Fire and Fog (Fremont Jones Series #2)

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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...

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Overview

"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.

In this follow-up to The Strange Files of Fremont Jones, the intrepid investigator finds herself in the midst of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. In the unnerving mayhem and devastation of the ensuing fires, she learns to drive, is pursued by two ardent suitors, falls for her sleuthing cohort, and makes a discovery that could end her life. HC: Doubleday.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553569223
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Fremont Jones Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 811,697
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2004

    Superb! READ THIS BOOK!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2001

    Wonderful Fremont

    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!

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