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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (510 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcia Muller Narrator: Laura Hicks Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sharon McCone Mysteries Release Date:
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Private eye Sharon McCone receives an email asking for help from her emotionally disturbed half-brother, Darcy Blackhawk, but he fails to reply to her response. As Sharon digs deeper, she discovers that Darcy sent his message from an Internet cafe in San Francisco, a city he’s never been to before. Sensing that Darcy is in terrible danger, McCone begins a search for him throughout the city. The investigation leads her to the body of a woman at the Palace of Fine Arts, where a witness told her Darcy was headed. As her search widens, Sharon uncovers a connection to an unsolved murder of a young woman who was heiress to a multimillion dollar banking fortune. Sharon must race to solve both murders and ensure her brother’s safety, despite the imminent danger that lurks within her own family. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Ms. Muller’s plotting is masterful, with her sure-footed, economical storytelling—even with the changes of narrator from chapter to chapter—supporting the plot as it glides easily along. And that takes some great writing.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “Alternating chapters narrated by different characters add to the suspense of the intricate plot, which propels readers through a San Francisco few tourists see—from Colma, the city’s necropolis, to the exclusive mansions of Sea Cliff—and to a harrowing, haunting denouement.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Recommended for fans of Muller, women detectives, and San Francisco culture.”

    Library Journal

  • “As Sharon celebrates another birthday, devoted readers will appreciate all the more both the groundbreaking nature of this series (the first to star a female PI in hard-boiled fiction) and the fact that, throughout her long run, Sharon has aged gracefully and matured as a heroine and a woman.”

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marla Madison | 2/18/2014

    " Disappointing! I was absolutely turned off by the beginning chapters, most of which were spent introducing a myriad of characters. The protagonist's family tree was introduced in detail, boring the reader by it's sheer volume. Turns out Sharon was given up for adoption at birth and now has close relations with both families. And has the very cliched, bad-boy, dope taking brother who shows up asking for her help. I couldn't get into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barb | 2/10/2014

    " Excited to see another Sharon McCone book - number 28 and the series is still going strong. I do enjoy Muller's books but this one didn't grab me like her others. Many of them have me in a "can't put it down" trance and this one didn't. The extended family stories are far reaching and I found myself flipping ahead. However, I will read every book that comes out in this series until my dying day - I do like the character development and following Sharon's life as it has changed over the years. Seems like a l-l-l-o-o-o-n-n-n-g-g-g-g time since I read the first book - Edwin of the Iron Shoes. If you do choose to read these, read them in order!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandra | 2/8/2014

    " Wonderful as all the Marcia Muller books are. Fast pace, and great story telling. Love Kinsey and all of the characters. Would recommend all of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura de Leon | 2/6/2014

    " It was nice to reacquaint myself with Sharon McCone, I've missed quite a few of her books. I'd like to fill in some of the gaps, and keep up with her a little better going forward. "

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