If you enjoy mysteries set in another time and place and featuring a strong woman character, try Shirley Tallman's Sarah Wolcott series. Sarah is a 27 years old, single, lawyer living in Victorian San Francisco in the late 1890s. Against her family’s wishes, she has opened 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. With the assistance of her friend Robert Campbell, an attorney she met while briefly employed at a prestigious law firm and her brother, Samuel Wolcott, Sarah always solves the case.
So why not check out a historical mystery series featuring a strong female character? One of my favorites is Miriam Grace Monfredo's Glynis Tyron, an advocate for women and slave rights living in Seneca Falls, NY where the first women's rights'convention was held in 1848. In Seneca Falls Inheritance, Glynis Tryon, the town's librarian, agrees to help organize the Women's Rights Convention of 1848 expecting controversy and opposition, but not murder!
If the winter weather is getting you down and your next vacation is months away, you may want to join with others who are "warming up" cruising on the high seas via a series of mystery books written by Stella Whitelaw. You will be guided by her dancer turned sleuth "cruise director" Casey Jones while she deals with disappearing passengers, over the hill performers, and -oh yes, a gorgeous ship doctor while visiting exotic ports of call.
Cross, Gillian. Tightrope. When she begins receiving bizarre threatening messages from someone who seems to know her every move, teenage Ashley, after seeking help from the neighborhood tough guy, comes to realize that she alone can end the stalker's reign of terror.
I wait impatiently for these authors' next release
Recommended by Joyce, an adult reference librarian at the Canton Public Library.
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