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Chinawoman’s Chance (Portia of the Pacific Mysteries Book 1)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense>Mystery>Historical
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense>Mystery>Occult
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense>Thriller>Historical
First California woman lawyer solves crimes
Clara Shortridge Foltz, Esq. is the first woman admitted to the State Bar of California. It is 1884 in San Francisco’s Chinatown. This is the first murder case in which Clara must defend her Chinese client in court. After she loses her murder trial in a male-dominated, racist kangaroo court, she must trap the real killer. Captain Isaiah Lees assists her and teaches her the methods of street detective work. Will her young client be hanged before she can trap the real killer?
Inside the Sheriff’s Office, Clara felt as if she had stepped inside a menagerie. There were at least fifteen different animal heads peering down at her from the mahogany walls: bears, mountain lions, deer, and one rhinoceros. Connolly was seated behind his high desk, leaning back, his hands behind his head, a big cigar in his mouth. He wore the uniform of the Chinatown Squad, so she assumed he had arrested George Kwong, her client.
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James Musgrave has won First Place in the Chanticleer International Book Awards in the Historical Mystery Category, 2013. All of the mysteries in his Detective Pat O'Malley series were promoted as 'featured titles' in the American Library Association's Self-E Program for independent authors.
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