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Publisher's Summary

A body is found just blocks from attorney Sarah Woolson’s peaceful Rincon Hill home. Sarah is soon on the case, but nineteenth-century San Francisco is rapidly thrown into a state of panic as a gruesome crime spree begins to take hold of the city. Engaged in a life or death struggle to find the murderer, Sarah becomes embroiled in the erotic escapades of the town’s infamous high-end brothels, a proper Anglican church, Darwin’s shocking theory of evolution, and a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to achieve a scandalous objective.
©2010 Shirley Tallman (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“A solid read…Convincing period detail supports an engaging lead who’s a more plausible character than, say, Rhys Bowen’s Molly Murphy.” ( Publishers Weekly)
“Sarah’s fourth neatly marries mystery, romance, and historic San Francisco in an enjoyable tale of the stubbornly independent career woman.” ( Kirkus Reviews)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Susie Buggs on 08-26-10

Juvenile

Was this meant to be a novel for pre-teens? This book is littered with cliches and amateur dialogue. While the premise of a nineteenth century female lawyer/investigator was intriguing the plot is thin and predictable and the characterizations shallow. All the women are beautiful and innocent - even the prostitute. All the men were handsome are adoring except the one totally vile villan. The narrator was mediocre at best with poor character differentiation and a sing-song delivery.

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5 out of 5 stars
By sonia on 03-21-11

Good Quick Read

This book was really good for an easy read on the beach. I felt like I was in 1880s San Francisco and could not guess the murderer. I can't wait for the next in the series.

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