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City of Whispers

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City of Whispers

Sharon McCone Mystery Series, Book 29
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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.
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.
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  • 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.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    August 22, 2011
    An e-mailed cry for help from Sharon McCone’s troubled half-brother, Darcy Blackhawk, sucks McCone into a treacherous vortex of madness, greed, and murder in bestseller Muller’s exciting 30th mystery starring the no-nonsense San Francisco PI (after 2010’s Coming Back). Though McCone, still recovering from the bullet to the brain that nearly killed her, has pressing problems of her own, she and nephew/operative Mick Savage must hustle to find the psychologically deteriorating Darcy, who’s disappeared. Their urgency increases as clues seem to link him with the unsolved strangling of a young heiress two years earlier—and a pair of fresher corpses. 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.

  • AudioFile Magazine Sharon McCone, savvy San Francisco private eye, has her world turned upside down when her shady half-brother sends her a message asking for help--and then goes missing shortly thereafter. Laura Hicks delivers a crisp, dramatic performance as Sharon relentlessly combs the city, pursuing clues that lead to the body of an heiress who is associated with an earlier murder--still unsolved. Hicks offers an aloof intensity as Sharon struggles to solve the two murders while trying to track down her missing brother from clues that test her both as a sister and as a detective. B.J.P. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine
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