If you like your mysteries served up with a tall order of intrigue, romance, fascinating characters, and engrossing local color, try The Avalanche from author Gertrude Atherton. Set among the affluent upper classes in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, the novel delves into the relationship between a beautiful young woman from France and her ambitious American suitor. It's a satisfying, fully fleshed-out read in which the mystery is just one part of a well-wrought tale.But the queens generally run to French names, as havina#39; a better commercial value than Mary Jane or Ann Maria. One of these was ... a#39;leadersa#39; called upon the managers in a body and threatened never to set foot inside their doors again unless she was kept out, and the managers succumbed. Then there ... aquot;J. Horace Medford. ... He doesna#39;t seem to have bought any property or transacted any business.
|Publisher||:||The Floating Press - 2014-02-01|