Beatrice O'Rourke, the O'Farrell Street boardinghouse cook has the afternoon off. What could possibly go wrong?
This short story in the USA Today bestselling Victorian San Francisco Mystery series features one of the most beloved characters in the series, as well as giving the reader a tour of the boardinghouse itself. Chronologically, this story come soon after the events in Scholarly Pursuits,so if you don't like spoilers, you might want to wait to read it until you have finished that book.
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Never underestimate a well placed, experienced older woman! A delightful story with the main character being a woman of "a certain age" and social class. She proves to be smart and quite resourceful. Well done all around!
Delightful short story - historical genre about the housekeeper's unwanted excitement. Of course, a typical time for thieves to strike is when a home is left unguarded. But much to their surprise, someone had not evacuated and was making rounds inside the home. As she did, she surveyed and gave us her thoughts and memories about the rooms décor, usage, and some of the people in her life. What a good and loyal employee and thoughtful character. This made a good short story that can be read as a standalone, but is also a great addition to the bigger Victorian mysteries series.