Boys of Sabbath Street
Shelly Reuben

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Narrated By: Carrington MacDuffie

Duration: 4 hours and 28 minutes

What to expect

When Artemus Ackerman, retired magician and mayor of Calendar, hears about the first fire on Sabbath Street, he sends his publicist, Maggie Wakeling, to the fire department to find out what caused it.

Artemus, who still performs conjuring tricks for his constituents, has his heart set on turning the shabbily elegant Baldwin Theater into a museum of magic. All he has to do is convince wealthy widow Claudette Goodwin to donate the Baldwin to his beloved town.

But the theater is located on Sabbath Street, where that first disastrous fire occurred. Then there is a second fire on Street—and a third.

Certain Claudette will never invest money in such an incendiary location, Artemus orders Maggie to follow the trail of char, first to Fire Marshal George Copeland, then to the Boys of Sabbath Street, who had so valiantly saved occupants from two fires. And finally to…?

Add to the mix Mayor Ackerman's romantic attraction to Claudette, Maggie's determination not to be attracted to Fire Marshal Copeland, and the idiosyncratic residents of Calendar, and the result is a happy romp through the world of fire investigation and an introduction to people you will wish lived across the street instead of only in the pages of this enchanting book.


Crime and mystery fiction, Fiction: general and literary, Thriller / suspense fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

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“Shelly Reuben is a magical storyteller. Her new book, The Boys of Sabbath Street, displays what magical storytelling is all about.”

Huntington News

“If you are interested in magic—and who isn’t?—you will love this delightful story. If you are charmed by people falling in love you will love this story. And if you like a good mystery you will love this story…There is guilt and confession—but there is also magic, heroism and ultimately rebirth.”

Albert Ashforth, author of The Rendition

The Boys of Sabbath Street is a witty and thought-provoking look at what happens when crime comes to a small, close-knit community…This is a story about crimes and their investigation. It is also a story about family, about love, about hope, oh, and about magic too.”