A silly, but fun mystery. Emma Rhodes, Private Resolver, hob-nobs with Kings and Queens and other aristrocrats in this debut mystery. I enjoyed it, inspite of the 'name dropping' throughout.
With her impeccAble manners, a wardrobe to die for, and the perefect combination of beauty and brains, no one can confuse Emma Rhodes with a run-of the mill private investegator. She prefers to think of herself as a "Private Resolver" a person the rich and the famous can turn to when a problem seeds to be resolved quickly and quietly. All it takes is $20,000 and two weeks' time for Emma to prove her worth. So far her record is perfect. But when Emma thwarts the kidnapping of one of the Belgiums royal family. She becomes the unlikely target of Middle Eastern zealots. Ane suddenly two weeks seems too long trying to survive assassination attempts...
Love this series and wish there was more. I'd actually read this one before but liked it so much I happily read it again.
The characters are really interesting and it was fun to find out how Emma met Abba.
Enjoy (even if it's your second time:-))
Emma Rhodes is beautiful, intelligent, and wealthy and she isn't humble about it either. Emma decided the best way to use her assets would be as a private detective for the rich and titled. In her debut, she is housesitting in Brussels when she foils the kidnap attempt on a child of the royal family by a group of Islamic terrorists. This is Emma's world, so of course they'll instantly invite her into their lives and tell her their problems. Seems a royal husband has gone into hiding, fearing for his life and his family's, and his wife is very upset. Emma thinks finding this guy is going to be an easy assignment until the terrorists go after her. Everyone in this book including the villains is either good looking, seriously smart, rich, or titled and sometimes all of them. This is a fun beach or airplane book; read it with tongue firmly planted in cheek. The situations are highly improbable and the ending even more so, but it's a bit of fun. I believe there are 4 more in the series.
Noblesse Oblige is a really fun read. Emma Rhodes is quite the character - beautiful and brilliant with a wonderful lifestyle. If you want to escape into her luxurious world with a good mystery, give it a read.