Autumn 1908 finds Caroline Fremont Jones and her partner in love and work, Michael Kossoff, traveling incognito, riding the rails from San Francisco to Boston. The railroad hired the sleuthing couple to investigate a series of accidents. But before they can solve the mystery, they become victims of the worst mishap yet when their train blows up near Salt Lake City. Was it a callous act of vandalism-or something even more sinister? Michael isn't about to let his injuries slow down his search for answers...or for Fremont, who has not been seen since the accident-dead or alive.
Fortunately, the badly injured Fremont was rescued from the train's wreckage. But her unlikely savior, the leader of a breakaway Mormon sect, has hidden her away in his remote wilderness community. It seems that Melancthon Pratt has big plans for Fremont...not the least of which is for her to become his sixth wife. Now Fremont's only hope is that her genius for artifice will help her devise an escape. That is, unless Michael, shadowed by an old nemesis and a mysterious stranger, can find her before a heartless killer claims both their lives.
About the Author
Dianne Day spent her early years in the Mississippi Delta before moving to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Fremont Jones has appeared in four previous mysteries: The Strange Files of Fremont Jones, which won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, and three bestselling sequels. Day has now completed her sixth Fremont Jones mystery, Beacon Street Mourning, and is working on a novel of suspense based on the life of Clara Barton. "From the Hardcover edition."
Award-winning author of Emperor Norton's Ghost
"With her independent spirit and youthful determination, Miss Jones is virtually invincible."
--The New York Times Book Review
"It's Day's light and romantic touch with her spunky heroine and the men in her life that makes this series sparkle."
"Swift and upbeat...the ongoing adventures of the sharply defined and appealing cast of characters carry the lively story."
"Jones is instantly captivating, a spunky young woman who wants to make her own way and is more than capable of doing
The Strange Files Of Fremont Jones
Macavity Award Winner for Best First Mystery Novel
"One of the most refreshing heroines to appear in years...Day rates top marks for her crisp, witty dialogue...cleverly conceived plot; and darkly menacing touches."
Fire And Fog
"This delightful mystery begins with a bang...and things get more and more complicated from there."
--San Francisco Chronicle
The Bohemian Murders
"A special treat. Highly recommended."
Emperor Norton's Ghost
"A lively and atmospheric mixture of sharply observed detail and high drama."
Death Train To Boston
"The opening scene is electrifying....An extremely appealing book...Great fun to read."
--The Book Report