Books by Shirley Tallman

DEATH ON TELEGRAPH HILL by Shirley Tallman
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Tallman continues to surround her plucky, intelligent heroine (Scandal on Rincon Hill, 2010, etc.) with historical tidbits and a strong mystery."
A San Francisco attorney's determination to take on unusual cases is driving her parents crazy. Read full book review >
SCANDAL ON RINCON HILL by Shirley Tallman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 30, 2010

"Sarah's fourth (The Cliff House Strangler, 2007, etc.) neatly marries mystery, romance and historic San Francisco in an enjoyable tale of the stubbornly independent career woman."
Multiple murders and a maltreated mistress are all in a day's work for 19th-century San Francisco attorney Sarah Woolson. Read full book review >
THE CLIFF HOUSE STRANGLER by Shirley Tallman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 12, 2007

"Tallman's intelligent heroine (The Russian Hill Murders, 2005) is a delight."
1881 San Francisco provides the setting for a series of brutal murders. Read full book review >
THE RUSSIAN HILL MURDERS by Shirley Tallman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 11, 2005

"Tallman's colorful social history sits uneasily in the frame of a historical romance, and Sarah and her foes tend to sound the same choleric note over and over."
When Sarah Woolson (Murder on Nob Hill, 2004) joins the fundraising effort for a hospital sorely needed in 19th-century San Francisco, she finds herself with an immigrant widow, a handsome shipping magnate and a Chinese cook for clients. Read full book review >
MURDER ON NOB HILL by Shirley Tallman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 16, 2004

"Lively details of a lively time and place spice up a typically feisty heroine's struggles against sexism."
It's a wonder the ERA still hasn't passed, considering all the proto-feminist sleuths turning up in American historical fiction. Read full book review >