Yes. There are subtle allusions to historical events and other works of fiction that are not immediately obvious on a first listen.
Lots of delightful passing references to literature and cinema - easily missed the first time, making a second listen worthwhile.
Superb and appropriate use of dialects and accents
Very believable and sympathetic characters; unusual elements introduced slowly.
Very effective characterizations with distinct and appropriate accents.
In the upper third, but not too high.
All of her performances, including this one are superb. This story - set in San Francisco - presented several potential difficulties in regard to accents, but she managed all very well
More of a psycological study of the heroine than a detective-thriller; but it contains an excellent, vivid depiction of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire. As a historical window into a devastating event it has few peers. Delightful historical fiction.
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