Fire and Fog

Fire and Fog

Fire and Fog With her independent spirit and youthful determination Miss Jones is virtually invincible raved The New York Times Book Review upon meeting Dianne Day s spunky and appealing new heroine in her debut

  • Title: Fire and Fog
  • Author: Dianne Day
  • ISBN: 9780553569223
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • With her independent spirit and youthful determination, Miss Jones is virtually invincible, raved The New York Times Book Review upon meeting Dianne Day s spunky and appealing new heroine in her debut, The Strange Files of Fremont Jones Now Fremont Jones returns, awakened by a terrible rumbling, and nearly crushed by a falling armoire, to find herself in the midst of th With her independent spirit and youthful determination, Miss Jones is virtually invincible, raved The New York Times Book Review upon meeting Dianne Day s spunky and appealing new heroine in her debut, The Strange Files of Fremont Jones Now Fremont Jones returns, awakened by a terrible rumbling, and nearly crushed by a falling armoire, to find herself in the midst of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.In the confusion and devastation that ensues, Fremont volunteers for the Red Cross, and learns to drive an automobile to transport supplies and handsome doctors, sparking romances along the way Her sleuthing cohort, the elusive Michael Archer, vanishes, leaving Fremont alone to sleuth the mysteries uncovered by the earthquake and to wrestle with her romantic feelings for Michael A smuggler s cache unearthed by the disaster leads Fremont straight into danger kidnapped by murderous Ninjas, Fremont must find her way to safety thwarted at every turn, as even friends become suspect Alone Fremont picks her way through the menacing ruins of San Francisco and narrowly escapes with her life.

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    I think it's the sign of a well written mystery novel, when the mystery is subtle and not in the form of a dead body which the main character just happens to stumble upon. Bringing back Fremont Jones, the story is featured during the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. With her home destroyed Fremont temporarily sets up a new office with a previous client, Alice whom she stumbles upon while driving for the Red Cross. Anonymous threats lefts at her doorstop, amorous suiters who refuse [...]

    This is the second book in Fremont Jones Mystery series by Dianne Day. This time typist and amateur sleuth Fremont Jones not only has a couple of mysteries to solve but she must do so in the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. What happened to the owners of the building in which Fremont had her professional typist office? Why did they have so many odd things hidden the building which the earthquake uncovers? Who is the mysterious woman that Fremont finds wandering the streets afte [...]

    Kind of torn on this one. Fremont stumbles upon several mysteries in this one, but is, understandably, entirely caught up with the aftermath of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire so there's not all that much of an attempt to solve anything. Well, she puts a great deal of effort into solving one mystery, which gives her the answer to a mystery that she didn't know existed until she solved it. I guess this whole book was something like a mystery slight-of-hand. Overall, not bad. But I was [...]

    It's rare to find the second book in the series to be better than the first, but I loved it even more. How is that possible? Great characters, gripping narrative, careful research, interesting mystery and engaging characters that you respect and understand. Plus social commentary on the times, an intricate but clear plot and a romantic subplot. This book is just sheer fun!Fremont Jones is an amazing woman character, you will find yourself rooting for her and looking forward to more!

    Another fun book in this series about Freemont Jones a victorian woman making her way in San Francisco and solving mysteries to boot. In this book the mystery centers around a series of events related to the great SF earthquake. Interesting little bits of history add to the fun.

    I love the main character, and I relished the description of life during and just after The Great Quake. However, the mystery seemed a bit too convoluted in its solution to me this time.

    I found this gem of a book in a pile of withdrawn books at the library. I see it is the second book in the Fremont Jones series, so I missed some backstory.Fremont is a cross between Kinsey Millhone of Sue Grafton's books, and Sherlock Holmes of Arthur Doyle's books. A smart, practical, way ahead-of-her-time, unconventional, amateur sleuth! She has guts, along with a witty sense of humor.I once lost track of time reading this for an hour, as I couldn't put it down. She kind of reminds me of Dr. [...]

    Ms. Day must do really meticulous research. Add to that her considerable talent as a writer and the reader will understand what it must have been like for citizens of San Francisco on April 16, 1906. That was the date of the most famous earthquake on this continent. Any writer of historical fiction, has among other interesting challenges, the task of making comprehensible to contemporary readers the period in which the story is set. The author must do that without losing the reader who can never [...]

    Having previously read Dianne Day's first book (The Strange Files of Fremont Jones) featuring the feisty sleuth/typist, I decided to pick up the second of the series. The book starts out with the great earthquake of 1906 in San Francisco. Mrs. O'Leary's house is evacuated and Fremont's office has been destroyed. Handsome and mysterious Michael Archer has been called out of town on business and leaves his room at the Presidio and his automobile in Fremont's care. While working for the Red Cross D [...]

    After San Francisco's 1906 earthquake and the fires that followed leave Fremont Jones without a home or office, she tries to rebuild her life while also running errands for the relief effort. But between the strange behavior of a new friend and Fremont's discovery of an inaccuracy in the list of quake victims, it doesn't take long for her inquisitive nature to get her into trouble.This book is similar to the first in that there's more than one mystery going on. They seem a little more successful [...]

    Fire and Fog is the second book in Dianne Day's Fremont Jones series. Everything gets disrupted when the earthquake hits San Francisco. Fremont lives for a while at The Presidio, in a tent in Golden Gate Park, and with another woman in her house. And of course there is a murder and other adventures come her way, including driving a Maxwell car around the city to help out with the earthquake aftermath. Michael Archer is barely in the book. Fremont wears pants and discovers she likes the freedom t [...]

