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Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls (Ambrose Bierce Mystery Novels)by Oakley Hall
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When three pretty young suffragists known as the Trey of Pearls come to San Francisco, the cit‛s brawling and unrefined men whip themselves into a lather of desire and defiance. But the murder of Reverend Divine, the famous advocate of spiritualism, temperance, and the female vote, sets Ambrose Bierce and Tom Redmond on the trail to uncover a darker side to the girl‛ composure and comelinessÂ—free love, a jeweled harem, and a web of San Francisc‛s most powerful men desperately trying to cover their pasts.
As the two sleuths begin to glimpse the truth, the body count builds and tensionsÂ—both political and socialÂ—erupt into a standoff among suffragists, hard-drinking diehards, and, lurking in the shadows, the elusive murderer.
- Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller- Penguin will publish Ambrose Bierce and the One-Eyed Jacks simultaneously
When three young, beautiful orators known as "The Trey of Pearls" come to San Francisco in 1892 to advocate women's suffrage, the burly city whips itself into a lather. But when the famous women's advocate Reverend Divine is found murdered, Ambrose and Tom uncover a different kind of liberation that includes the doctrine of free love, the minister's harem, and the rough and ready past of California's early years as a frontier, in their search for the murderer.
About the Author
Oakley Hall is the author of more than twenty other works of fiction, including Warlock, The Downhill Racers, The Bad Lands, and Separations. He was for twenty years professor of English and director of writing programs at the University of California, Irvine, and in 1998 received a PEN Center USA West Award of Honor for lifetime literary achievement.
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