"The good old days" aren't all they're cracked up to be . . . at least in Jeanne M. Dams's turn-of-the-century novels. Her woman on the spot, Hilda Johansson, a maid in the Studebaker household in South Bend, sees what's going on among the rich, suffers what's going on among the less fortunate . . . and has no trouble telling it like it is. In the fourth in this series, Hilda's situation is still fragile. She's still crammed into a small house with her family of seven, and her happiness at being reunited with them is bittersweet. Worst of all, her 12-year-old brother, Eric, can't hold a job. When a friend of Eric's runs away to join the circus and is found beaten, perhaps worse, events take a desperate turn.
Jeanne M. Dams is the author of the popular Dorothy Martin mystery series and an Agatha Award winner. She was born in South Bend, Indiana, and has lived there for almost all of her life. She is the writer of The Body in the Transept, Trouble in Town Hall, Holy Terror in the Hebrides, Malice in Miniature, The Victim in Victoria Station, Killing Cassidy, and many more.
Kate Reading is the recipient of three AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has narrated everything from Patricia Cornwell to George Eliot. Her favorite BOT recordings include Like Water for Chocolate, Middlemarch, and Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Times series, which she narrated with her husband, Michael Kramer.