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Both past Mystery Writers of America Grand Masters, Muller and Pronzini combine forces for a historical mystery set in the San Francisco of 1894. John Quincannon, a former Secret Service agent, and Sabina Carpenter, a former Pinkerton operative, have a successful detective agency in San Francisco. Sabina is searching for a pickpocket who preys on visitors at the Chutes Amusement Park and other crowded areas of the city. Quincannon is after a burglar who breaks into the homes of the wealthy. His search takes him to the bars and bawdy houses of the Barbary Coast and the boat of an oyster pirate. A strange man claiming to be Sherlock Holmes keeps offering his less-than-welcome assistance. Fans of Muller’s Sharon McCone series and Pronzini’s Nameless Detective novels will enjoy this trip to San Francisco in an earlier era. Those who enjoy historical mysteries are in for a particular treat with this delightful story featuring two intrepid detectives who solve their cases using different but equally effective methods. --Barbara Bibel
Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini have brought together the distinctive personalities and differing investigative styles of their fictional snoops. The result is a team [Sharon McCone and the Nameless Detective] that is as memorable as Nick and Nora Charles.... When they combine forces, they double our pleasure. (San Francisco Chronicle on Double)
Muller and Pronzini are a duo who make beautiful mystery music together. (Atlanta Journal Constitution on Double)
A virtuoso performance by two virtuosos.... (Norfolk, Virginia Pilot on Double)
I like Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini and like most of their books.Published 26 days ago by Carissima
I wish the Publishing Gods would deliver the reading public from the "original" works of mystery writers that are dependent on the deductive powers of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JFletcher
This was a library find.
I've been reading the work of Marcia Muller for quite some time now and she has given me much reading pleasure. Read more
It is rather a hodgepodge of cliches, though I did like wandering through Victorian San Francisco. Quincannon is a dud, he is reminiscent of the block of Irish Peat that Molly... Read morePublished 6 months ago by jdp
Not as good as when Muller and Pronzini write on their own.Published 14 months ago by James R. Sharpe