Caroline Fremont Jones revels in her return to San Francisco, where a new city rises from the ruins of the 1906 earthquake. Even more rewarding is her business partnership and rekindled love with ex-spymaster Michael Archer Kossoff. But their private investigation agency is barely off the ground when Fremont's new friend, lovely but quirky Frances McFadden, becomes their first client--and it's a most troubling case.
The adventurous but skeptical Fremont, lured by Frances to a seance, sees her companion fall into a disturbing trance. Despite the opposition of her powerful, controlling husband, Frances is determined to develop her budding psychic ability. Soon she confides to Fremont that a restless spirit from San Francisco's legendary past has entrusted her with a mission.
But when one of the city's female mediums is murdered, and then another, Fremont's reservations turn to dread. Who has killed these women who wield their own power in the metaphysical world, and why? As Fremont's investigation takes her into the murky depths of spiritualism, she places not only herself, but also her dearest friends in mortal danger.
About the Author
Dianne Day spent her early years in the Mississippi Delta before moving to the San Francisco Bay area. Fremont Jones has appeared in three previous mysteries: The Strange Files of Fremont Jones, which won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, and two bestselling sequels--Fire and Fog and The Bohemian Murders. Day, who now lives in San Francisco, is at work on her fifth Fremont Jones mystery, Death Train to Boston.
"With her independent spirit and youthful determination, Miss Jones is virtually invincible."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Appealing...a spirited, irrepressible heroine."
"Jones is instantly captivating, a spunky young woman who wants to make her own way and is more than capable of doing so....Engaging."
"It's Day's light and romantic touch with her spunky heroine and the men in her life that makes this series sparkle."
Don't miss Fremont's bestselling adventures:
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."
"An impressive performance."
Fire and Fog
"The strong-willed, intelligent Jones shines, whether she's helping her friend, fending off suitors or fleeing the clutches of ninja smugglers."
"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."
--San Francisco Chronicle
And coming soon in hardcover from Doubleday:
Death Train to Boston