    If you're looking for a tight and solid mystery, the Fremont Jones books are not for you. However, I really don't care. I love Fremont Jones so much, and the care Day takes with historical and emotional detail, makes this wackadoo story just the ticket for me. I love that she has her own business, I love that she doesn't wear a corset. So often in Historical Heroines of all genres, she's very restricted in her movements, in her choices. And we say, "well, that's okay, because that's how women we [...]

    I've been trying to get book 1 so I could start at the beginning (series was recommended by a friend), but apparently one library in the entire valley has it. So I went with book two. It is a fun series, even with starting with the second one. I like the main character, her independence and desire to be a modern woman, even though she wouldn't know that phrasing yet. I also like the experience painted of those who lived through the San Francisco earthquake and its impact on day to day living. So [...]

    Fire and Fog is set in 1906 San Francisco, as earthquake and fire ravage the city by the bay.An interesting counterpoint to Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King - the latter being the superior book in my opinion.The trauma and dislocation of the earthquake was not conveyed as well as in Locked Rooms. And the love triangle was a heavy-handed cliche!

    I am still liking this series. However, Freemont is wearing on me. She has a temper which really does not appeal to me. Her temper comes across to me as that of an immature spoiled child who has not gotten her way. The issue that prompted her pique in this book did not make sense to me. Not only was it unreasonable, but she hangs on to her complaint way too long. It does not work in her favor. I cannot see why her friends find this acceptable. I am hoping that she mellows out in the next book.

    like Suzanne Arruda's 'Jade' mysteries, this is a good diversion from deeper more mentally consuming books. It takes place in San Fran during the early part of the 1900's - this particular one during the earthquake. It's great because it's teaching me a fair amount about the earthquake and it's aftermath. Perhaps some is fiction but on the whole I expect it's fairly accurate as regards to events of the time. Entertaining and a very fast read!Last time I read about this character I learned some i [...]

    The second in this series, this novel incorporates intriguing material dealing with the 1906 earthquake and aftermath fire. It feels reasonably well-researched, and it's a mystery so I'm not going all fact-checker on it, though I'm not using it as the primary source for my California history class either. It's just well-handled as a milieu. The Gothic part of this one, comme ci, comme ca, but the evacuation to Golden Gate Park? Nice.

    Somewhat disappointed in how little detail there was about the 1906 SF earthquake and fire, but as this is a novel and not a history, I can't really complain. As a novel, this works as well as book 1 in the series, and moves a crucial relationship between two continuing characters further forward. Because Fremont has lost both her home and her place of business in the disaster, where she goes from here will be interesting. On to "The Bohemian Murders", Book 3.

    Tāds viegli lasāms gabals, ar kura palīdzību atsvaidzināt grāmatu paleti starp nopietnākiem darbiem. Joprojām patīk spītīgā un uzņēmīgā Fremonta, kas sevi mēģina pierādīt kā neatkarīgu sievieti 20. gadsimta sākuma Sanfrancisko. Šoreiz visa darbība notiek 1906. gada zemestrīces ēnā- kontrabanda, mīklaina un histēriska istabas biedrene, pielūdzēji un nindžas. Ak, un, mīļā Fremonta, pietiek nu tiepties, un ir laiks pašai sev atzīties, ka Maikls IR īstais:)

    RATING: 3.25Overall, I didn’t feel that the characterization was as memorable as in the first book. Many of the interesting secondary characters were mostly absent throughout the book. The new characters didn’t really touch the heart. The believability factor was rather low in this one. An excellent job on the setting, though, and depiction of life in San Francisco after the earthquake.

    Fairly enjoyable, although I did get annoyed with the main character from time to time. She wasn't exactly easy to relate to and much to prone to internal temper tantrums. I really enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book, but the last couple of chapters stretched my suspension of disbelief a bit too hard for me to really enjoy the whole book.

    Enjoyed the continuing storylines and characters introduced in the first book of this series. The author's storytelling style shifted slightly, but the plot disorder seemed to parallel the general disarray of the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, so it worked.

    The 1906 earthquake in San Francisco has happened. Great descriptions of the aftermath. Murders are occurring around Fremont Jones and she wants to find out who is behind it all. Good twists. Loved it.

    A very nice story about the San Francisco earthquake and how it impacted peoples lives. I'm sore there were a lot of mysteries going on in reality as well as fiction. The only thing I didn't like about this second book in Day's series. the cliff hanger. Luckily I do have the 3rd book.

    2nd in a series, this book takes place during the 1906 earthquake and fires in San Francisco. Interesting story, very interesting historical background. No warning for graphic content needed, as there was in the first book.

    I read this with a book group because the author had been a member of a feminist book group a friend and I had once belonged to. She was writing The Strange Files of Fremont Jones when we first met her. The books were kind of a disappointment.

    This is the second in the Fremont Jones books. Again, cute and surprising in the end. There are two mysteries she is trying to resolve, like in the first. Again, the romance trickles in (I like romance in my books).

    This has been a fun series to read. I am enjoying Fremont Jones and her San Francisco adventures. My only complaint about this story was that there seemed to be a few loose ends that were never resolved by the end of the book, and Fremont's various romances felt a little too contrived.

    Another delightful mystery featuring the intrepid Fremont Jones. Will Fremont & her beloved typewriter survive the San Francisco quake & fire of 1906? Quite the nailbiter (which is bad for typing skills). These books remind me of Laurie R King's Mary Russell novels.

    Fire and Fog is the 2nd book in the Fremont Jones series. Like the first, it's shamelessly unbelievable, and that's what gives this series so much charm. I'll sum this book up with one word: Ninjas. How cool is that?

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