The Strange Files of Fremont Jones
By Dianne Day
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc
From Library Journal
Mix together a foggy San Francisco of 1905, a female Sherlock Holmes, Chinese tongs, a hint of Norman Bates, and Caroline Fremont Jones, late of Boston, and you have this enchanting book. Fremont leaves Boston to escape from an arranged marriage, sets herself up in a "type-writing" (i.e., secretarial) business, and becomes independent. Her first client, Justin Cameron, is a young lawyer who becomes her beau. Another client is the strange and very weird Edgar Partridge. Her landlady, Mrs. O'Leary, and another roomer, Michael Archer, complete the cast. Day, author of several pseudonymous romance novels, has beautifully captured the rhythm and speech of a Victorian novel. She leads Fremont on an extraordinary adventure and the reader on a delightful read. The characters are all a bit mysterious, which adds to the pleasure. Recommended for popular collections.?Barbara Maslekoff, Ohioana Lib., Columbus
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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