[Jazz Age Mystery] Cordelia the Magnificent by Leroy Scott - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 16th, 2022, 8:41 am

Cordelia the Magnificent, by Leroy Scott (1875 - 1929)
Cordelia Marlowe carries a high society name but no fortune. She has to make ends meet but what kind of work can a young lady do whose main education has been social manners and tennis? Her acts lead her in the courtships of three completely different men, but in the end, fate chooses for her, and Cordelia emerges a changed person. A tale of mystery, blackmail and love, written in just 23 days by Leroy Scott, a reporter familiar with the intrigues and social scandals the public enjoys, as the story was also made into a silent film in 1923. (Summary by Rapunzelina)

Cordelia decides to work to earn money so she puts out an ad. From all the replies she gets, one attracts her interest so she visits a crooked lawyer, who misleads her into spying on her high society friends, his aim being to find matter for blackmail. Cordelia spends the summer in her friends Gladys' house. Gladys had returned from the war in Europe with a young child, saying she had adopted a war orphan, or was he her own son? And who is this suspicious butler?
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Post by ToddHW » March 16th, 2022, 9:34 am

May I read sections 8 and 20 - the ones with "Mystery" right in the section titles?

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 16th, 2022, 9:47 am

Of course! Thank you Todd!

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 17th, 2022, 1:29 am

Moved to Readers Wanted!

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Post by Dawnsvoice » March 18th, 2022, 5:00 pm

May I do section one and section 3?
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 18th, 2022, 6:13 pm

That'd be great Dawn! Thank you!

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 21st, 2022, 1:48 pm

Thank you, Dawn! You've done a glorious reading! :thumbs: :thumbs: PL OK!

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Post by Dawnsvoice » March 23rd, 2022, 4:52 pm

Thanks for the kind comments. Here is ch. 3, and, can you tell me how many chapters one person can read for this book?

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Post by Dawnsvoice » March 23rd, 2022, 10:11 pm

May I do chapter 12?
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 24th, 2022, 2:55 am

Thank you, Dawn! Your section 3 is PL OK! :clap: There is no limit for this book. You can do as much or as little as you like. I will gratefully sign you up for chapter 12! :9:

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 26th, 2022, 6:51 am

Thank you, Dawn! This is great! :clap: I've marked it PL OK, though there is an optional edit if you think it worth. At around 24:20 the name Madame Sembrich sounds cut off. I had to google the name :oops: so to me the comparison would be lost, but maybe others would get it.

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 27th, 2022, 3:27 am

Thank you for this extra bit, Dawn! :thumbs:

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