The Crimson Rooms by Katharine McMahon audiobook

The Crimson Rooms: A Novel

By Katharine McMahon
Read by Josephine Bailey

Tantor Audio 9780399156229

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200109784

  • ISBN: 9798200109777

  • ISBN: 9798200109791

Runtime: 14.10 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Evelyn is a young woman who has defied convention to become one of the country's pioneer female lawyers. Living at home with her mother, aunt, and grandmother, Evelyn is still haunted by the death of her younger brother James in the First World War. Therefore, when the doorbell rings late one night and a woman appears claiming to have mothered James's child, Evelyn's world is turned upside down. Evelyn distrusts Meredith at first, but she also finds that this new arrival challenges her work-obsessed lifestyle. So far her legal career has not set the world alight. But then two cases arise that make Evelyn realize that perhaps she can make a difference. The first concerns a woman called Leah Marchant, whose children have been taken away from her simply because she is poor. In the second case, Stephen Wheeler—a former acquaintance of Daniel Breen, her boss—has been charged with murdering his own wife. It is clear to Breen and Evelyn that Wheeler is innocent but he won't talk. After being humiliated in court, Evelyn is approached by the dashing lawyer Nicholas Thorne. She is needled by his privileged background and old-fashioned attitudes, but, despite being engaged, he cannot seem to resist sparring with this feisty young female. In the meantime, Meredith makes an earth-shattering accusation about James. With the Wheeler case coming to a head and her heart in limbo, Evelyn takes matters into her own hands.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this determinedly old-fashioned novel of tangled mystery and morality, Evelyn makes for a smart and resolutely modest heroine.” Publishers Weekly
McMahon's historical novels are often complex but extremely rewarding in their depth and character development. Her latest is her best novel to date. Library Journal Starred Review
“Evelyn’s personal and professional struggles are convincingly rendered, and the period ambience and courtroom drama are equally satisfying. A thoroughly engrossing read that will appeal both as mystery and historical fiction.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Katharine McMahon

Author Bio: Katharine McMahon

Katharine Mcmahon is the author of several novels of historical fiction. She is a former English teacher, writing instructor, and actress.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 14.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English