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The spook lights affair, Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

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The spook lights affair
Title
The spook lights affair
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Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1895 San Francisco young debutantes don't commit suicide at festive parties, particularly not under the eye of Sabina Carpenter. But Virginia St. Ives evidently did, leaping from a foggy parapet in a shimmer of ghostly light. The seemingly impossible disappearance of her body creates an even more serious problem for the firm of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services.Sabina hadn't wanted to take the assignment, but her partner John Quincannon insisted it would serve as entrée to the city's ultra rich and powerful. That means money, and Quincannon loves the almighty dollar. Which is why he is hunting the bandit who robbed the Wells, Fargo office of $35,000.Working their separate cases (while Sabina holds John off with one light hand), the detectives give readers a tour of The City the way it was. From the infamous Barbary Coast to the expensive Tenderloin gaming houses and brothels frequented by wealthy men, Quincannon follows a danger-laden trail to unmask the murderous perpetrators of the Wells, Fargo robbery. Meanwhile, Sabina works her wiles on friends and relatives of the vanished debutante until the pieces of her puzzle start falling into place. But it's an oddly disguised gent appearing out of nowhere who provides the final clue to both cases--the shrewd "crackbrain" who believes himself to be Sherlock Holmes. Fans of Marcia's Muller's bestselling Sharon McCone novels and Bill Pronzini's Nameless Detective series will applaud The Spook Lights Affair and future exploits from the annals of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services"--Provided by publisher
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Title
The spook lights affair
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Contributor
Summary
"In 1895 San Francisco young debutantes don't commit suicide at festive parties, particularly not under the eye of Sabina Carpenter. But Virginia St. Ives evidently did, leaping from a foggy parapet in a shimmer of ghostly light. The seemingly impossible disappearance of her body creates an even more serious problem for the firm of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services.Sabina hadn't wanted to take the assignment, but her partner John Quincannon insisted it would serve as entrâee to the city's ultra rich and powerful. That means money, and Quincannon loves the almighty dollar. Which is why he is hunting the bandit who robbed the Wells, Fargo office of $35,000.Working their separate cases (while Sabina holds John off with one light hand), the detectives give readers a tour of The City the way it was. From the infamous Barbary Coast to the expensive Tenderloin gaming houses and brothels frequented by wealthy men, Quincannon follows a danger-laden trail to unmask the murderous perpetrators of the Wells, Fargo robbery. Meanwhile, Sabina works her wiles on friends and relatives of the vanished debutante until the pieces of her puzzle start falling into place. But it's an oddly disguised gent appearing out of nowhere who provides the finalclue to both cases--the shrewd "crackbrain" who believes himself to be Sherlock Holmes. Fans of Marcia's Muller's bestselling Sharon McCone novels and Bill Pronzini's Nameless Detective series will applaud The Spook Lights Affair and future exploits fromthe annals of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services"--
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10231824
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.U397
LC item number
S66 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Carpenter and Quincannon mystery
Series volume
0006
Target audience
adult
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a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery
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a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery
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Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
The spook lights affair, Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
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The spook lights affair, Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
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"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9780765331755
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013024045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
cat13rev
System control number
  • ocn854512583
  • (OCoLC)854512583

Library Locations

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