The Best Bad Things

The Best Bad Things

Book - 2018
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"A period novel about a female detective who goes undercover (occasionally as a man), to infiltrate a smuggling ring, and navigates shifting allegiances once on the inside" -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374123697
Branch Call Number: FICTION Car
Description: 386 pages ; 25 cm


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Alma Rosales, a detective-turned-gangster in 1880s Washington State, goes looking for a stolen opium stash by disguising herself as a male alter-ego dockworker, Jack Camp. All she has to worry about is the leader of the West Coast smuggling operation, beautiful Delphine Beaumond - who also happen... Read More »

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Feb 20, 2019

Loved the historical detail and setting of Port Townsend, WA, as well as Alma Rosales, the main character. Their switch between female and male personas and how they use this talent to survive in a town booming with shipping and the opium trade kept me reading late into the night.


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