Three Days for Emeralds

Three Days for Emeralds[BOOKS] ⚡ Three Days for Emeralds Author Mignon G. Eberhart – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk With over million copies of her novels in print, Mignon Eberhart s fifty ninth title is a classic suspense story about romance, intrigue and murder among the upper classes With overmillion copies of her novels in print, Mignon Eberhart s fifty ninth title is a classic suspense story about romance, intrigue and murder among the upper classes. Major characters Alicia Lacy Wales, our protagonist, legal secretary to Hiram BascomHiram Bascom, attorneyRichard Blake, Lacy s fiance , secret government agentRose Mendez, ne Murphy appealed for help but didn t get itCarlos Mendez Rose s exYolanda Mendez, Carlos current wifeInez Wales Lacy s stepmotherRafael Inez brotherBurden Buddha Smith, neighbor and confidanteSpook, Buddha s manservantHobie Fellows a teen gas station attendantCaptain O Leary policeLocale New York City an Major characters Alicia Lacy Wales, our protagonist, legal secretary to Hiram BascomHiram Bascom, attorneyRichard Blake, Lacy s fiance , secret government agentRose Mendez, ne Murphy appealed for help but didn t get itCarlos Mendez Rose s exYolanda Mendez, Carlos current wifeInez Wales Lacy s stepmotherRafael Inez brotherBurden Buddha Smith, neighbor and confidanteSpook, Buddha s manservantHobie Fellows a teen gas station attendantCaptain O Leary policeLocale New York City and environsSynopsis Alicia Lacy Wales, legal secretary, receives a letter from old friend Rose Mendez, appealing for help Lacy asks her boss, Hiram Bascom, for assistance, and he responds in a confusing manner, even kissing her Lacy goes to see Rose, to find she has deteriorated into a fat, dirty, candy eating slug Lacy hands her a drink of whiskey, she downs it, and immediately falls dead Lacy goes to look for a sheet to cover her up, and in her bedroom she finds that Rose has a framed photo of Richard Blake her own fiance on her nightstand The Mendez family appears There is a convoluted divorce alimony decree between Carlos and Rose, specifying that her alimony will cease if she remarries Then a marriage certificate is found between Rose and Richard Blake Lacy is torn to find her fiance may have married Rose behind her back.Review This is Eberhart s last novel In 1988 she was 88 or 89, and it is sad that her writing is just not cohesive and magic anyI considered not finishing it, but stuck with it as a sort of tribute to her career The action is jerky and illogical, and uses way too many exclamation points, Nancy Drew style It has the flavor of being dictated After a rough beginning, it does smooth out somewhat to the end.The action upon discovering Rose s death is especially hard to follow Eberhart struggles to get someone to notify the authorities There is an appearance by several Spaniards from the fictional country of Logonda who are stereotyped and two dimensional at best their background and relationships are tangled and difficult to understand Their main activity is standing around, drinking, and looking elegant One, Rafael, carries his pet with him, which is described at various points as a small dog, a cat, or a ferret which he claims to have found on an airplane Rafael does turn out to be the most believable of the lot.Various scenes are just not credible for example, a family interview by the police breaks into a knock down drag out fight and the police just idly wait for it to be over Lacy drinks a drugged martini, recovers and vows to not drink anything another has prepared and on the same page accepts and drinks a cup of coffee from Inez the vow didn t last long Golden Age clich s remain in vogue poisoned chocolates and spiked drinks abound 3 10Implausible mystery that contains too many ridiculous coincidences and leaves too many unanswered questions Hobie from the gas station, Jessica the dog, and Jessie the wife were the best characters, and they were mostly window dressing Detective Captain O Leary was solid.

Three Days for Emeralds eBook ó Three Days  MOBI
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Three Days for Emeralds
  • Mignon G. Eberhart
  • English
  • 17 January 2017
  • 0394561082