The Other Side of the Door

Lucia Chamberlain (1882 - 1978)

It's 1865 in the city of San Francisco. Pretty, young Ellie Fenwick is walking to the market early one morning to surprise her father with some fresh mushrooms. As she passes a gambling house, she hears a gunshot and two young men emerge. One man falls dead on the pavement and the other is Johnny Montgomery, a handsome young man Ellie recognizes from seeing him previously at a dance. Johnny is holding a smoking pistol in his hand. This incident propels the proper young Ellie into a world of prisons and courtrooms as a murder trial unfolds and the fate of Johnny may rest with her testimony. But, what is the connection with the mysterious Spanish Woman, who lives in a grand house and supposedly has friends in 'high places'? Who else was in the gambling house at that time of the morning before it had opened? What about the whispered conversations between Ellie's father, Mr. Fenwick, and his friend, Mr. Bingley, a prominent attorney prosecuting the case? Things are not always what they may seem... (Introduction by Lee Ann Howlett)

Genre(s): Crime & Mystery Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Prologue--The City Lee Ann Howlett
Play 01 01 - The Basket of Mushrooms Lee Ann Howlett
Play 02 02 - The Evidence Lee Ann Howlett
Play 03 03 - The Rumors Lee Ann Howlett
Play 04 04 - The First Day in Court Lee Ann Howlett
Play 05 05 - The Second Day in Court Lee Ann Howlett
Play 06 06 - The Spanish Woman's House Lee Ann Howlett
Play 07 07 - The Refuge Lee Ann Howlett
Play 08 08 - The Last Day of the Trial Lee Ann Howlett
Play 09 09 - The Concealment Lee Ann Howlett
Play 10 10 - A Light in the Dark Lee Ann Howlett
Play 11 11 - The Lugger Lee Ann Howlett
Play 12 12 - Epilogue--Two Years Lee Ann Howlett