logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Frog Music - Emma Donoghue
Frog Music
by: (author)
3.67 135
Emma Donoghue's explosive new novel, based on an unsolved murder in 1876 San Francisco.Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead.The survivor,... show more
Emma Donoghue's explosive new novel, based on an unsolved murder in 1876 San Francisco.Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead.The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women and damaged children. It's the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts.In thrilling, cinematic style, FROG MUSIC digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime. Full of songs that migrated across the world, Emma Donoghue's lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other.
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316324687 (031632468X)
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
4.0 Book 49/100: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
Historical fiction tends to be a little hit-or-miss with me, and murder is not one of my favorite plot devices. As such, I would not have read this book if a friend had not recommended it -- but I'm glad that I did.The thing that overcomes my ambivalence about historical fiction and my general disin...
TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it
1.0 Emma Donoghue - Frog Music
The first line is already awful before you get to the end of it. No book that starts with such a stiff sentence can be great. Emma Donoghue thinks that telling us the characters are in the front room this early in the book means something. It’s not. It’s just another extra word, like a lot of words ...
Reading for Sanity
Reading for Sanity rated it
3.5 Frog Music
Frog Music Emma Donoghue, 2014 During the summer of 1876, San Francisco is experiencing a record-breaking heatwave, as well as an epidemic of smallpox. French burlesque dancer and high-class prostitute, Blanche Beunon is minding her own business when she is run into by a young woman - dressed li...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
3.5 Frog Music
I love Khristine Hvam. I listened to this on audio book and immediately recognized the voice but couldn't quite place it, then quickly made the connection to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Khristine Hvam has such talent as a reader. As for this book, it was good. The characters were interesting and t...
Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense rated it
2.0 Focused on the Wrong Character...
Based on a true story, Frog Music is ostensibly about solving the murder of Jenny, a woman who was independent at a time when that was really, really threatening. But it is actually the story of Blanche, a French immigrant who isn't independent for most of the book. Too bad. Because although Jenny i...
Other editions (13)
Books by Emma Donoghue
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?