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Where Echoes Live

Written By: Marcia Muller
  • ID Book : 1609986202
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 264
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 965
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  • eFile : where-echoes-live.pdf

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Since the Gold Rush, California prospectors have siphoned off the waters of isolated Tufa Lake, exposing the fragile, otherworldly mineral formations of the lake basin. Now a local environmental group seeks to block the latest incursion by developers-a massive mining operation funded by TransPacific, a US-Hong Kong interest that seems to be behind a series of break-ins, disappearances, and shady land deals. Into this stark, lunar landscape treads San Francisco P.I. Sharon McCone, searching for a local eccentric now missing after a suspicious land deal. When the bullet-ridden corpse of an investor surfaces in the lake's silvery waters, McCone finds herself on a twisted trail that leads to San Francisco and then back to where it all began-the eerie desert mesas where a murderer prepares to kill again.

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  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Isbn : 080703939X
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 109
  • File Pdf: pistols-and-petticoats.pdf

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A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon, and kept her badge stuffed in her pocketbook. She wasn’t the first or only policewoman, but she became the movement’s most visible voice. Police work from its very beginning was considered a male domain, far too dangerous and rough for a respectable woman to even contemplate doing, much less take on as a profession. A policewoman worked outside the home, walking dangerous city streets late at night to confront burglars, drunks, scam artists, and prostitutes. To solve crimes, she observed, collected evidence, and used reason and logic—traits typically associated with men. And most controversially of all, she had a purpose separate from her husband, children, and home. Women who donned the badge faced harassment and discrimination. It would take more than seventy years for women to enter the force as full-fledged officers. Yet within the covers of popular fiction, women not only wrote mysteries but also created female characters that handily solved crimes. Smart, independent, and courageous, these nineteenth- and early twentieth-century female sleuths (including a healthy number created by male writers) set the stage for Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, Sara Paretsky’s V. I. Warshawski, Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta, and Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, as well as TV detectives such as Prime Suspect’s Jane Tennison and Law and Order’s Olivia Benson. The authors were not amateurs dabbling in detection but professional writers who helped define the genre and competed with men, often to greater success. Pistols and Petticoats tells the story of women’s very early place in crime fiction and their public crusade to transform policing. Whether real or fictional, investigating women were nearly always at odds with society. Most women refused to let that stop them, paving the way to a modern professional life for women on the force and in popular culture.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0307826732
  • Pages : 336
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1137020210
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 517
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Since its appearance nearly two centuries ago, crime fiction has gripped readers' imaginations around the world. Detectives have varied enormously: from the nineteenth-century policemen (and a few women), through stars like Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple, to newly self-aware voices of the present - feminist, African American, lesbian, gay, postcolonial and postmodern. Stephen Knight's fascinating book is a comprehensive analytic survey of crime fiction from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present day. Knight explains how and why the various forms of the genre have evolved, explores a range of authors and movements, and argues that the genre as a whole has three parts – the early development of Detection, the growing emphasis on Death, and the modern celebration of Diversity. The expanded second edition has been thoroughly updated in the light of recent research and new developments, such as ethnic crime fiction, the rise of thrillers in the serial-killer and urban collapse modes, and feel-good 'cozies'. It also explores a number of fictional works which have been published in the last few years and features a helpful glossary. With full references, and written in a highly engaging style, this remains the essential short guide for readers of crime fiction everywhere!

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0191626457
  • Pages :
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  • File Pdf: the-theta-system.pdf

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Before she died in 2007, Tanya Reinhart had gone a long way towards developing the Theta System, a theory in which formal features defining the thematic relations of verbs are encoded in the lexicon, enabling an interface between the lexical component and the computational system/syntax, directly, and the Inference system, indirectly. This book considers the recent results and evaluations of Tanya Reinhart's research in both theoretical and experimental domains. After a comprehensive presentation of the framework by the editors, distinguished linguists from all over the world examine the underpinning of the Theta System, compare the framework to alternative approaches, and consider its implications for the architecture of grammar. In addition, they consider and exemplify the applications of the system and offer improvements and extensions. The book is an important contribution to linguistic research. It engages in the key dialogue between competing lexicalist and syntactic approaches to lexico-semantic problems and does so in the context of an impressive array of new empirical data ranging from Germanic, Romance, and Slavic to Ugro-Finnish, and Semitic languages.

