Book List:72 titles
  • Mystery Writers of America is proud to present Deadly Anniversaries, a collection of crime and mystery stories from some of the best contemporary authors, all of whom have been invited to put their own unique spin on what it means to recognize a cert...


  • On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her? Sharon arranges ...


  • In New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller's captivating new mystery, private detective Sharon McCone's investigation hits closer to home than ever before... THE COLOR OF FEAR When a knock on the door in the middle of the night wakes Shar...


  • Finally settled into their new home after losing their house in a fire, and fully established in their new shared offices, private investigator Sharon McCone and her business partner husband Hy are starting to feel comfortable. That calm is shattered...



  • A Short Story by New York Times Best-Selling Author Marcia MullerOld Victorian houses, Ouija boards, and forces beyond human ken are familiar devices in macabre fiction; but the use Marcia Muller makes of them in this contemporary tale is unusual, su...


  • A Short Story by New York Times Best-Selling Author Marcia Muller“Merrill-Go-Round” is McCone’s first recorded short case—a private-eye story that is also a “woman’s story,” in the best sense of that term.ExcerptI CLUNG to the metal pol...


  • When new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to Sharon McCone with Camilla's stories of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, the detective is skeptical, to say the least. However, when she discovers that Jay is involved wit...


  • Three years ago, Caro Warrick was acquitted for the murder of her best friend Amelia Bettencourt, but the lingering doubts of everyone around Caro is affecting her life. Sharon McCone is confident that she can succeed where other detectives have fail...






  • Sharon McCone is excited--and relieved--to move her detective agency into the perfect new office space. Unfortunately, real estate woes aren't the only headache that the new building brings into Sharon's life. Possible nineteenth century ghosts and a...


  • A collection of short stories ranging from the straight-forward detective to the off-beat mystery. Includes Sharon McCone and Elena Oliverez stories as well as an original introduction by the author.Marcia Muller, author of the Elena Oliverez mysteri...


  • Private eye Sharon McCone receives an e-mail asking for help from her emotionally disturbed half brother Darcy Blackhawk. She replies . . . but gets no response. As Sharon digs deeper, she discovers that Darcy sent his message from an Internet caf i...


  • In Locked In, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone was shot in the head and suffered from locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but with an alert, conscious mind. Now, as Sharon struggles to regain control over her body, she wants everything ...


  • Shot in the head by an unknown assailant, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. Since the late-night attack occurred at her agency's offices, the natu...


  • Traumatized by a recent life-or-death investigation, Sharon McCone flees to her ranch in California's high desert country to contemplate her future. Deep depression shadows her days and nights, and a chance encounter with a troubled, highly secretive...


  • Sharon McCone is hired by her husband's security firm to track down "the ever-running man," a shadowy figure who has been leaving explosive devices at their various offices. She doesn't have to search for long. When McCone narrowly escapes an explosi...


  • "Her stories crackle like few others on the mystery landscape."-San Francisco Chronicle "One of the treasures of the genre."-Chicago Tribune A new collection of Marcia Muller's best short fiction from the past twenty years, including hardboiled priva...


  • Till Death Do They Part Commitment-phobic Sharon McCone has just shocked everyone she knows -- she's eloped with her sexy fellow investigator and longtime significant other, Hy Ripinsky. With her PI business booming and marital adjustments looming a...


  • Marcia Muller, bestselling author of the acclaimed series starring San Francisco P.I. Sharon McCone, returns to the remote northern California coast of Point Deception and Cyanide Wells with an exciting new novel. A riveting mystery full of atmospher...


  • Complacency can make a person careless, and Sharon McCone, who makes crime her business, should know that better than most. One minute she's riding high with her detective agency expanding, her bank account growing, and her only "problem" a marriage ...


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    A hard, four-hour drive north of San Francisco leads to sparsely populated Soledad County, a combination of spectacular seashore, inland forests, and small towns steeped in gold-mining history. One of those towns is Cyanide Wells, now an artsy commun...


  • Marcia Muller is one of the finest authors of detective fiction, however, she also writes Western stories. When the title story first appeared, it not only won a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, but went on to inspire a motion picture....


  • Sharon McCone, who has faced and survived many personal crises, must endure another long, dark journey after her brother Joey takes his own life. Reeling from the anguish and the perplexing reasons for Joey's suicide, Sharon tries to escape through w...


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    Rhoda Swift, sheriff's deputy in California's Soledad County, lives with her haunting dreams of an unsolved mass murder thirteen years earlier. In a remote spot on the rocky Pacific coast two families were found riddled with bullets. Two children lay...


  • THIS TIME IT'S PERSONAL News of her father's death sends San Francisco P.I. Sharon McCone rushing to her family home. While going through his personal effects, McCone comes upon a shocking document, one that raises questions about her birth. The stu...


