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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (250 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shirley Tallman Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sarah Woolson Mysteries Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781504627399
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Sarah Woolson has always dreamed of being a lawyer. The trouble is that, in 1880, everyone believes a woman’s place is in the home. Using her brains and a bit of subterfuge, Sarah finagles her way into a prestigious law firm, becoming an associate attorney and acquiring her very first client, a lovely young society matron accused of murdering her husband. Sarah is sure of her client’s innocence, but with the discovery of her secret lover, it becomes nearly impossible to prove.

When four more victims fall prey to the killer’s knife, Sarah fears she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Soon Sarah finds herself embroiled in shady legal maneuvers, a daring Chinatown raid, a secret and very scandalous sex club, and the most powerful and dangerous tong lord in the city’s Chinese District.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The performance will not be surpassed. Anna Fields has a superb gift for creating character voices, both male and female…Emotions are skillfully interpreted, whether highly charged or sympathetic.”

    AudioFile

  • “The performance will not be surpassed.”

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  • “Lively details of a lively time and place spice up a typically feisty heroine’s struggles against sexism.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The serenely self-assured Sarah…keeps the reader on her side and turning pages till the end.”

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  • AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 1/30/2014

    " Maybe I'm not being fair to this one... listened to in the car and it just wasn't keeping my interest, my mind kept wandering. It was an okay read, but nothing spectacular. Ended up dealing with a scandalous sex club so I can't even recommend it to the little old ladies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 1/12/2014

    " Mediocre (what a marvelous word!) book. The author was banging on social issues that were -true- critical in the 1880s, but with a very 21st century voice and mode of expression. I came away feeling like someone needs to show the author that a woman can be strong without disliking men or marriage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/2/2014

    " Great, heartwarming story of courage with a mystery as well. Sarah Woolson is an aspiring lawyer who is tough, courageous, and extremely intelligient. Author Shirley Tallman is a great writer and storyteller. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danelle | 12/19/2013

    " I have read all of Shirley Tallman's books and have enjoyed all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JayeL | 12/15/2013

    " On another librarian's recommendation, I bought this book and the Russian Hill Murders on audio. I enjoyed the stories, but my favorite part was hearing about San Francisco of the past. It was great to hear about streets with which I am familiar and try to imagine which parts may still be standing (probably none due to the fire in 1906). It was also nice to hear about what was in the neighborhoods south of Market way back when. In the first book a woman and her lover are falsely accused of murdering her husband. Secrets and intrigue follow through a web of power, money and women's liberation. The heroine is a female attorney who is hired on at law firm whose managing partner thinks he has been suckered into hiring a woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorie | 11/27/2013

    " This was a quick, easy read. The first in a series of books featuring a female attorney struggling for the right to practice law among misogynistic male attorneys. This was an enjoyable read, but the characters felt a little flat to me. The ebook I read was poorly formatted, so that may have influenced me. An enjoyable historical mystery but I'm not sure if I will continue the remaining books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 11/20/2013

    " This was a cute book. A fun little mystery, easy read. Looking forward to reading more in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geng | 8/23/2013

    " Interesting plot and setting, but poor writing and flat, unrealistic characters. The murderer was also obvious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharlene Harsh | 7/12/2013

    " Liked it at first, then I got bored with it. I will try #2! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 6/8/2013

    " Nothing like a good murder mystery with an historical setting when you want to escape. Tallman tells a good story without offensive language or too graphic detail. I wonder if there were families in Victorian San Francisco who had such liberated women. I hope so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 5/14/2013

    " Loved it. A very good mystery. I love the main character! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/26/2013

    " I thought the way the victims were murdered was written just for shock value. Still, it was entertaining enough for me to want to read the next in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/30/2013

    " This mystery is set in the late 1800s in San Francisco and features Sarah Woolson, an attorney. She doggedly pursues a murderer along with another attorney, Robert Campbell,who infuriates her. The play between Sarah and Robert creates an interesting subplot and the mystery is solved satisfactorily. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carey | 8/7/2012

    " I enjoyed reading "Murder on Nob Hill". The main character Sarah is a lawyer in 1880 San Francisco. I like her fellow lawyer Mr. Campbell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 4/28/2012

    " I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Written in the style of author Victoria Thompson, the book was well written and had a good storyline with a strong heroine. I will seek out more books from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misti | 2/16/2012

    " I thought this was an entertaining and light read. The main character reminds me a little bit of Amelia Peabody, but I do like her. I'm looking forward to reading the others in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 1/14/2012

    " I have no idea where I got the recommendation. This entertaining mystery is set in San Francisco in 1880. The main character is a feisty, young woman with a law degree and determination galore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherilee | 8/10/2011

    " I would give this 3 1/2 if I could. I really enjoyed the book but was a little disatisfied with the ending. Overall though a good mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cmc1012 | 6/3/2011

    " After starting the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes books, I liked the idea of female detectives/lawyers when that was not common. Somehow stumbled onto these. They are definitely entertaining... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Quist | 5/13/2011

    " It's kind of fun reading reading about a woman who fancies herself with her own independent identity in 1880 .... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharlene | 4/30/2011

    " Liked it at first, then I got bored with it. I will try #2! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 2/15/2011

    " I have no idea where I got the recommendation. This entertaining mystery is set in San Francisco in 1880. The main character is a feisty, young woman with a law degree and determination galore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherilee | 1/3/2011

    " I would give this 3 1/2 if I could. I really enjoyed the book but was a little disatisfied with the ending. Overall though a good mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 10/13/2010

    " Mediocre (what a marvelous word!) book. The author was banging on social issues that were -true- critical in the 1880s, but with a very 21st century voice and mode of expression. I came away feeling like someone needs to show the author that a woman can be strong without disliking men or marriage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 6/18/2010

    " This was a cute book. A fun little mystery, easy read. Looking forward to reading more in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/4/2010

    " It's kind of fun reading reading about a woman who fancies herself with her own independent identity in 1880 .... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 2/17/2010

    " Loved it. A very good mystery. I love the main character! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 12/14/2009

    " Maybe I'm not being fair to this one... listened to in the car and it just wasn't keeping my interest, my mind kept wandering. It was an okay read, but nothing spectacular. Ended up dealing with a scandalous sex club so I can't even recommend it to the little old ladies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 10/13/2009

    " Nothing like a good murder mystery with an historical setting when you want to escape. Tallman tells a good story without offensive language or too graphic detail. I wonder if there were families in Victorian San Francisco who had such liberated women. I hope so. "

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About the Author
Author Shirley Tallman

Shirley Tallman is a screenwriter and an award-winning author of romance novels and historical mysteries.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.