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  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Isbn : N.a
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  • Category : Performing Arts
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  • File Pdf: four-hollywood-legends-in-world-literature.pdf

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Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy had an immense impact upon popular culture. Included in this book are quotations from nearly six hundred literary works—novels, short stories, plays, poems and some nonfiction books—by nearly three hundred authors over the last eighty years, illustrating a diverse and contextually rich multitude of references to both the actors themselves and to a majority of their films. An overwhelming number of allusions have been found to such unforgettable classics as It Happened One Night, Boys Town, Gone with the Wind, Beau Geste, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, High Noon and Inherit the Wind. The authors whose works are quoted here include a large number of highly acclaimed American writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, John O’Hara, Budd Schulberg, Herman Wouk, J. D. Salinger, James Jones, James A. Michener, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, Kurt Vonnegut, John Updike, Philip Roth, William Styron, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, Tim O’Brien and Paul Auster—and a host of foreign writers, such as Julio Cortázar, Umberto Eco, Romain Gary, Herman Koch, Stieg Larsson, Alan Sillitoe and Markus Zusak. “This is a brilliant book . . . to see the impact that my father, along with the other three seminal stars of Hollywood's golden age, had outside the film world is both enlightening and astounding. I think my father would find it an honor to be included. . . . A must have for anyone who loves movies and loves literature.” — Stephen Humphrey Bogart About the Author: Henryk Hoffmann was born and educated (M.A. in English Philology) in Poznań, Poland, where he worked as an English teacher, translator and interpreter. Having immigrated to the USA in 1992, he kept teaching (Latin, German, English and History) and started writing reference books related to film and literature, such as “A” Western Filmmakers: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers, Directors, Cinematographers, Composers, Actors and Actresses—his first publication. Hoffmann is an active member of the Western Writers of America and lives, with his wife Betsy, in Lititz, PA. This book, a result of many years of painstaking research, is unlikely to hit a bookstore near you since the publishing house is rather small, but it's still a must-have reference book for any fan of American cinema and culture. Written by Henryk Hoffmann, it brings together hundreds of literary references fiction writers have made in their work to four American stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy (and puts each reference in context). What emerges is a nearly 1000-page panoramic view of world and American literature and its close ties to the mythology of the movies. The book is now available also on Kindle for $9.95. -- Michał Oleszczyk

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0307826724
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 947
  • File Pdf: dress-her-in-indigo.pdf

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Dress Her in Indigo is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee could never deny his old friend anything. So before Meyer even says please, McGee agrees to accompany him to Mexico to reconstruct the last mysterious months of a young woman’s life—on a fat expense account provided by the father who has lost touch with her. They think she’s fallen in with the usual post-teenage misfits and rebels. What they find is stranger, kinkier, and far more deadly. “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut All Meyer’s friend wants to know is whether his daughter was happy before she died in a car accident south of the border. But when McGee and Meyer step foot in the hippie enclave in Oaxaca that had become Bix Bowie’s last refuge, they get more than they bargained for. Not only had Bix made a whole group of dangerous, loathsome friends, but she was also mixed up in trafficking heroin into the United States. By the time she died, she was a shell of her former self. And the more McGee looks into things, the less accidental Bix’s death starts to seem. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mysterious Press
  • Isbn : 9780446561600
  • Pages : 339
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 711
  • File Pdf: till-the-butchers-cut-him-down.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 1455567655
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 863
  • File Pdf: the-broken-promise-land.pdf

Book Summary:

Someone is bent on getting revenge on Ricky Savage, Sharon McCone's brother-in-law and a two-time Grammy Award-winning country singer. The danger escalates as Sharon realizes that more than one person has been playing underhanded games--and that the music industry is truly a broken promise land.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 9780446507370
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 659
  • File Pdf: the-dangerous-hour.pdf

Book Summary:

Marcia Muller's beloved heroine Sharon McCone is back to investigate a personal betrayal by one of her operatives that has put her business and reputation on the line.

