The Cliff House Strangler

The Cliff House Strangler

Book - 2007
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
Nineteenth-century attorney Sarah Woolson is still trying to get her life together. Against her family's wishes, she opens her own San Francisco law firm, only to find that clients---paying clients, that is---are wary of allowing a woman to manage their legal affairs. Just when her patience, as well as her money, are about to run out, Sarah and her friend and former colleague, Robert Campbell, attend a seance at San Francisco's Cliff House. Making their way through the worst storm of the season, they arrive at their destination to find themselves in for much more than, in Robert's words, "silly parlor tricks." After a dramatic display of spirit apparitions, flying trumpets, and phantom music, Madame Olga Karpova---a renowned Russian clairvoyant---and her guests make a grisly discovery: One of the twelve people seated at the table has been brutally strangled.
Later, when two more seance participants 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, all the while facing off with Robert in a volatile legal battle and investigating her brother Frederick's shady political dealings. Hardly proper behavior for a nineteenth-century woman, but Sarah wouldn't have it any other way.
Feisty and determined, Sarah continues to flout the notions of "proper" femininity in this series that is a turn-of-the-century answer to "Legally Blonde.""
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312357566
0312357567
Call Number: TALLMAN
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Cliff House (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Seances -- Fiction.
Women lawyers -- Fiction.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

m
maipenrai
Dec 21, 2016

(The third book in the Sarah Woolson Mysteries series)

m
Memawrayne
Jul 12, 2016

a little slow to start with, but ended up being a good mystery with a strong female character.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at GCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top