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Ginger Rogers and the Riddle of the Scarlet Cloak

3.07  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
An Original Story Featuring Ginger Rogers Famous Motion-Picture Star As The Heroine.
Paperback, 252 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published January 1st 1942)
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Grace
Jun 01, 2015 Grace rated it really liked it
Really, I should have given this book 3 or 3 1/2 stars, not 4, but I just enjoyed it too much!

I would give it 3 stars for the writing itself - it's not bad, just very dull and flat, and a bit melodramatic at times. It's filled with modern no-no's, like abundant telling instead of showing, "head-hopping" with the point of view within a scene or even a paragraph, and very little character development.

All of this needs to be taken in stride, though, considering the sort of book this is. It's a pul
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Iris
Nov 07, 2014 Iris rated it it was ok
This book caught my eye because the heroine was none other than the classic film star Ginger Rogers. Who wouldn't want to read a book like that? The plot is a mystery of complex characters and events that's supposed to leave you guessing as to the outcome of the intrigue, but it's so straightforward and uninspired that there really is no nail biting tension anywhere in the book.

The book reads like you're watching a 1940s film noir. The scenes change from light and happy to seedy and dangerous al
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Olivia
May 15, 2015 Olivia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's not bad however it's kind of strange because this is written by Ginger Rogers real mother however her fictitious mother in the book is a mess having hysterical bouts of crying when she doesn't get her way and then it's pages of Ginger telling her mother how amazing and perfect she is. Calling her the 'belle of the ball' and comparing her to a princess. Was the real Mrs. Rogers looking for an ego boost or something?
Rebecca
Nov 15, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was curious as to the type of writer Lela Rogers was. This book is interesting but I think it is window to its time do I don't know if contemporary readers will like it but I would let a young reader enjoy this book.
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Jan 30, 2016 B rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wish this were a movie starring Ginger Rogers instead...
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