The Russian Hill Murders: A Sarah Woolson Mystery (Sarah by Shirley Tallman

By Shirley Tallman

Though her personal San Francisco legislation enterprise slightly tolerates her, gutsy younger lawyer Sarah Woolson flouts right female habit during this nineteenth-century resolution to Legally Blonde. whereas her mom begs her to cool down, her chauvinistic boss attempts to come back up with ever extra spiteful how one can strain his basically woman affiliate into quitting. obviously, Sarah digs in her heels and vows to hold her place at any rate. in addition to, she has no purpose of straying too faraway from the motion.
When the spouse of rich society entrepreneur Leonard Godfrey drops lifeless of an obvious middle assault at a charity dinner for the hot girls and Children’s health center, Sarah’s interest will get the higher of her. yet nobody will think in her thought that Caroline Godfrey’s loss of life used to be now not natural---until a number of extra humans affiliated with the clinic die of inexplicable reasons.
Meanwhile, while a pregnant widow whose husband has died in a sweatshop hearth asks for Sarah’s assist in discovering the landlord in order that she will sue for recompense, our feisty heroine insists on taking the case opposed to her boss’s orders. With the aid of her colleague Robert Campbell and an keen younger hansom cabdriver named Eddie, Sarah is going on a manhunt for Killy Doyle, the menacing head of the manufacturing facility underworld. yet she cannot forget about the mysterious deaths on the ladies and Children’s Hospital---especially whilst the hospital’s chinese language chef is arrested for the murders and the chinese language community’s strongest Tong Lord asks her to shield him.
Faced together with her first legal trial, Sarah stops at not anything to figure out the killer’s id. yet in attempting to exonerate her shopper, she areas her personal existence at risk. Will Sarah work out who the assassin is, or will she be the ultimate victim?

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See here, Mr. Godfrey, I’m sure you haven’t called this afternoon to exchange platitudes. ” The man had the impertinence to laugh. ” “I have little time for society, so their opinion of me is of no consequence. ” I’d made my words deliberately harsh, trying to get a rise out of this annoyingly self-possessed man. To my irritation, he seemed unperturbed as he finished his coffee, placed the cup and saucer on the table, then crossed his long legs in their perfectly creased trousers. ” I stared at him in surprise.

Godfrey,” I said, pouring the coffee. ” “No. Just an uncle who lives in Australia and several distant cousins back east. ” “I’m sorry. ” He smiled, and again I was taken aback by the man’s charisma. Few women, I imagined, would be able to resist such appeal. I was happy to count myself a member of this select group. ” He eyed me candidly. “You portray yourself as a self-assured woman, in control of her life. ” “Mr. Godfrey,” I protested. “You hardly know me. ” “I apologize if I’ve offended you,” he said, although I was irked to notice the smile hadn’t left his eyes.

Oh, really. When I joined this firm I knew it wouldn’t be easy. I had no illusions that I’d immediately walk into a courtroom and argue a case. I expected to do my share of research and writing briefs. On the other hand, I hardly expected to be placed in charge of the typewriting machine from hell or to spend my days washing dishes and digging through law books for the benefit of the entire office, including those who are junior to me. Martin Long has been employed here for one month, yet he hasn’t cleaned a single teacup.

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