Noblesse Oblige
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Noblesse Oblige (Emma Rhodes #1)

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  6 reviews
With her impeccable manners, a wardrobe to die for, and the perfect combination of beauty and brains, no one can confuse Emma Rhodes with a run-of-the-mill investigator. She prefers to think of herself as a “private resolver,” a person the rich and famous can turn to when a problem needs to be resolved quickly and quietly. All it takes is $20,000 and two weeks’ time for Em...more
Published November 1st 1996 by Berkley (first published 1996)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Noblesse Oblige, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Noblesse Oblige

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 71)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Smith, Cynthia

Heroine Emma Rhodes is smart, anti-feminist and less than humble. A private detective for the rich, Rhodes is not above flashing a little cleavage to get the job done and can't understand why her "fictional" counterparts "dress in schmattes, dwell in squalor, and wallow in poverty." In Belgium on holiday, Rhodes takes on a Middle Eastern terrorist group to save a kidnapped member of the royal family. Along the way, she beds the country's top cop, outwits the M...more
No need to repeat the publisher's description it is accurate. The writing is engaging and fast-paced...what I like in a mystery-thriller. Emma Rhodes is a nice change from the standard P.I., which she refuses to label herself. If you enjoyed the movie, To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, you will see a lot of similarities of style.

This is the first book of a series (and the only one I have read)
Emma Rhodes is a problem solver. She gets paid $20,000 to solve the problems of the rich and famous; she does it, discreetly, in two weeks or she doesn't get paid. Emma stops a kidnapping while in Brussels and lands neck deep in a mystery. Follow her as she deals with Islamic and Jewish secret organizations, fielding the amorous attentions of a local cop and multimillionaire.
Looking for #2 even as we speak.
Bev Hankins
I know I read this (some time ago) and that I thought it pretty good--but this description does not sound at all like a book I've read....
Mar 13, 2008 Pam marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
03/12/08 bought at MOTB for author signing on 03/13/08
Auntie J
Sep 06, 2007 Auntie J rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Auntie J by: JoAnn
a light, fun read.
Jodielynn Lovern-barger
Jodielynn Lovern-barger marked it as to-read
May 29, 2014
Beth marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2014
Mo marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2014
Sara marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2014
Jackie marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2014
Kryzll Silverio
Kryzll Silverio marked it as to-read
May 27, 2013
Bay marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2013
Anne marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2013
Key We
Key We marked it as to-read
Oct 13, 2012
Ivy marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2012
C. marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2012
Marti added it
Jul 16, 2012
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Cynthia S. Smith was the author of best-selling non-fiction books until she turned to crime. She lives in Florida.
More about Cynthia Smith...
Misleading Ladies Silver and Guilt Impolite Society Royals And Rogues Design with the Other 90%: Cities

Share This Book