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Rogue in Porcelain (Rona Parish Mysteries) Hardcover – April 1, 2007

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Book 5 of 9 in the Rona Parish Series

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The stately pace and tame revelations of the latest Rona Parish mystery from British veteran Fraser (A Family Concern) make it especially suitable for genteel readers. For a Chiltern Life magazine series on family businesses, Rona interviews various Curzons, manufacturers of porcelain—including managing director Charles and sales and marketing director Finlay—who are quite keyed up about the company's 150th anniversary and the unveiling of a new product line, code named "Project Genesis." Rona's archival investigation unearths a skeleton that may threaten the firm, and then she and Finlay happen upon the fresh corpse of a woman they both know. Those who like their contemporary mysteries in traditional mode will be most satisfied. (May)
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Investigative journalist Rona Parrish is working on one of her most intriguing stories yet--even though she doesn't know it. Her goal is to write a straightforward feature on the Curzon family, whose china-manufacturing company has been a mainstay of the Marsborough business community for 150 years. To coincide with this auspicious occasion, Curzon is set to launch a revolutionary new line of china. But the secret behind the new line is only the beginning of the intrigue. As Rona delves further into the family history, she discovers some very dark undercurrents that began with patriarch George Curzon and have filtered down to his descendants. Veteran Fraser offers a straightforward British cozy with an inventive plot and an engaging heroine. This will appeal to traditional cozy fans who like a bit of spice and zing. Emily Melton
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Product Details

  • Series: Rona Parish Mysteries
  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers; 1st World Ed edition (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0727864858
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727864857
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,452,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lisa Small on February 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My library showcased this as a new book, so I gave it a try. I don't like writing negative reviews because I always imagine the author's feelings, and... well, you know. So I'm sorry to say I loathed this book. I read it through to the end, hoping for improvement, but things got worse, not better.

First, the author's sentiments about women seem extremely muddled. The plot begins as a journalist, Rona, is to write a magazine biography about the dynasty that runs a local china & figurine company. On her first visit, she notes the family tree shows only the males, and asks about it. The men tell her the women have never wanted to run the business... and Rona spends the next five or fifteen pages APOLOGIZING for her temerity in pointing out the sexism. At the book's conclusion, when she is let in on a manufacturing secret none of the wives or sisters know, the author notes with approval that the family women are humbly silent and accepting of this.

Adultery is rife, though not racy. A middle-aged man is considered to have done his wife a favor when he dumps her, because she then gets a new haircut and starts wearing makeup again. She's alone, desperate, and impoverished to the point she has to take in roomers; nonetheless, we are to believe he did her good by sending her back to the cosmetics counter! Fraser makes clear that it is the woman's menopausal depression that justified her cruel abandonment, never mind what a lifetime of fidelity and childbearing SHOULD have gotten by way of husbandly loyalty.

Much is made of elegant restaurants, endless and pointless phone calls, and, often enough to be grating, makeup.
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Looking at the book index on my Kindle, Anthea Fraser is often repeated! There's a good reason for that, not only has she written a great selection of mysteries, they are ALL compelling and enjoyable.
This one centers on a famously posh china firm which makes one think of Wedgwood or Aynsley, in that the china's brand, Curzon, is a household name.
Rona Parish sets out to write the firm's history near one of its big anniversaries and soon finds herself enveloped in family scandal.
Fraser is excellent with characterizations and there's some riveting personalities in this one. Still my most beloved characters are Rona's family members, included in each of this series of her mysteries. Those members include her glam husband, exasperating twin sister,her parents and her husband's family. Last but not least is Gus, her pet retriever who has a charming personality of his own.
Now, the only problem I have with Fraser's Kindle editions is their higher than usual price. A few are reasonable but the large majority are too pricey. Sorry, but there it is. They are certainly engrossing reads but too much for Kindle and I doubt I shall pay that much again. About $11. seems appropiate for Ruth Rendell on Kindle but few other authors. I think M.C. Beaton's Kindle prices are prohibitive as well. Maybe $4 or $5, no more for Beaton, Fraser, George and many other authors.
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The focus is on Rona's family and friends, not on a murder mystery. Still enjoyable.
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love all her books
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