Murder on Nob Hill
Shirley Tallman

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Narrated By: Anna Fields

Duration: 8 hours and 28 minutes

What to expect

Sarah Woolson has always dreamed of being a lawyer. The trouble is that, in 1880, everyone believes a woman’s place is in the home. Using her brains and a bit of subterfuge, Sarah finagles her way into a prestigious law firm, becoming an associate attorney and acquiring her very first client, a lovely young society matron accused of murdering her husband. Sarah is sure of her client’s innocence, but with the discovery of her secret lover, it becomes nearly impossible to prove.

When four more victims fall prey to the killer’s knife, Sarah fears she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Soon Sarah finds herself embroiled in shady legal maneuvers, a daring Chinatown raid, a secret and very scandalous sex club, and the most powerful and dangerous tong lord in the city’s Chinese District.


Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Historical crime and mysteries, Fiction: general and literary

Listen to a sample

“The performance will not be surpassed. Anna Fields has a superb gift for creating character voices, both male and female…Emotions are skillfully interpreted, whether highly charged or sympathetic.”


“The performance will not be surpassed.”


“Lively details of a lively time and place spice up a typically feisty heroine’s struggles against sexism.”

Kirkus Reviews

“The serenely self-assured Sarah…keeps the reader on her side and turning pages till the end.”