The Punjat's Ruby

The Punjat's Ruby

Author: Marian J. A. Jackson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595194551

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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In 1900, a female was the property of either a father or husband, and for a girl of her station to become anything but a wealthy man’s wife was unthinkable. But Miss Abigail Patience Danforth was determined to usher in the twentieth century by becoming the world’s first female consulting detective, even after Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle himself tries to dissuade her and Mark Twain refuses to encourage her. Frederick, The Earl of Hunterswell is eager to ask Miss Danforth’s father for her hand, but then the fabulous Punjat’s ruby, intended as a gift for the Prince of Wales, disappears from Hunterswell House and Miss Danforth is pitched headlong into her first case. With Lord Frederick in tow, Miss Danforth returns to her father’s Gramercy Park mansion in New York where she enlists the help of the famous actor, Will Gillette, who was starring in “Sherlock Holmes” on Broadway, to help her pursue her elusive quarry – risking her life to retrieve The Punjat’s Ruby.

The Punjat's Ruby
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Marian J. A. Jackson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-08-01 - Publisher: iUniverse

In 1900, a female was the property of either a father or husband, and for a girl of her station to become anything but a wealthy man’s wife was unthinkable. But Miss Abigail Patience Danforth was determined to usher in the twentieth century by becoming the world’s first female consulting
The Cat's Eye
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Marian J. A. Jackson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-08-01 - Publisher: iUniverse

Encouraged by Miss Danforth's decision to become the world's first female consulting detective, her chaperone, Maude Cunningham, begs Abigail to find the killer who gunned down her beloved fiancé on the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown. Eager to help her friend and to tackle a new and challenging case, Abigail
Mystery Women, Volume Three (Revised)
Language: en
Pages: 700
Authors: Colleen Barnett
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-31 - Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Like other fictional characters, female sleuths may live in the past or the future. They may represent current times with some level of reality or shape their settings to suit an agenda. There are audiences for both realism and escapism in the mystery novel. It is interesting, however, to compare
Diamond Head
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Marian J. A. Jackson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-08-01 - Publisher: iUniverse

Accompanied as always by her companion and confidante, Maude Cunningham, and her major domo, Kinkade, Miss Abigail Patience Danforth was putting an end to what she saw as yet another attempt by Maude to act as matchmaker as they sat on their balcony at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Oahu.
Sleuths in Skirts
Language: en
Pages: 315
Authors: Frances A. DellaCava, Frances A. Della Cava, Madeline H. Engel
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Psychology Press

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include