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Five years ago Caroline Fremont Jones fled the proper world of her native Boston for the independent life of a California private detective. But now, in the winter of 1909, she is grief-stricken to learn of her father’s grave illness. Still hampered by half-healed injuries from her last adventure — but buoyed by her ever-deepening affection for her partner in love and workFive years ago Caroline Fremont Jones fled the proper world of her native Boston for the independent life of a California private detective. But now, in the winter of 1909, she is grief-stricken to learn of her father’s grave illness. Still hampered by half-healed injuries from her last adventure — but buoyed by her ever-deepening affection for her partner in love and work, Michael Kossoff — Fremont leaves sunny San Francisco for the ice-edged air and handsome mansions of Beacon Street.Her visit has scarcely begun when her father, suffering from a malady not even his doctor can diagnose, takes a turn for the better ... only to die suddenly in the middle of the night. Fremont is certain her odious stepmother, Augusta, somehow caused her father’s death. But how? And did she have an accomplice? Michael questions Fremont’s suspicions ... until an exotic piece of evidence and a second, violent death trigger an investigation that draws upon childhood memories and fears to become Fremont’s most personal one yet....

Title : Beacon Street Mourning
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ISBN : 9780553580617
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 269 Pages
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Beacon Street Mourning Reviews

  • Gloria Mccracken
    2019-01-05 09:20

    This one has all the earmarks of the end of the series (and the blurb for the author's next book is a different protagonist and era). A pity. These books have been a joy to read, even if you do want to take Fremont and shake her occasionally.

  • Janifowose
    2019-01-04 09:23

    I seriously hope this was not the ending of the series. If so you will be sorely disappointed.

  • Helen
    2018-12-26 07:22

    Having read some of the reviews of this book I was prepared for a very lackluster story. Actually I found this last one to be quite good. I started reading Fremont Jones books years ago when I discovered them as a 'local author' in California. I have enjoyed each one and looked forward to finding the next. I'm sorry to know that this was the last of this series since there seems to be so much left hanging. Perhaps someday she will take Fremont up again.If I was disappointed in this book at all it would have to be the ending. There was a lot left unsaid if this truly is to be the last book of the series. Also, it just felt like such an abrupt end to a story that had been so well told.I highly recommend this book to any who like mysteries. But you should read them in order since each book progressively refers back to events in previous ones. That way there are no spoilers for the storyline of each.

  • Carolyn
    2019-01-08 03:14

    A cute story with decent intrigue, and a particularly fun read for anyone with a knowledge of Boston. It takes place in Boston in the early 1900s and the author did a great job of using real streets and places and making it seem very authentic. However, the main intrigue of the book took a very long time building up, and then resolved too quickly. I was already halfway through the book and it felt like nothing had happened yet. I think I might have enjoyed this more if I had read some of the other Fremont Jones Mystery stories first, but it does alright as a stand-alone as well. Definitely worth a read for Boston fans, but otherwise, I think I would pass it up in favor of the many better mystery books out there.

  • Jan
    2019-01-11 10:35

    I began reading Fremont Jones's story with a paper book, because she was starting a new life in San Francisco running a typewriting service. Her life & story morphed over 6 books to where she became a private investigator with a life & work partner Michael. By this final book they had an assistant doing the typewriting. Author Dianne Day finished out her contract for this series & had begun another about Clara Barton when she passed away in July 2013. She briefly wrapped up Fremont & Michael at the end of Beacon St Mourning. It was not super satisfying & she could have continued to write further adventures in the coming years. I'm happy to have known Fremont, but sad that this is the end of her story.

  • Cooper
    2018-12-29 06:16

    What a delightful surprise!Set in the early 1900s in Boston, fiercely independent Fremont Jones goes home to be with her ailing father. When he dies unexpectedly, Fremont is certain her step-mother has something to do with it. Along with her lover and business partner Michael Kossoff, Fremont starts her own investigation. What she uncovers is a sinister plot of murder and greed.Dianne Day creates characters and a storyline that sucks you in and makes it so you cannot put the book down. Was totally invested in these characters and how Fremont was going to out maneuver her wicked wicked step-mother.

