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The Resource The spook lights affair, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, (text large print)

The spook lights affair, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, (text large print)

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The spook lights affair
Title
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 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"--
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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 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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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10231824
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DLC
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813.54
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
  • Carpenter and Quincannon mystery
  • Thorndike Press large print mystery
Series volume
0006
Target audience
adult
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a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery
Label
The spook lights affair, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, (text large print)
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
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861073104
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
343 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410464347
Lccn
2013040082
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)861073104
Label
The spook lights affair, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
861073104
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
343 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410464347
Lccn
2013040082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861073104

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