The Body in the Ballroom: An Alice Roosevelt Mystery

The Body in the Ballroom: An Alice Roosevelt Mystery

by R. J. Koreto

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ISBN-13: 9781683315773
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Series: An Alice Roosevelt Mystery , #2
Sales rank: 210,351
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

R. J. Koreto, a business and financial journalist, has over the years been a magazine writer and editor, website manager, PR consultant, and seaman in the US Merchant Marine. A graduate of Vassar College, he is author of the Lady Frances Ffolkes mysteries, a member of Mystery Writers of America, and has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. This is his second Alice Roosevelt mystery.

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The Body in the Ballroom: An Alice Roosevelt Mystery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
C_Fowler 5 months ago
Alice Roosevelt is at her best in this wonderful sequel to Alice and the Assassin by R. J. Koreto. When a guest is poisoned at one of the New York City's most highly anticipated debutante balls of the season where Alice is a guest, she is determined to find out what happened, especially when the police arrest a friend. With her Secret Service bodyguard, Joseph St. Clair, at her side, she is determined to clear Peter Carlyle's name and bring the real killer to light. This book is truly engaging, and I loved just sitting back and enjoying the ride as Agent St. Clair narrates Alice's quest for justice. Alice is a young woman (now all of 18) not to be toyed with and is never daunted by the tasks at hand. I especially enjoyed her impromptu "breakfast meetings" where she gathered information from people from all walks of life to aid in her investigation. I highly recommend this book as well as the first book in this series, Alice and the Assassin. R. J. Koreto's Alice Roosevelt is a wonderful character, and I look forward to reading more about her adventures in future books in this series. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are solely my own.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Alice in Koreto land is much more interesting than Alice in Wonderland. I really like Alice Roosevelt. I would love to have been her contemporary. She managed to move through various levels of society with ease. Plus, she’s one smart cookie. Alice knows how to get information, although some of her methods are more questionable than others. But always interesting. Mr. Koreto had me guessing right up to the end. I’m eager to read more Alice mysteries. Once you’ve read one, you will be, too. Thank you, Mr. Koreto, for bringing Alice into my life. ***Book provided without charge by PICT.*** Submitted by sunny island breezes.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
historical-novel, historical-fiction, historical-figures, historical-places-events, law-enforcement, murder-investigation, humor ----- The author totally captures the spirit of Alice Roosevelt! The exasperated staff (and even a brief appearance of her father during his presidency), the kinds of attitudes held by certain segments of the public, and her penchant for pushing the envelope all ring true based on public accounts. But this is fiction, and fascinating, as is the construction of the investigation into the murders and a number of side issues as well. The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers, but that can't begin to prepare you for all the laughs! There are lots of twists, suspense, and red herrings, and lots of hilarious situational and verbal humor. I really loved this fun read! I requested and was lucky to receive a free review copy from the publisher via NetGalley. And today I got one as a birthday gift!
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Body In The Ballroom is the second book in the Alice Roosevelt Mystery series. I enjoy reading historical mysteries and this was a very entertaining series. Extremely interesting and well-developed characters. It was easy to see that the author spent time researching the times and life of the citizens of this country in the early 1900’s. The series centers around eighteen-year-old Alice Roosevelt, daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt and Alice’s bodyguard and former Rough Rider, Joseph “Cowboy” St. Clair. St. Clair certainly is a busy man, not only guarding the President’s daughter but keeping Alice out of trouble. Alice and St. Clair have returned to the home of Mrs. Cowles, the President’s sister, New York City. Alice has returned to the city to attend the debut ball of Rutledge family’s daughter, Philadelphia. As people are gathered around a punch bowl, Lynley Brackton’s wife hands him a glass of punch and shortly after drinking it became very ill and quickly passed away. The Rutledge’s family physician is called and he feels that Brackton was poisoned by wolfsbane. It is soon learned that Rutledge has a garden that in fact does have some wolfsbane growing, which has been broken into and some of the plants show signs of recently being disturbed. Against his better judgment St. Clair agrees to help Alice investigate the murder. They begin to wonder if Brackton might not have been the intended victim and they also need to look into an organization called XVII a group who is against anyone who is not a White Protestant and whose family has been in New York for 4 or 5 generations. The book is well-plotted and told story. I enjoyed all the characters, but especially Alice and St. Clair. The interaction between the two was very enjoyable. Alice will put a smile on your face many times. Plus you will find yourself thinking that poor St. Clair, what will Alice get him into next. I will definitely be watching for the next book in this enjoyable series.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Body In The Ballroom is the second book in the Alice Roosevelt Mystery series. I enjoy reading historical mysteries and this was a very entertaining series. Extremely interesting and well-developed characters. It was easy to see that the author spent time researching the times and life of the citizens of this country in the early 1900’s. The series centers around eighteen-year-old Alice Roosevelt, daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt and Alice’s bodyguard and former Rough Rider, Joseph “Cowboy” St. Clair. St. Clair certainly is a busy man, not only guarding the President’s daughter but keeping Alice out of trouble. Alice and St. Clair have returned to the home of Mrs. Cowles, the President’s sister, New York City. Alice has returned to the city to attend the debut ball of Rutledge family’s daughter, Philadelphia. As people are gathered around a punch bowl, Lynley Brackton’s wife hands him a glass of punch and shortly after drinking it became very ill and quickly passed away. The Rutledge’s family physician is called and he feels that Brackton was poisoned by wolfsbane. It is soon learned that Rutledge has a garden that in fact does have some wolfsbane growing, which has been broken into and some of the plants show signs of recently being disturbed. Against his better judgment St. Clair agrees to help Alice investigate the murder. They begin to wonder if Brackton might not have been the intended victim and they also need to look into an organization called XVII a group who is against anyone who is not a White Protestant and whose family has been in New York for 4 or 5 generations. The book is well-plotted and told story. I enjoyed all the characters, but especially Alice and St. Clair. The interaction between the two was very enjoyable. Alice will put a smile on your face many times. Plus you will find yourself thinking that poor St. Clair, what will Alice get him into next. I will definitely be watching for the next book in this enjoyable series.