A Walk Through the Fire

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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 1455567868
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 309
  • File Pdf: a-walk-through-the-fire.pdf

Book Summary:

Sharon McCone, weary of San Francisco's persistent rainy weather, jumps at the chance to investigate sabotage on the set of a documentary film being shot on the island of Kauai. Based on the writings of Hawaiian scholar Elson Wellbright, the film has incited major controversy among some of Wellbright's family members who aren't anxious to see the project reach completion. Vandalism quickly escalates into big-time violence, and McCone discovers a world of family secrets, drug dealing, political insurgency, and murder in this new crime novel by one of the world's most beloved mystery writers.

City of Whispers

By Marcia Muller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 145550601X
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 297
  • File Pdf: city-of-whispers.pdf

Book Summary:

Private eye Sharon McCone receives an e-mail asking for help from her emotionally disturbed half brother Darcy Blackhawk. She replies . . . but gets no response. As Sharon digs deeper, she discovers that Darcy sent his message from an Internet café in San Francisco, a city he's never been to before. Sensing that her brother is in terrible danger, Sharon begins a search for him throughout the city. The investigation leads her to the body of a woman at the Palace of Fine Arts, where a witness had told her that Darcy was headed. Then, as she digs deeper, Sharon uncovers a connection to the unsolved murder of a young heiress to a multimillion-dollar banking fortune. Now Sharon must race to solve both murders and ensure her brother's safety, despite the imminent danger that lurks within her own family.

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

By Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440858489
  • Pages : 420
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Book Summary:

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

Locked In

By Marcia Muller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 9780446558297
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 628
  • File Pdf: locked-in.pdf

Book Summary:

Shot in the head by an unknown assailant, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. Since the late-night attack occurred at her agency's offices, the natural conclusion was that it was connected to one of the firm's cases. As Sharon lies in her hospital bed, furiously trying to break out of her body's prison and discover her attacker's identity, all the members of her agency fan out to find the reason why she was assaulted. Meanwhile, Sharon becomes a locked-in detective, evaluating the clues from her staff's separate investigations and discovering unsettling truths that could put her life in jeopardy again. As the case draws to a surprising and even shocking conclusion, Sharon's husband, Hy, must decide whether or not to surrender to his own violent past and exact fatal vengeance when the person responsible is identified.

Edwin of the Iron Shoes

By Marcia Muller
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  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Isbn : 1609986555
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 643
  • File Pdf: edwin-of-the-iron-shoes.pdf

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It's Sharon McCone's first case as staff investigator for All Souls Legal Cooperative. She knows nothing about antiques, yet she has an affection for Salem Street with its charming mix of antique and curio shops. Now elderly dealer Joan Albritton has been found dead, stabbed with an antique dagger. Her neighbors are shocked. Recurring vandalism has them frightened. Ferreting out the facts will take Sharon from the chaotic jumble of the junk dealer's establishment to a museum where San Francisco's most elegant socialites gather.

The McCone Files

By Marcia Muller
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  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Isbn : 1609986210
  • Pages : 297
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 339
  • File Pdf: the-mccone-files.pdf

Book Summary:

Marcia Muller is, as Sue Grafton pointed out, the creator of the modern female private eye story, and Sharon McCone is one of the finest and most sensitive of all current sleuths. Sharon came upon the scene in 1977 with Edwin of the Iron Shoes, the first of fifteen novels and fifteen short stories filled with cluing and caring. The McCone Files gathers all of Sharon's short cases into a single volume covering her entire career as staff investigator at All Souls Legal Cooperative in San Francisco. From the death of a clown in Diablo Valley to the disappearance of a young socialite on the Golden Gate Bridge, from the murder of a teenage gang leader in San Francisco to the drowning of an aged Japanese herb-gatherer, and from streets filled with juvenile runaways to the quietness of a mausoleum, Sharon investigates not only who committed the crimes but also what they say about the world toward the end of the twentieth century.

Eye of the Storm

By Marcia Muller
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  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Isbn : 1609986156
  • Pages : 229
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 246
  • File Pdf: eye-of-the-storm.pdf

Book Summary:

Appleby Island, once the magnificent home of a tycoon and planter, is a place of history and mystery in the Sacramento delta. Its story includes hints of tragedy, fueling rumors that ghosts still walk its derelict orchards. Now Patsy McCone, her new lover, and a group of invetors are turning the old mansion into an elegant bed and breakfast. Summoned by her eccentric younger sister, San Francisco's number one PI Sharon McCone arrives in the teeth of a gale, taking a busman's holiday to investigate mysterious acts of vandalism that are running the project to ruin. But when simple sabotage escalates to savage murder, she finds herself trapped on the island with a desperate killer-and flung into a raging storm of treachery, violence, and sudden death.

