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Publisher's Summary

In this third novel of the Cree Black mystery series, a friend and homicide inspector asks Cree to help investigate a human skeleton recently unearthed in the foundation of a fine Victorian home, apparently the bones of a victim of the 1906 earthquake. The bones have intrigued the forensic anthropology team at UC Berkeley with their peculiar anatomical deformities. They call the skeleton "Wolfman". Who was the Wolfman? Cree's historical research takes her back to the unholy glory days of the Barbary Coast, old San Francisco's infamous red-light district. Her narrative is illuminated by entries from the 1889 diary of Lydia Schweitzer, a Victorian woman with her own secret interest in the Wolfman. As the mystery unravels, both women must face human nature's darkest aspects with courage and compassion.
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©2006 Daniel Hecht and Christine Klaine; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
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3 out of 5 stars
By D. Engle on 12-09-06

Not What I Expected...

I loved the first two Cree Black novels, so it was disappointing to discover in the introduction that this wouldn't be a "supernatural" mystery like those first two novels.

All in all, Bones of the Barbary coast was just okay. I was mesmerized by the historical thread, a journal from the years leading up to the 1906 SF quake. But, the modern-day characters were uninteresting to me, except in the very final scenes, and often unlikable.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tonette on 08-29-06

A Great Listen

This long awaited (for me anyway) addition to the Cree Black series was different than I expected. The first two had more of a supernatural theme. This had a historical theme. It was fascinating and kept me hooked throughout! In addition, Anna Fields does a wonderful job narrating. I highly recommend this audio book.

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