Search Results: "Marcia Muller"


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SOMEONE ALWAYS KNOWS by Marcia Muller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Fans can expect the workmanlike, uninspired plotting typical of the franchise (The Night Searchers, 2014, etc.), with lots of room for the heroine's and hero's ubiquitous friends and contacts and a particularly neat solution to the opening problem."
Sharon McCone's latest case resurrects a miscreant long thought dead with plenty of mischief left in him. Read full book review >

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LOCKED IN by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"Proficient and readable, but since very few authors who aren't Nicolas Freeling kill off their franchise heroes, the prospect of McCone's solving her 27th case (Burn Out, 2008, etc.) is never really in doubt."
Sharon McCone almost dies. Read full book review >

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BOTH ENDS OF THE NIGHT by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Another sturdy performance from an old hand."
The insular world of small airports, small planes, stunt flying, and flight instruction is explored in exhaustive detail in p.i. Read full book review >

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CITY OF WHISPERS by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 26, 2011

"A glib but neatly plotted adventure from an author whose heroine has almost as many relatives (Coming Back, 2010, etc.) as fans."
Sharon McCone's 29th case is a search for her half brother. Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO THE SILENCE by Marcia Muller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2000

"But if her family gets any more extended, McCone (While Other People Sleep, 1999, etc.) may soon be earning all her fees from her relatives."
Sharon McCone, who has never lacked for relatives in a jam, now finds out they may not be her relatives after all. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN PROMISE LAND by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 1996

"It's still well worth reading, though, as a piercing study of the smashup of a fictional detective's family."
Sharon McCone's 17th case (A Wild and Lonely Place, 1995, etc.) is a family affair in all the worst ways. Read full book review >

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THE EVER-RUNNING MAN by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2007

"The plot hinges on McCone's trust issues, and you probably know already how much you want to read about them. Muller devotees (Vanishing Point, 2006, etc.) will likely hang in there."
A crisis looms in the McCone-Ripinsky marriage. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"More dutiful than inspired despite its range of duos: a missed opportunity for the editors—the genre's own reigning First Couple—and their readers."
Only a few of the 25 oddly-assorted pairs gathered here are romantic couples (Kelly Roos's Jeff and Haila Troy, Julie Smith's Skip Langdon and Steve Steinman); more often, they're colleagues professional (P.G. Wodehouse's Paul Snyder and Elliot Oakes, R. Austin Freeman's Thorndyke and Jervis, Lawrence Blochman's Dr. Coffee and Dr. Mookerji, Michael Gilbert's Calder and Behrens, Reginald Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe, Edward Hoch's Sebastian Blue and Laura Charme, editor Muller's Rae Kelleher and Sharon McCone, editor Pronzini's Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon, Barbara D'Amato's Suze Figueroa and Norm Bennis) or quasi-professional (Margery Allingham's Campion and Inspector Kenny, Stuart Palmer and Craig Rice's Withers and Malone)—or they're Holmes-and- Watson pairs (Hulbert Footner's Mme. Read full book review >

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TILL THE BUTCHERS CUT HIM DOWN by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"Not up to Wolf in the Shadows (1993)."
No sooner has Sharon McCone cut loose from the All Souls Legal Cooperative to go it on her own—don't worry, it's an amicable divorce; she's still renting space from them—than her old college friend Suits Gordon, scam artist turned corporate messiah, hires her to find out who's trying to kill him. Read full book review >

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BURN OUT by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 2008

"A bit more self-deprecating humor than usual from McCone and a crisply woven plot. For those readers tired of the McCone-Ripinsky romance, there's much ado about a burgeoning relationship between McCone and a snickering horse."
Sharon McCone fights depression. Read full book review >

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WHERE ECHOES LIVE by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1991

"Well-done wilderness background, a few mildly intriguing characters, and a terse showdown are the best things in a rambling story that lacks the pithiness and pace of the author's best work."
Sharon McCone, investigator for San Francisco's All-Souls Legal Co-op (Eye of the Storm, etc., etc.), is trying to find out what's going on around the near-ghost town of Promiseville, once a center of gold mining in California's high desert. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF FEAR by Marcia Muller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"More seasonal goodwill (think of a rainbow-cast remake of It's a Wonderful Life) than misdirection in a story that perfectly illustrates its heroine's bromide: 'When you think about it, all crimes are stupid.'"
Race-baiting violence invades Sharon McCone's Yuletide celebrations. Read full book review >