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.

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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.