- By BobRogers

The Laced Chameleon

  • Title: The Laced Chameleon
  • Author: BobRogers
  • ISBN: 9781626464216
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Laced Chameleon The Laced Chameleon an historical murder mystery is dramatic irony in the tradition of the TV series Columbo New Orleans native Francesca Dumas is a quadroon courted by moneyed white men She leads

    The Laced Chameleon, an historical murder mystery, is dramatic irony in the tradition of the TV series, Columbo.New Orleans native Francesca Dumas is a quadroon courted by moneyed white men She leads a sheltered life of elegant gowns and lavish balls until a bullet shatters her dream world While awaiting arrival of the Union Navy atop a Mississippi River levee on April 2The Laced Chameleon, an historical murder mystery, is dramatic irony in the tradition of the TV series, Columbo.New Orleans native Francesca Dumas is a quadroon courted by moneyed white men She leads a sheltered life of elegant gowns and lavish balls until a bullet shatters her dream world While awaiting arrival of the Union Navy atop a Mississippi River levee on April 25, 1862, Francesca s lover is shot dead Rain soaked and blood stained, Francesca vows revenge Conundrums confront Francesca solve her identity crisis, succeed as a spy, and find and defeat a three time murderer.

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    1. The Laced Chameleon by Bob Rogers is a suspenseful, compassionate and perceptive reflection on race, identity, and the multifaceted history of New Orleans. The story opens on April 25, 1862, as the Union is routing the Confederates out of New Orleans. The beautiful feisty quadroon Francesca Dumas, her lover, wealth banker Joachim, and several friends are among the crowd celebrating the turnover. Then Francesca world swirls out-of-control when Joachim is shot down before her eyes. Vowing revenge [...]

    2. I like complexity in my mysteries - add more than a touch of historical background, and it's even better.Francesca Dumas is a New Orleans belle who leads the lavish life of a lady of high society, until her love is shot dead and she declares revenge. Her determination to find his killer changes her life of parties, riches and high society and brings her into a world replete with danger - but this is only a piece of the real story in The Laced Chameleon. The novel is set in 1862 New Orleans durin [...]

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