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Summary

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 discovers that he was working on a manuscript, about South Africa's bloody Boer War, that reportedly revealed a scandalous mistake that cost many innocent lives. Now it's up to Frances and her loyal lady's maid, June Mallow, to track down the missing manuscript and bring the killer to justice. Despite kerfuffles 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.

Death on the Sapphire is R. J. Koreto's witty and winsome debut of a series that is sure to be a fan favorite for years to come.

©2016 R. J. Koreto (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Mrs. Barnes
  • 27-05-20

Delicious Mystery

This is one of my favorite books, and I was thrilled to find it on audible. The reading is crisp, flows nicely, and the voices are very well done. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to listening to Mr. Koreto's next installment, Death Among Rubies.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-04-21

I enjoyed it!

I really enjoyed listening to this story. I admit to me there were times I wished they would get on with the mystery but the actual story outside of the mystery was charming. There was something about the narrator’s way of ending her sentences that bothered me for a bit but after the story got going I barely noticed it anymore. I’m going to start listening to the next book as soon as I finish this review.

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  • cookinglife
  • 19-04-21

Good story, great performance

At last, a reading was pleasant to listen to and not overdone with falsetto voices and arch tone . Ms. Eyre is a delight to listen to.

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  • MJ
  • 04-06-21

The Lady and a Mystery

This was such a fun mystery with many twist and turns. With an exciting journey for A Lady and her maid to find themselves in the middle of murder and crime that needed solved. The characters were described and brought to life by this author. So much so it felt as if it all played out right in front of me.
Enjoy

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  • mjb
  • 13-06-21

Sparkling story

This was a most entertaining and clever story!!! Highly recommended- I do hope there are more books to follow about Lady Francis! Miss Frinnie Fischer would be proud to be her friend!

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  • A customer
  • 07-06-21

Well done!

The story is well done! The characters of Lady Francis and her maid are clever and speaking.

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  • coffee shop owner
  • 31-05-21

Delightful

This is a delightful story filled with large, lovable characters. I adore Franny, the main character. The Sherlock Holmes style is entertaining and was accomplished very well. I look forward to reading more in the series!

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  • Ijw
  • 22-05-21

better than most

Solid plot, well-defined characters. Deals with point of history uncommon in most boilerplate cosies. Readable even though near perfect main character and master/servant relationship is over idealized.

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  • Sandra
  • 14-05-21

Very enjoyable historical mystery/romance!

I enjoyed the story and love the narrator. I have read several critical reviews of the narrator but I don't agree. I think she did brilliantly. It's a good thing I don't rate the reviews I read very high in my decision making on getting an audio book or else I'd never get any from the negative reviews. Then again, there are some narrators that some reviewers absolutely LOVE that remind me of fingernails on a chalkboard, so to each their own. Enough about my silly ramblings about differing opinions.

I so enjoy a story with a strong female lead character. She is not without her flaws which makes her more than human. I love her relationship with her maid. This is set during a critical time where lines between masters/mistresses and their servants were still drawn in place but more than a few were smudged in places or completely erased in others. Francis and her maid, June often dance over this line, but not without some confusion and/or trepidation.

So sorry! I tend to get a little wordy. So overall impressions:

Good story/plot line.
Great characters.
Interesting romance story line. (luckily she comes to her senses.)
Excellent narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-04-21

Wonderfully developed story line

I seldom write reviews but this was a delight. Just enough mystery and mayhem. Just enough romance. However the readers voice was high and raspy. I will not look forward to hearing her again am looking for other books by this author