The Cliff House Strangler

By Shirley Tallman
Read by Carrington MacDuffie

The Sarah Woolson Mysteries: Book 3

11.20 Hours 01/01/2007 unabridged
Format:
  • Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $15.96

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781504628396

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • $6.95

    ISBN: 9781504628402

  • $72.00

    ISBN: 9781433213038

  • $29.95

    ISBN: 9781433213045

When nineteenth-century attorney Sarah Woolson defied convention by opening her own San Francisco law firm, she found that clients—paying clients, that is—were wary of a woman managing their legal affairs. Just as her patience and her money are running out, Sarah attends a séance at San Francisco’s Cliff House that turns out to be much more than “silly parlor tricks.” After a dramatic display, Russian clairvoyant Madame Olga Karpova and her guests discover that one of the people seated at the table has been brutally strangled. Later, when two more of the guests are found slain, Sarah is pressed into defending the accused murderer. Working on her client’s case, she quickly finds herself at the center of a complicated murder plot involving ghosts, gypsies, and City Hall. It’s hardly proper behavior for a nineteenth-century woman, but Sarah wouldn’t have it any other way.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

When nineteenth-century attorney Sarah Woolson defied convention by opening her own San Francisco law firm, she found that clients—paying clients, that is—were wary of a woman managing their legal affairs. Just as her patience and her money are running out, Sarah attends a séance at San Francisco’s Cliff House that turns out to be much more than “silly parlor tricks.” After a dramatic display, Russian clairvoyant Madame Olga Karpova and her guests discover that one of the people seated at the table has been brutally strangled.

Later, when two more of the guests are found slain, Sarah is pressed into defending the accused murderer. Working on her client’s case, she quickly finds herself at the center of a complicated murder plot involving ghosts, gypsies, and City Hall. It’s hardly proper behavior for a nineteenth-century woman, but Sarah wouldn’t have it any other way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[An] entertaining and atmospheric 1880s San Francisco whodunit…Tallman throws in some unexpected twists, keeping the reader guessing to the end.” Publishers Weekly
“Sarah Woolson is spunky as hell—law was a very male profession in the 1880s—and San Francisco is a great locale.” Contra Costa Times
“This is a fine historical series with a strong female sleuth who stands up for herself and plots that raise issues that remain relevant today.” Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Shirley Tallman

Shirley Tallman is an award-winning writer with a flair for historical mysteries. She has written a number of successful romance novels and has coauthored several screenplays produced by NBC, ABC, and CBS. She has recently finished a screenplay for Paramount Studios. She lives in Eugene, Oregon. Visit her on the web at www.ShirleyTallman.com.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English