There's Nothing to Be Afraid Of

By Marcia Muller
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  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Isbn : 1609986148
  • Pages : 223
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 503
  • File Pdf: there-s-nothing-to-be-afraid-of.pdf

Book Summary:

The Globe Apartments, six stories of decaying brick and concrete, rises above San Francisco's volatile Tenderloin district. The seedy former hotel, once a haven for the city's down and out, now houses Vietnamese families striving to improve their lives. But private eye Sharon McCone believes that someone from the Tenderloins shadowy underworld is determined to drive the newcomers out. The suspects range from the colorful to the dangerous: a poetry-loving drifter, a mean-spirited preacher, a flower feller with a deadly touch, an enterprising pornographer, and a developer who'd like nothing better than to unload his worst investment-the Globe Hotel. When the All Souls Legal Cooperative is called upon to stop the pattern of intimidation, resentment explodes into murder. As McCone takes up the refugees' cause, she is drawn into the depths of the city's most hated industry-and into the secrets of San Francisco's buried past.

Both Ends of the Night

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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
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  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 733
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The extraordinarily popular Sharon McCone, the female private eye who showed Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton, and company how it's done, takes on a deadly missing persons case. Sharon McCone's flight instructor Matty confides that her boyfriend, John Seabrook, is missing and asks Sharon to find him. Shortly afterwards, Matty is killed in an "accidental" plane crash. More determined than ever, Sharon discovers that, a decade ago, Seabrook was placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program after testifying against a man who has been missing for the last 10 years. Following sinister leads, Sharon travels to a frozen wilderness -- and comes face-to-face with Matty's killer.

Someone Always Knows

By Marcia Muller
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 1455527971
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 605
  • File Pdf: someone-always-knows.pdf

Book Summary:

Finally settled into their new home after losing their house in a fire, and fully established in their new shared offices, private investigator Sharon McCone and her business partner husband Hy are starting to feel comfortable. That calm is shattered when Hy's former colleague Gage Renshaw--a shady troublemaker who they had presumed dead--reappears, and it's unclear what he wants from his prosperous former associate. Meanwhile, Sharon has a new client with a desire to rid a derelict house he's just bought in the city's notorious Western Addition neighborhood from intruders, drug users, and thugs. However, the abandoned house holds its share of secrets, and soon Sharon is contending with more than a simple eyesore as she searches for the individual who is obsessed with destroying her life....

Cyanide Wells

By Marcia Muller
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 9780446550536
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 624
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Book Summary:

* Muller's most recent novel, Dead Midnight (Mysterious Press hardcover, 6/02), hit the Los Angeles Times bestseller list. It received rave reviews from the New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly (starred review), and Booklist. The mass market edition will be published in 7/03. * Muller's McCone series has consistently received strong reviews from the New York Times Book Review, USA TODAY, and Los Angeles Times, among others. * Listen to the Silence was nominated for the 2001 Shamus Award for Best Hardcover Private Eye Novel and for an Anthony Award. * The McCone mysteries are being developed by Spring Creek Productions and CBS-TV into a pilot for a new television series.

Ask the Cards a Question

By Marcia Muller
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  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Isbn : 1609986563
  • Pages : 193
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 702
  • File Pdf: ask-the-cards-a-question.pdf

Book Summary:

There's trouble in Sharon McCone's quiet San Francisco apartment building. Madame Anya, with her cards, her tamed crow, and her candles, had predicted evil for Molly Antonio. Linnea Carraway, drinking heavily and careening in the wake of a divorce, had argued with her. Now the sweet, elderly lady lies dead in her apartment. Linnea, last to see Molly alive, is the prime suspect, and if Sharon means to clear her best friend, she has to find the murderer fast. Sleuthing out the small-time secrets of her quirky neighbors leads Sharon in and around the neighborhood, and, much to her surprise, to a shocking string of big-time deals and blackmail. Suddenly death is in the cards, threatening Sharon's oldest friendship, her professional credibility-and her life.

