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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,116 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: July 2011 ISBN: 9781482980844
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It's Sharon McCone’s first case as staff investigator for All Souls Legal Cooperative. She knows nothing about antiques, yet she has an affection for Salem Street with its charming mix of antique and curio shops. Now elderly dealer Joan Albritton has been found dead, stabbed with an antique dagger. Her neighbors are shocked. Recurring vandalism has them frightened. Ferreting out the facts will take Sharon from the chaotic jumble of the junk dealer’s establishment to a museum where San Francisco’s most elegant socialites gather. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The plotting is competent and the writing lively.”

    New York Times

  • “A fast-moving whodunit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Long before Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone, long before Sara Paretsky’s V. I. Warshawski, there was Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone…Muller and McCone are still the class of the field.” 

    San Diego Union-Tribune, praise for the series

  • “Top-notch mystery and more from one of the genre’s Grand Masters.”

    Library Journal, praise for the series

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catherine Lang | 2/4/2014

    " Just your typical fast moving mystery -- very predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deena | 2/4/2014

    " First in a tough female P.I. series. She's been writing for years so some of the first ones move a little slower because we are now so used to a world where you don't have to do things like look for a phone. So far I'm liking the series and main character "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary N. | 2/3/2014

    " Marcia Muller pioneered the contemporary female private investigator novel with the first Sharon McCone mystery, Edwin of the Iron Shoes, in 1977 according to the introduction. Sharon McCone reminds me a lot of Kinsey Milhone, Sue Grafton's famous alphabet sleuth. I'm grateful to Marcia Muller for opening the door for all of today's great female detectives. This book was a fun, quick read for a long Wisconsin winter evening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Marie | 2/2/2014

    " excellent, first in the Sharon McCone series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 1/25/2014

    " I finally found a copy of her first Sharon McCone mystery. Was on the lookout for it, after reading that Ms. Muller was considered the "founding mother" of the modern day hard-boiled P.I. I can see some of that in her to the point writing style, and the character of McCone. Fairly typical who-dun-it. But, being her first novel and also being Mrs. Bill Pronzini.....this is quite the mystery writing couple. 3.5 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/24/2014

    " Love her recent books and decided to go back to the first and work my way up. This was a fun read and a great start for her Sharon McCone mystery series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 1/22/2014

    " I've read all of the Sharon McCone mysteries and it's been one of my favorite private eye series. Some books are better than others, but I'm not going to rate all of them here - so this rating is for the whole series. "Edwin" is the 1st book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nabilah | 1/15/2014

    " Decent but there is nothing to rave about. It is just a passable way to pass time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 11/25/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Sharon McCone (first in series); PI tries to figure out who killed the proprieteress of an antique shop. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 11/13/2013

    " another detective story for RIA "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kmmoy | 11/5/2013

    " This is the first of the Sharon McCone series. I liked a later one that I listened to earlier. This story was very simple, and we didn't learn much about the main character. It was a short book, so maybe the others are better. Will not give up on the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendel Lynn | 11/3/2013

    " I loved this book! I remember reading it years ago, and I was hooked on the series. Side note: what a great title! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Mcsweeney | 11/1/2013

    " Marcia Muller's first Sharon McCone is finally available as an ebook (as is most of her backlist), woohoo! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendroz | 10/14/2013

    " I love the Sharon McCone series. This is an early one that I had not previously read. Loved the title and Edwin. Very clever, fast paced and entertaining. Not an easy one to figure out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Grauschopf | 10/9/2013

    " I'm not a big mystery fan, but this author got a rave review from a friend, so I thought I'd give it a try. I wouldn't say it was bad, but it was not really gripping and never caught my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/21/2013

    " Okay story, though the characters weren't very believable. If the cop is such a chauvinist and the PI is so womans' lib how does she go from hate to okay in 2 days? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corissa Houghton | 7/11/2013

    " Not a bad book but so short "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/12/2013

    " My favorite U.S. mystery writer. Muller is the one who really invented the hard-boiled woman detective. genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa Beiser | 5/6/2013

    " One of my favorite authors "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/4/2013

    " A favorite author in this genre. Read the entire series, having to backtrack and search for earlier paperbacks (before the day of Kindle)so I could read them in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbe | 10/26/2012

    " The 1st Sharon McCone. They get way better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 6/6/2012

    " Sharon McCone has changed over the course of this series, but not in a negative way--she has maintained her ties with those who helped her out in the beginning, and as she has aged, there have been more complications in her life, as you would expect. Good series well worth reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Snarky's | 5/11/2012

    " My favorite of her TITLE. I can't even remember what it means but I use the title all the time for blog entries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janell | 2/6/2012

    " Enjoyable mystery with an interesting main character. First of a series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 7/7/2011

    " I would give it 3.5 stars. Reminded me a lot of V.I. Warshawski, a West Coast version, but without all the sass. A female detective who solves crime (before the age of the internet and computers). Good enough that I will read the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 6/9/2011

    " Read in Mid July 2006. Liked it Will read more. Main character is a woman, part Indian working as an investigator for a small law firm in San Francisco "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D | 5/25/2011

    " This is the first book in the series featuring Sharon McCone, my favorite woman detective. Hope you like it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Felicia | 3/28/2011

    " This was the first time reading any of Marcia Muller books and this was good. It was set in the 1970s and I had forgotten how cheap things were and the attitudes toward what professions women should or shouldn't be in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 11/19/2010

    " I'm not a big mystery fan, but this author got a rave review from a friend, so I thought I'd give it a try. I wouldn't say it was bad, but it was not really gripping and never caught my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) | 9/18/2010

    " Nice cozy mystery that I finished in about a day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/7/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Sharon McCone (first in series); PI tries to figure out who killed the proprieteress of an antique shop.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha | 1/23/2009

    " Ok, yeah glad i started at the beginning of the series. Helps me understand a lot. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catherine | 1/16/2009

    " Just your typical fast moving mystery -- very predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 4/28/2008

    " Another first of a series, although I haven't read the rest of them yet. Similar sort of vein to VI Warshawsky, but less referred to. Enjoyed it and will read others in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 3/13/2008

    " I've read all of the Sharon McCone mysteries and it's been one of my favorite private eye series. Some books are better than others, but I'm not going to rate all of them here - so this rating is for the whole series. "Edwin" is the 1st book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 12/9/2007

    " excellent, first in the Sharon McCone series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 10/25/2007

    " An entertaining, if slightly pedestrian mystery. Notable for being a forerunner of the "tough girl" PI novels that are so popular today, it shows real promise for a first novel. (It was written in 1977.) "

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About the Author
Author Marcia Muller

Marcia Muller is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the critically acclaimed series starring private investigator Sharon McCone. With more than thirty-five novels to her credit, Muller has received the 2005 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, a Ridley Award, an American Mystery Award, and the Anthony Award.

About the Narrator

Laura Hicks is an Obie Award–winning actress who has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theater, film, and television. A native New Yorker and a Juilliard graduate, she has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Australia, Austria, Italy, and Ireland.