Frances McNamara

Frances McNamara is author of the Emily Cabot Mysteries set in turn of the century Chicago. Born in Boston where her father was Police Commissioner, she is a librarian who retired from University of Chicago Library. She currently spends her time between downtown Boston and Cape Cod. She is active in Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America and can be found sailing on Boston Harbor when not writing another Emily Cabot story or a new historical mystery set in Boston.

Book Reviews by Frances McNamara

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“Readers can relax and enjoy a fast-moving romp through the shadows of Siberia in Finding Katarina M., learning about an area of the world that is strange, enticing, and also forbi

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“Coben is a masterful story teller who switches smoothly between sets of characters, keeping the reader engaged and intrigued.”

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“Readers of Charles Todd’s Bess Crawford Mystery Series and Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs Series will enjoy this new series set against the backdrop of WW I in England.”

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“Elizabeth is an unusual new type of woman who is self-reliant. Gideon is a new type of man who is learning to appreciate the unfairness of the plight of women.”

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The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series is in its 20th year, and the 19th novel is The Colors of All the Cattle. For fans of the series, the new book doesn’t disappoint.

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“an enjoyable ride with interesting characters and an author who isn’t going to let you down.”