While recovering from a train wreck, Fremont Jones receives word that her father is hospitalized and possibly dying. With her partner and lover Michael Kossoff firmly in tow, Fremont leaves San Francisco to return to Boston.

In Boston, she finds the doctor to be pessimistic about her fathers chances. In fact, he decides to release Leonard Jones to die at home. Putting aside her dislike for her stepmother, Augusta, Fremont returns to the Jones house to be by her fathers side. As Leonard begins to improve, Fremont starts to have hope again.

Therefore, when her father dies, Fremonts suspicions are aroused. She is sure Augusta is responsible and she hopes that she and Michael can prove it. Michael, who has been charmed by Augusta, is reluctant to help Fremont. A strange turn of events, including a murder, makes him realize that Fremont just might be right.

The Boston of 1909 makes a very exciting backdrop for BEACON STREET MOURNING. The plot is fast-paced with an intense storyline and an exhilarating mystery. Fremonts unconventional personality, as she makes a decision that can change her entire life, adds sparkle to the story. (Oct., 280 pp., $5.99—Hardcover published September 2000)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg