Murder on Nob Hill (Sarah Woolson Mysteries)
Shirley Tallman did a great job of introducing Sarah Woolson. Sarah is a new attorney, and immediately gets invoved in a mystery. You better believe that the fact that Sarah is a FEMALE attorney in early 20th century San Francisco causes astonishment, consternation, and many outcries.
I do love reading historical mysteries and I have not had as much fun reading about San Francisco since Dianne Day's Fremont Jones series. I like Miss Woolson, and her family and friends, more with each paragraph. I have the first three books of the series and can hardly wait for the fourth book to be published.
(Also, Shirley Tallman has an interesting website.)