemblance to Louisa. Hidden secrets and promises made long ago thwart Lady Frances in her quest, but she prevails in her witty style.

    25. the Inside Jacket is what sold me on really picking up this book, The characters were delightful to read and The Mystery itself was good enough that I decided NOT to try to figure it out but kept on reading it until it was played out by Lady Ffolkes I am looking forward to her next foray as a Female Consulting Detective

    26. Well, since is the third book of his that I have read. I am in love with his characters and the historical view of New York. I think everyone would enjoy his historical fiction book as much as I do. Some one would have to spent time researching the background of that family era and New York City at that time in history to make you believe you are living in that time.

    27. The detective and her maid are finebut when I know the answer to the mystery on page 49is leaves 240 pages for our detective to wrap the mystery up,and it is a painful number of pages to finish. Perhaps others delight in watching our heroine figure out the answersbut I enjoy more mysterious mysteries.

    28. Thirty years after her daughter had disappeared Lady Beatrice Torrence decides it's time to find out if she is still alive. To this end she employs Lady Frances Fflokes to find her with the one clue that she had run away to be an actress. But it is not long before murder is doneAn enjoyable, well written mystery, which can easily read as a stand-alone novel.A NetGalley Book

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