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R.J. Koreto

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R.J. Koreto is the author of the Lady Frances Ffolkes mystery series, set in Edwardian England, and the Alice Roosevelt mystery series, set in turn-of-the-century New York. His short stories have been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

In his day job, he works as a business and financial journalist. Over the years, he’s been a magazine writer and editor, website manager, PR consultant, book author, and seaman in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Like his heroine, Lady Frances Ffolkes, he’s a graduate of Vassar College.

With his wife and daughters, he divides his time between Rockland County, N.Y., and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

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Edwardian: On the Cusp of the Modern Era

We look at the first seasons of Upstairs/Downstairs or Downton Abbey and think the Edwardian Era was all about butlers and fox hunting and dressing for dinner. But a lot of modern things were happening:

* Einstein published the theory of special relativity in 1905.
* The dreadnought, the first modern battleship, was launched in 1906.
* The Wright Brothers fly their plane in 1903.
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"What a captivating historical mystery! This book was simple yet clever and I felt very submersed into this world. I love that Lady Frances is intelligent, independent, and strong-willed, yet she’s also kind, compassionate, and caring. There are some " Read more of this review »
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"In DEATH ON THE SAPPHIRE BY RJ KORETO we get acquainted with Lady Frances (Frannie to her friends) Ffolkes Lady Francis is a young woman who is well into the suffragette movement , a titled lady who serves soup to the poor and who is very set in her " Read more of this review »
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"I rarely read novels and am always on the lookout for one that is clean with fun characters and a good story. This answered all of them (and I only bought it because I liked the cover!). I also bought the 2nd one in the series so have something to lo" Read more of this review »
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By turns poignant and humorous, this series of semi-related true-life accounts shows the modern face of the PI business. Ms. McNair is very upfront, talking about herself and her family and her co-workers. She paints detailed pictures of every scene, ...more
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On this surface, this is a brisk police procedural—but there's so much more. The mystery takes place in modern-day Utah among the Mormon community, and the context of the murder is deeply entwined with the Mormon faith and its history. (Indeed, the b ...more
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A wonderful sequel to The Silver Gun, taking up where the first book left off. The intrepid Lane Sanders faces a new threat, with a mysteriously missing banker as well as a series of puzzles left from Lane's late parents. There are multiple plot thre ...more
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