The Harry Reese Mysteries
by Robert Bruce Stewart
Kalorama Shakedown cover

This is a novel of about 65,000 words, or 274 print pages, and was first published in June 2013.

Kalorama Shakedown

It's December 1901, when the paths of three of the era's notable characters cross in the nation's capital: the Wizard of Oz, the Countess von Schnurrenberger und Kesselheim, and Harry Reese, insurance investigator. Harry has come to Washington in order to solve a string of jewelry thefts. But first he must match wits with a throng of thirsty newspapermen, a pack of rapacious lobbyists, and a young devotee of the Wizard's. And as is usual, his dear wife Emmie has her own agenda.

Sample Chapter:   HTML or PDF

Online map: I've created a Google map with most of the book's locations indicated.

Several posts on my blog touch on subjects mentioned in this story. And there's a glossary, a chronology, and a list of characters for the books.

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