Lady Frances Ffolkes finds more trouble than expected in this second cozy mystery from R. J. Koreto.Lady Frances Ffolkes is incensed when she finds out that her dear friends Gwendolyn and Thomasina have been subject to vicious threats. Promising to uncover their attacker, she travels with them to Kestrel's Eyrie, the fabled estate belonging to Gwen's family. But soon Frances faces an even greater problem, when Gwen's father, a powerful diplomat, is stabbed to death with his prized ruby dagger.Frances, with her loyal maid June Mallow at her side, jumps right into interrogating the estate's numbered guests: a charming Turkish diplomat with a habit of sneaking off into the night, a brash American heiress with lofty dreams of becoming mistress of the Eyrie, two gossiping widows with their own scandalous secrets, and Gwen's own aunt tasked with keeping the affairs of the estate in order among the chaos of the investigation. But as the case unfolds, Frances' righteous conviction might just be the very thing that leads danger-and even more death-to her own doorstep.Old sins do indeed cast long shadows in Death among Rubies, a delightful closed-room mystery in the vein of Agatha Christie and the second in R. J. Koreto's effortlessly charming historical series.
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by R.J. Koreto
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"Justine Eyre's narration is well suited to this mystery featuring members of the English aristocracy. Lady Frances Ffolkes has traveled to the large estate of her friend's family, finding upon arrival that her friend's father has been brutally murdered with a ruby-ensconced sword. As Lady Frances insists on getting involved in the investigation, Eyre perfectly captures her haughty accent, strong will, and flippant attitude towards tradition. Eyre gives fitting portrayals of all the characters--from the highest-born ladies to the maids and servants, as well as the guests who visit the estate. Notably, Eyre is convincing as the mysterious Turkish diplomat who won't reveal what he's seen as well as the American woman who wishes to own the estate. Many will be suspects--but in the end, the capable Lady Frances will discover the truth. M.M.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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