The Shape of Dread

By Marcia Muller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Isbn : 1609986199
  • Pages : 255
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 368
  • File Pdf: the-shape-of-dread.pdf

Book Summary:

Bobby Foster, carhop at the chic Cafe Comedie, is going to the gas chamber. He's already confessed to the murder of Tracy Kostakos, the club's rising star. But two years after the crime, Tracy's body is still missing and Bobby's confession is full of holes. All Souls Legal Cooperative's final appeal sends San Francisco's number one PI Sharon McCone behind the footlights into the super-charged arena of anxious club owners and aspiring young hopefuls, into the fractured world of Tracy's privileged family and the mind of a young comedienne who was not the good little girl they thought they knew, and into a labyrinth of death and deception where someone will kill to laugh last and get away with murder.

Booze and the Private Eye

By Rita Elizabeth Rippetoe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786481536
  • Pages : 215
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 440
  • File Pdf: booze-and-the-private-eye.pdf

Book Summary:

The hard-bitten PI with a bottle of bourbon in his desk drawer--it's an image as old as the genre of hard-boiled detective fiction itself. Alcohol has long been an important element of detective fiction, but it is no mere prop. Rather, the treatment of alcohol within the works informs and illustrates the detective's moral code, and casts light upon the society's attitudes towards drink. This examination of the role of alcohol in hard-boiled detective fiction begins with the genre's birth, in an era strongly influenced and affected by prohibition, and follows both the genre's development and its relation to our changing understanding of and attitudes towards alcohol and alcoholism. It discusses the works of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane, Robert B. Parker, Lawrence Block, Marcia Muller, Karen Kijewski and Sue Grafton. There are bibliographies of both the primary and critical texts, and an index of authors and works.

McCone and Friends

By Marcia Muller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Isbn : 1609986229
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 536
  • File Pdf: mccone-and-friends.pdf

Book Summary:

Creator of the modern female private eye story, Marcia Muller has been writing novels and short stories about Sharon McCone since 1977. In the process, McCone has gained a host of associates and formed her own detective agency. Some seven years ago, Marcia Muller decided to show readers different views of her sleuth by relating cases through the eyes of McCone's colleagues. McCone and Friends contains three stories told by McCone herself, as well as a novella and a short story narrated by the agency's investigator Rae Kelleher, a story from the viewpoint of its office manager Ted Smalley, an investigation conducted by McCone's nephew Mick Savage, and one by her long-term lover Hy Ripinsky. The settings range from small planes to a sweatshop which puts Asian women into virtual slavery, and the mysteries surround a 1950s jukebox in a rundown hotel and a sculpture welded together by a long-missing and now very-dead artist. In perhaps the most moving story of all, a teenage girl has vanished leaving as a clue only a collage on her wall. McCone and Friends shows why Marcia Muller is one of the greatest mystery writers of our generation.

Listen to the Silence

By Marcia Muller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 145556785X
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 928
  • File Pdf: listen-to-the-silence.pdf

Book Summary:

Upon the death of her father, San Francisco-based PI Sharon McCone discovers she's adopted and is determined to find her biological parents. She journeys to Idaho's Flathead Reservation for answers but discovers some locals who will stop at nothing to keep certain secrets hidden.

A Wild and Lonely Place

By Marcia Muller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mysterious Press
  • Isbn : 9780446561617
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 884
  • File Pdf: a-wild-and-lonely-place.pdf

Book Summary:

The bestselling author of Till the Butchers Cut Him Down presents her latest mystery starring Saron McCone. Investigating a terrorist bombing at the Consulate of an Arab Emirate, Sharon is thinking only of the million-dollar-reward--until she meets the consul general's daughter. When the girl disappears, Sharon risks everything to save her.

