Francine was the killer of her ex-girlfriend, bank director Clarissa Rochester, in Death Comes to Lunch (Case #37 of Mysteries of the Past).


Francine is a 25-year-old maid. She has short curly brown hair fixed with a white ruffled headpiece with a black ribbon. She dons a long sleeved black dress lined with white ruffles and a black choker. Additionally, she wears red lipstick and nail polish. It is known that Francine has knowledge of botany, eats golden caviar and uses hair pomade.

Height 5'6"
Age 25
Weight 170 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood AB+

Events of Criminal Case

Francine became a suspect after she discovered the body of Clarissa Rochester. When asked what had happened, she said that Clarissa was holding a luncheon, but when she started to feel ill, she asked the guests to leave. Francine then left the salon and, when she returned, she found her mistress dead on the sofa. After Isaac asked for a list of those who were at the luncheon, she said that would be quite impossible as many had left to play bowling on the rooftop. The player and Isaac then decided to investigate the rooftop.

Francine was spoken to again about her dismissal letter. She said that Clarissa had incredibly high standards, and that even years of faithful service didn't matter if you made a simple mistake. She said that she even went to night school to learn about herbs and potions so that she could brew the perfect tea. However, her attempts were in vain as she had poured the tea in the wrong cup, resulting in her dismissal.

Later on, she called the airship in distress regarding Larry Rochester harassing her.

In the end, Francine was revealed to be Clarissa's killer. Initially denying involvement, Francine admitted to the crime. She said that she and Clarissa were having a secret romance when the victim dumped her to adopt an orphan. Unable to let her go, she mixed her champagne with a poisonous plant during the luncheon in order to pin the murder on a guest. Judge Lawson sentenced her to 20 years in jail.

Case appearances



  1. 1.0 1.1 Referring to the Mysteries of the Past era.


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