Timber Beasts: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest (Book 1) ebook
by S. L. Stoner
I so enjoyed this historical mystery which begins with one of the most terrifying and haunting first chapters I have ever read.
A secret operator in America's 1902 labor movement, leading a double. I so enjoyed this historical mystery which begins with one of the most terrifying and haunting first chapters I have ever read. Stoner's fluid storytelling highlights life in Portland, Oregon in 1902, exposing the fraudulent timber rings that so impacted and devastated the poor and and working class. This character driven novel features, Sage Adair, a once poor, now wealthy man who leads a double life working as a secretive operative for the labor movement.
Praise for the Sage Adair Historical Mystery Series of the Pacific Northwest. Recommended Best Books on Portland: . Stoner's historical mysteries, set in 19th and early 20th century Portland. Adair is a likable and realistic anchor for this well-written, smartly plotted historical mystery series that blends real and fictional people and events. The series is still accumulating a loyal fan base, but each novel brings it closer to the wide acclaim it deserves. The hero of the series is named Sage Adair, and the titles include Timber Beasts and Land Sharks. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had London. George Simeon had Paris.
Recommended Best Books on Portland: .
Recommended Best Books on Portland: . S. L. Stoner has Portland in the early 1900's. Her detective, Sage Adair, is back in the third historical mystery set in Stumptown’s lumber mills and seedy saloons. It’s a series that’s only getting better.
Stoner says she was enticed to set one of her books in Central Oregon because of the landscape. The land was what got me here first," she said.
Stoner's four previous Sage Adair mysteries have pitted Sage and his pals against greedy timber barons, nefarious shanghai-ers, underage sex traffickers, and a plot to assassinate Teddy Roosevelt during his 1903 visit to Portland. In the Central Oregon setting of Dead Line, Sage consorts with a Shakespeare-quoting Irish shepherd, an old ragpicker named Eich, a band of gypsies, some nomadic Native Americans, and 6-foot-2 Charlie Siringo-who would definitely be played by Sam Elliott in the movie. Stoner says she was enticed to set one of her books in Central Oregon because of the landscape.
Book in the Sage Adair Mysteries Series). Dry Rot: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest. Black Drop: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest.
Adair is a likable and realistic anchor for this well-written, smartly plotted historical mystery series that blends real and fictional people and events
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1 like · 1 talking about this. The title is Bitter Cry: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest. Each of the seven books concludes with Historical Notes that state the actual historical facts used in the story. Bits and pieces of history that are relevant to today. This adventure mystery is crafted around the historical facts of how progressives fought and won, the battle against child labor in the early 1900s. It is their victory that the Koch Brothers and their ALEC organization are trying to undo.
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The Sage Adair Historical Mysteries, by . Stoner, are Historical Mystery stories set in early 20th Century Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. They follow undercover labor activist John Sagacity "Sage" Adair and his comrades as they investigate land fraud, strikebreaking, and the myriad crimes and schemes that take advantage of the powerless. Sage was born into grinding poverty in the Pennsylvania coal fields. After saving the mine owner's grandson from a collapse, the owner took him in and paid for his education before turning him out into the world.
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The U.S. economy is in shambles. The ordinary citizen is slipping in his battle for family survival. The incoming president denounces the financial shenanigans of speculators and vows to regulate the greed of those who have precipitated the disaster. Vast acres of national forest and a plethora of small businesses are in a life and death struggle against corporate powerhouses skilled at making and exploiting the law. In ballot boxes across the country, the progressive vision has been ratified, promising a counter-offensive against decades of corporate control. The year is 1902.
Within an historical context eerily reflective of the current day, John Sagacity Adair, Sage to his friends, is determined to expose the chicanery of the financial establishment. He works secretly on behalf of the growing labor movement, pursuing his mission into hobo jungles, lumber camps, seedy saloons and the drawing rooms of the rich. Fighting beside him are a parlor house madam, a leader in the local Chinese tong, an Appalachian coal-miner's daughter and an Afro-American maitre d' who shows more class than the people he serves.
On the night Sage uncovers a potential timber fraud, he is also faced with a cry for help. A brutal railroad guard has been murdered and his friend's young nephew must be cleared of the crime. Faced with the choice between pursuing the personal or the political, Sage chooses the personal only to find himself led straight back to the political. Events cause Sage to question how he will maintain his humanity and hope over the course of what promises to be a life long struggle.