THE STRANGE FILES OF FREMONT JONES.
New York: Doubleday, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in a wonderful series of historical mysteries, set in 1905 turn-of-century San Francisco. Introduces us to Fremont Jones, who has come West to embark on a career as an independent "type-writer" but who winds up involved in sleuthing, something a properly brought up young Bostonian should never do. Winner of the Macavity award for best first novel. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-385-475497.