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The spook lights affair, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini

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The spook lights affair
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The spook lights affair
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Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
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eng
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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 entree 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
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"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 entrĂ¢ee 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
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Muller, Marcia
Dewey number
813.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1859-1930
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Pronzini, Bill
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True
Series statement
A Carpenter and Quincannon mystery
Series volume
0006
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  • Private investigators
  • Women detectives
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
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a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery
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The spook lights affair, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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volume
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text
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000051783001
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
251 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780765331755
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(hardcover)
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The spook lights affair, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051783001
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
251 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780765331755
Isbn Type
(hardcover)

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