  • Val Sanford
    2018-12-22 06:30

    Freemont Jones is a stubborn, independent and free-spirited Boston socialite who throws everything in for a life in San Francisco; a life built the way she wants it to be, which is a life not confined by the expectations of the period. In this the latest novel, Freemont, still recovering from a treacherous explosion, is back in Boston to see her much-loved father before he dies. Michael, of course, is with her and though she has doubts and fears, she uncovers the truth she set out to find. A fun read for a rainy afternoon.

  • Sandy
    2019-01-07 02:35

    Pretty lame but I've read almost all Day's other Fremont Jones mysteries and this one does take place in Boston, across from the park I lived in a child, on the street where both sets of my mother's parents grew up and only a few blocks from where I grew up... So I had to read it. The characters are not very deep, but the series is mildly entertaining and the books are very quick and easy to read. And sometimes that is exactly what I need.

  • Belinda
    2018-12-31 10:18

    Such an excellent end to the series of A Fremont Jones Mystery. Couldn't put the book down and really sad to see this series come to an end. Highly recommend A Fremont Jones Mystery series of six books. They are historical novels and really bring the reader into the early 1900's. Loved these books

  • Lynne Tull
    2018-12-31 08:33

    Each new book in this series is better than the last one. I was hoping for some more of Freemont, but the best I can tell Dianne Day has not added to the series since 2000. In fact, her last book is Cut to the Heart inspired by Clara Barton was published in 2002. I am not sure where she has been the last ten years. Too bad for us if she has stopped writing.

  • Rosanne
    2018-12-17 10:12

    Having read two "Fremont Jones" mysteries, I was looking forward to another entertaining mystery with an engaging heroine. However, I was dissapointed. The book was slow and uneven. Probably won't be reading this author again.

  • Roberta
    2018-12-22 04:40

    I will miss Fremont jones and her adventures. So sorry we lost the author when she had so much more to write.

  • Amy
    2018-12-27 09:42

    Final book by this fun author. Ms. Fremont Jones leads a life akin to our dear Amelia Peabody from Elizabeth Peters. I will miss reading more stories by Dianne Day! RIP!

  • Charlene
    2019-01-02 02:16

    This the sixth in the series of fremont Jones' adventures. She returns to Boston to see her ill father. When he dies she suspects the new young second wife and makes it her task to prove it.

  • Sian Jones
    2018-12-31 04:40

    Somber, scary, frustrating (in a good way), much more real than the rest of the series.

  • Lisa
    2019-01-15 08:28

    Final book in this series and sorry to see it end. This was a wonderful finale with many twists and turns along the way.

  • Scott Sawyer
    2018-12-26 08:23

    Ends up being an OK ending to the series.

  • Carol
    2019-01-07 02:19

    Sixth in the Fremont Jones mystery series. Fremont and her partner travel to Boston because her father is seriously ill. Fremont suspects his second wife of poisoning him. Another good read.

  • Janet Robel
    2019-01-02 09:34

    Pretty good! This mystery is set in 1909 with an unconventional heroine detective who goes by the name of Fremont. She doesn't believe her father died of heart failure and sets out to find a killer.

  • Sherry
    2019-01-16 10:37

    These books just keep getting better. Too bad this is the last one. Fremont is in Boston visiting her dying father. She is sure his wife is poisoning him. Great story.

  • Pat
    2019-01-10 05:27

    Always sad to reach the end of an enjoyable series.

  • Cherilee
    2018-12-25 05:40

    This book wasn't horrible and was much better than the last one but not as good as the first three. It was just OK.

  • Jessica
    2018-12-30 10:37

    A solid conclusion to this amazing series.

  • Leigh
    2018-12-21 10:34

    Beacon Street Mourning: A Fremont Jones Mystery by Dianne Day (2001)