Lucia Chamberlain. The Other Side of
the Door (1909) 276,  p. Illustrated by Herman Pfeifer.
In 1865 San Francisco, young Ellie Fenwick is out shopping early one
morning. On her way home, she detours down Dupont Street. As she is passing
by a notorious gambling parlor, she hears a gunshot. A man falls through
the door into the street, dead, closely followed by another man, Johnny
Montgomery, holding a smoking pistol in his hand. At Montgomery’s murder
trial, Ellie’s testimony helps to convict him. But Ellie remains unconvinced
of his guilt and when a mysterious “Spanish Woman” interferes with the
course of justice, Ellie is torn between her feelings for Johnny and her
desire to do the right thing.
Setting: San Francisco
Baird & Greenwood 434