The Breakers

By Marcia Muller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 1455538957
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 194
  • File Pdf: the-breakers.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller is at her page-turning best in THE BREAKERS, as she digs into a particularly disturbing corner of San Francisco's history--one that Sharon McCone may not escape alive... Sharon gets a request from her former neighbors the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter, Chelle, hasn't answered their calls in over a week. Would Sharon check on her? Chelle, a house flipper, has been living at her latest rehab project: a Prohibition-era nightclub known as the Breakers, formerly a favored watering hole for San Francisco's elite, now converted into a run-down apartment building. There's something sinister about the quirky space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking in a secret room between two floors is a ghastly art gallery: photos and drawings of mass murderers, long ago and recent. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac and Zebra killers. Charles Manson. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And as Sharon begins to suspect that the ghoulish collage may be more than just a leftover relic of the Breakers' checkered history, her search for Chelle becomes a desperate race against the clock before a killer strikes again. "[Marcia Muller's] stories crackle like few others on the mystery landscape." --San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle "Muller undoubtedly remains one of today's best mystery writers." --Associated Press

Games to Keep the Dark Away

By Marcia Muller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Isbn : 1609986121
  • Pages : 137
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 938
  • File Pdf: games-to-keep-the-dark-away.pdf

Book Summary:

Picture Salmon Bay: an isolated, run-down northern California village, home to an idle fleet of fishing boats, a deserted amusement park, and a handful of secretive, even hostile residents. When private investigator Sharon McCone arrives in search of one of the town’s wayward daughters, the trail leads to the thriving resort of Port San Marco. McCone believes that the missing woman, a former social worker named Jane Anthony, was involved in the suspicious deaths of three terminally ill patients at an exclusive hospice. But the elusive Jane Anthony turns up all too soon—washed up beneath a rotting pier in her Salmon Bay. McCone discovers that no one—not her client, a reclusive photographer, nor Jane’s mother, nor her hospice employers—wants to find out why she died. Then the killer strikes again, Jane’s secret life comes into focus, and McCone finds that someone wants her out of the picture—permanently.

Ice and Stone

By Marcia Muller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 153873317X
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 833
  • File Pdf: ice-and-stone.pdf

Book Summary:

Private Investigator Sharon McCone goes undercover to investigate the murders of two Indigenous women in remote Northern California in this gripping, atmospheric mystery in the New York Times bestselling series. When the bodies of two Indigenous women are found in the wilderness of northern California, it is only the latest horrific development in a string of similar crimes in the area. Despite all evidence to the contrary, officials rule the deaths isolated incidents, which soon join the ranks of countless other unsolved cases quickly dismissed by law enforcement. In a town where too many injustices are tolerated or brushed under the rug, only a few people remain who refuse to let a killer walk free. But Private Investigator Sharon McCone is one of those few. She is hired by an organization called Crimes against Indigenous Sisters to go undercover in Meruk County—a community rife with secrets, lies, and corruption—to expose the truth. In an isolated cabin in the freezing, treacherous woods, McCone must work quickly to unravel a mystery that is rooted in profound evil—before she becomes the killer’s next target.

The Cheshire Cat's Eye

By Marcia Muller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Isbn : 1609986571
  • Pages : 211
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 304
  • File Pdf: the-cheshire-cat-s-eye.pdf

Book Summary:

To tourists, bay-windowed Victorian mansions are quaint, peaceful symbols of old San Francisco, but on the secluded hill above Steiner Street, the gingerbread has sparked a bitter battle. Ambitious developers are pushing for restoration, and residents are fighting for their homes-until a controversial restorationist is found dead on the job, awash in garish house paint. Private investigator Sharon McCone is called in only to discover a second bitter feud, this time between the developers and members of the city's powerful architectural community. As workmen rip through layers of drywall plaster, and wallpaper, McCone unearths an older crime: a cache of stolen antiques comes to light, and a missing one-of-a-kind Tiffany lamp emblazoned with the glowing profile of the Cheshire Cat becomes McCone's most important clue. To catch a killer, she must follow its eerie, knowing grin before its hidden eye foresees a fatal future.

The Night Searchers

By Marcia Muller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 1455527947
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 736
  • File Pdf: the-night-searchers.pdf

Book Summary:

When new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to Sharon McCone with Camilla's stories of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, the detective is skeptical, to say the least. However, when she discovers that Jay is involved with the treasure hunting group The Night Searchers, she starts looking into what exactly he and the other participants are up to after dark. As she digs deeper into the Searchers, Sharon joins their ranks in order to find out more-while someone is searching for her.

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