The spook lights affair: a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery
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.
The Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries: #1 The Bughouse Affair #2 The Spook Lights Affair #3 The Body Snatchers Affair #4 The Plague of Thieves Affair #5 The Dangerous Ladies Affair #6 The Bags of Tricks Affair
Large type books
Private investigators -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Women detectives -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
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|Grouping Title||spook lights affair a carpenter and quincannon mystery|
|Grouping Author||muller marcia|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-22 04:01:12AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-21 04:29:13AM|
|available_at_boulder||Boulder Main Library|
|detailed_location_boulder||Boulder Main Large Print|
|item_details||ils:.b21878262|.i26034979|Boulder Main Large Print|LP MYSTERY Mull|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 14, 2018|bmlpa|||
|local_callnumber_boulder||LP MYSTERY Mull|
|owning_library_boulder||Boulder Public Library|
|owning_location_boulder||Boulder Main Library|
|record_details||ils:.b21878262|Large Print|Books|Large print edition.|English|Thorndike Press,|2014.|343 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.|
|series||Carpenter and Quincannon novels|
|series_with_volume||Carpenter and Quincannon novels|6|
|subject_facet||Detective and mystery stories, Historical fiction, Large type books, Mystery fiction, Private investigators -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction, San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Women detectives -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction|
|title_display||The spook lights affair a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery|
|title_full||The spook lights affair [large print] : a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery / Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini|
|title_short||The spook lights affair|
|title_sub||a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery|
|topic_facet||History, Private investigators, Women detectives|