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Sarah Woolson
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(4.0 based on 360 ratings)
  • 1

    Murder on Nob Hill

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shirley Tallman
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
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    Sarah Woolson has always dreamed of becoming a lawyer. The trouble is that, in 1880, everyone believes a woman belongs in the home, married and taking care of babies. Using her brains and a little bit of subterfuge, Sarah somehow manages to finagle her way into one of the city's most prestigious law firms, becoming an associate attorney and acquiring her very first client, a lovely young society matron accused of brutally stabbing to death her wealthy but abusive husband.

    Dawn says: "Delightful"
    Delightful

    This is a delightful book. While I usually like more contemporary settings for my mysteries, having this book set in a "more civilized" time was real..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 14 2005 by Dawn (Henrico, VA, United States)
  • 2

    The Russian Hill Murders: A Sarah Woolson Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Shirley Tallman
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
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    Though her own law firm barely tolerates her and her mother begs her to settle down, plucky young attorney Sarah Woolson flouts notions of proper feminine behavior in this nineteenth-century answer to Legally Blonde. When a woman whose husband has died in a sweatshop fire asks for Sarah's help in finding the culprit, she insists on taking the case against her boss's wishes.

    Dawn says: "Welcome Back Sarah"
    Welcome Back Sarah

    I take exception to the Legally Blonde reference; yes, Sarah overextends her experience, but I take her much more seriously than Reese Witherspoon's c..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2005 by Dawn (Henrico, VA, United States)
  • 3

    The Cliff House Strangler: A Sarah Woolson Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Shirley Tallman
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
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    San Francisco attorney Sarah Woolson attends a seance, which turns out to be much more than "silly parlor tricks". After a dramatic display, the clairvoyant and her guests discover that one of the people seated at the table has been brutally strangled, and Sarah is pressed into defending the accused murderer.

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  • 4

    Scandal on Rincon Hill: A Sarah Woolson Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Shirley Tallman
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
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    A body is found just blocks from attorney Sarah Woolson’s peaceful Rincon Hill home. Sarah is soon on the case, but nineteenth-century San Francisco is rapidly thrown into a state of panic as a gruesome crime spree begins to take hold of the city. Engaged in a life or death struggle to find the murderer, Sarah becomes embroiled in the erotic escapades of the town’s infamous high-end brothels, a proper Anglican church, Darwin’s shocking theory of evolution, and a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to achieve a scandalous objective.

    Susie Buggs says: "Juvenile"
    Juvenile

    Was this meant to be a novel for pre-teens? This book is littered with cliches and amateur dialogue. While the premise of a nineteenth century fema..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2010 by Susie Buggs (Wisconsin)
  • 5

    Death on Telegraph Hill: The Sarah Woolson Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shirley Tallman
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
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    San Francisco, 1882: After enjoying an evening listening to the young Oscar Wilde, crusading young lawyer Sarah Woolson and her brother, Samuel, are making their way home when a gunshot sounds and a bullet pierces the fog, striking Samuel. Who could want to hurt Samuel? Was he even the intended target? Determined to find answers, Sarah discovers more murder and mayhem on Telegraph Hill.

    BostonReviewerLiz says: "Brilliant cozy mystery"
    Brilliant cozy mystery

    Cozy. Engaging. Fun.

    Reviewed on August 22 2013 by BostonReviewerLiz (Boston MA)