(From the publisher):
The Prodigal Son Mission on Mulberry Bend stands as a refuge for girls who otherwise would have to live by selling the only thing they have - themselves. The work being done there so impresses Sarah that she volunteers to help out however she can - with clothes, with medical assistance, with the organization of a benefit dinner. And when one of the girls is found dead and refused burial because of her former life, Sarah's passion for justice is aroused.
Reluctantly, Sergeant Frank Malloy agrees to look into the death, if only to keep Sarah from endangering herself by pursuing the matter. But Sarah cannot be kept out of the investigation - and just as Malloy feared, her attempts to find the cause of the unfortunate girl's death in the circumstances of her life put her in deadly danger - from an unexpected source...
Original title: Murder on Mulberry Bend
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical