Fire and Fog (Fremont Jones Series #2)

Fire and Fog (Fremont Jones Series #2)

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by Dianne Day
     
 

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"With her independent spirit and youthful determination, Miss Jones is virtually invincible," raved The New York Times Book Review upon meeting Dianne Day's spunky and appealing new heroine in her debut, The Strange Files of Fremont Jones. Now Fremont Jones returns, awakened by a terrible rumbling, and nearly crushed by a falling armoire, to

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"With her independent spirit and youthful determination, Miss Jones is virtually invincible," raved The New York Times Book Review upon meeting Dianne Day's spunky and appealing new heroine in her debut, The Strange Files of Fremont Jones. Now Fremont Jones returns, awakened by a terrible rumbling, and nearly crushed by a falling armoire, to find herself in the midst of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

In the confusion and devastation that ensues, Fremont volunteers for the Red Cross, and learns to drive an automobile to transport supplies and handsome doctors, sparking romances along the way. Her sleuthing cohort, the elusive Michael Archer, vanishes, leaving Fremont alone to sleuth the mysteries uncovered by the earthquake and to wrestle with her romantic feelings for Michael. A smuggler's cache unearthed by the disaster leads Fremont straight into danger: kidnapped by murderous Ninjas, Fremont must find her way to safety—thwarted at every turn, as even friends become suspect. Alone Fremont picks her way through the menacing ruins of San Francisco and narrowly escapes with her life.

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Emily Melton
Fremont Jones is the epitome of the strong-minded, independent, ahead-of-her-time woman. Slipping the restrictive bonds of her conservative Boston upbringing, Fremont has moved to San Francisco, set up her own typewriting service, and determined to make her own way in the world. But the disastrous earthquake of 1916 changes her plans, at least for the moment, and turns Fremont into a Red Cross nurse and amateur detective. In the aftermath of the quake, Fremont offers her services as a nurse, rents a room from a mysterious librarian, and winds up in the middle of a complex mystery involving a double murder, the theft of two invaluable samurai swords, and an illegal import-export business. Fortunately, the intrepid Fremont has the help of her faithful admirer Michael Archer, who not only helps her unravel the puzzling case but encourages her independent spirit and even--wonder of wonders--gives her a horseless carriage. Humorous, cleverly plotted, and thoroughly engaging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553569223
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Fremont Jones Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
512,642
Product dimensions:
4.17(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.58(d)

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Fire and Fog (A Fremont Jones Mystery) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book worth reading!! This book was one of the first and best mysteries I have ever read. I was extremely impressed. Fremont is witty, intellectual, and independent. The setting is great--early 1900s in San Francisco. I've read every book in the series and this is definitely one of the best. In addition to being a mystery...it is also a bit romantic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fremont Jones is a model for all women and has an incredible intelligence that makes her adventures all the more interesting. Besides the great fire of San Francisco is very well depicted and gives us a glimpse of what it was really like. Fremont understood how to mix looks and wisdom. Good job! An awesome summer reading!