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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Forge
Publication date November 4, 2014
Pages 251
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765331786
ISBN-10 0765331780
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
Summaries and Reviews
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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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781410464347
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (January 8, 2014)
9781410464347 | details & prices | 343 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $32.99
This edition also contains The Spook Lights Affair
About: A would-be Sherlock Holmes assists a dual investigation in 1895 San Francisco that finds Sabina Carpenter struggling to solve the disappearance of a suicide-victim debutante's body and John Quincannon hunting down a murderous gang of bank robbers.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780765331786
 
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Reprint edition from Forge (November 4, 2014)
9780765331786 | details & prices | 251 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $14.99
This edition also contains The Spook Lights Affair
About: In 1895 San Francisco young debutantes don't commit suicide at festive parties, particularly not under the eye of Sabina Carpenter.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781482949025 Book cover for 9781482949032
 
With Mark Peckham (other contributor), Meredith Mitchell (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 3, 2013)
9781482949032 | details & prices | 5.10 × 5.68 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $29.95
About: [Read by Meredith Mitchell and Mark Peckham] A debutante's missing body, murder most foul, and weird spectral lights in the fog make for a thrilling gaslight-era tale of mystery and detection.
Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 3, 2013)
9781482949025 | details & prices | 5.10 × 5.68 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: [MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.

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