"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 safetythwarted 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.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Series:||Fremont Jones Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||4.19(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.59(d)|
About the Author
Dianne Day spent her early years in the Mississippi Delta before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. Books in her Fremont Jones mystery series include The Strange Files of Fremont Jones, which won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, Fire and Fog, The Bohemian Murders, Emperor Norton’s Ghost, and Death Train to Boston. She died in 2013.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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!