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As most of you probably know, I write the Sarah Woolson historical mystery series set in 1880s San Francisco. My heroine, if she were real, would have been only the third female attorney in the state of California, and as you can imagine she’s up against a world of prejudice from the all-male legal establishment. Feisty and determined to fight for her clients, Sarah resolutely faces off against her critics, and anyone else claiming that a woman’s proper – and only – place is in the home.!

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Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN 978-1-250-01043-8
October 16, 2012

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After meeting the Irish poet Oscar Wilde, Sarah and her brother Samuel make their way down Telegraph Hill. A gunshot shatters the quiet night and Samuel slumps to the ground, gravely wounded. Sarah fights to stop the bleeding, her mind whirling. Who would want to harm Samuel? Was he even the intended target? Vowing to find the truth, she returns to Telegraph Hill. But instead of finding answers, she stirs up more questions, and multiple murders. When the police arrest a man she believes to be innocent, Sarah takes his case. Too late she realizes she may have just added her own name to the killer’s list!

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