  • Creator of the modern female private eye story, Marcia Muller has been writing novels and short stories about Sharon McCone since 1977. In the process McCone has gained a host of associates and formed her own detective agency. Some seven years ago, M...


  • ALOHA MURDER Accidents are plaguing a documentary film crew on breathtakingly beautiful Kauai. Can San Francisco P .T. Sharon McCone ferret out possible sabotage behind the scenes? The job sounds like a breeze--McCone envisions romantic, tropical ...








  • With her agency going great guns, Sharon McCone is known as one of the best detectives in the business...until her untarnished reputation is threatened by an impostor. A mysterious woman is handing out McCone's business cards, advising clients, and p...


  • Sleuthing twosomes have long made their mark on detective fiction. From the unnamed narrator in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter" who adroitly recounts the virtuosity of the Parisian detective, C. Auguste Dupin; to Dorothy L. Sayers's beloved ...


  • A DESPERATE LETTER, A DISAPPEARANCE...AND A FRIEND'S FIERY DEATH. P.I. SHARON McCONE'S LONG NIGHT IS JUST BEGINNING. Sharon McCone knew something was wrong when her friend and former flight instructor, Matty Wildress, arranged a flying test for he...


  • It's worth a $1 Million reward to Sharon McCone if she catches the man called the Diplo-bomber, who has set off bombs at consulates all over the U.S. Now he's in San Francisco--and that's McCone's turf. When he misses his latest target, the embassy o...


  • Ricky Savage is Sharon McCone's brother-in-law, and the hottest country singer in the business. He's on top professionally, but hitting rock bottom in his personal life. His longtime marriage to Sharon's sister Charlene is breaking up, forcing him to...


  • in Women On the Case

    Crime and detection are women's work for twenty-six great writers in this second brilliant collection of mystery fiction edited by Sara Paretsky. From wicked irony and white-collar crime in Amanda Cross's "The Baroness," to the chilling "Only a Woman...


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    At last! The McCone Files gathers all of Sharon McCone's short cases covering her entire career as staff investigator at All Souls Legal Cooperative in San Francisco. Each tale, including two written especially for this volume, is a miniature master...



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    FLYING SOLO Now that private investigator Sharon McCone has struck out on her own, she needs all the clients she can get--even a shady character from her Berkeley days. T. J. "Suitcase" Gordon's made millions as a "turnaround man," a corporate tro...



  • It looked like a lost cause. Convicted of a brutal society murder in 1956, Lis Benedict had served a long sentence and just been released from jail. Then in a last desperate attempt to clear the Benedict name, her daughter Judy convinces All Souls Le...


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    San Francisco PI. Sharon McCone isn't ready at all to cope with the disaster. Just when All Souls Legal Cooperative hands her an ultimatum that will tie her to a desk forever. Hy Ripinsky, her lover and an environmental activist, suddenly vanishes. D...



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    IN HER TWELFTH OUTING, P.I. Sharon McCone leaves her San Francisco turf for the forbidding high desert landscape of Tufa Lake near the Nevada border. An environmental group thinks that the Hong Kong-based Transpacific Corporation has some dubious pla...


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    A RANDOM SERIES OF MURDERS IS ONLY a succession of headlines in the San Francisco Chronicle for investigator Sharon McCone until one of her legal co-op's clients becomes a victim. Perry Hilderly had been a founder of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement...



  • A SPLASH OF RED From her peaceful Sonoma Valley home, art security expert Joanna Stark can't escape the crippling fear that Antony Parducci--thief, art dealer; dreaded enemy and onetime lover--is nearby, hot on the trail of a newly discovered Van ...


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    PRIVATE EYE SHARON McCONE is enlisted into a case that had made lurid headlines ten years earlier: it was then that Bobby Foster, ex-crack addict and parking valet at the trendy Cafe Comedie, confessed to the kidnapping and murder of young stand-up c...


  • It's a cold Sunday in San Francisco. Sharon McCone's alone on a routine surveillance job, following a man named Frank Wilkonson through the city's lush horticultural hot spots to the sere foothills of the Diablos. But when she returns to find her kin...







  • Joanna Stark, art lover and part owner of an art security firm, has devised a daring plan to recover two valuable stolen paintings. Here scheme will also entrap one of the world's greatest art thieves - a man with whom she shares a passionate and vio...


  • Private eye Sharon McCone is lured away from San Francisco to what she thinks will be a weekend "busman's holiday." Her sister Patsy has invited her to Appleby Island, once the home of an agricultural tycoon. With his heirs long gone, the rich man's ...


  • The bestselling author of "The McCone Files" teams up with the creator of the "Nameless Detective" for a collaborative mystery that bridges the San Franciscos of 1894 and 1986. Muller and Pronzini masterfully parallel the investigations of turn-of-th...


  • A Masterpiece Of Crime Frans Hals's painting The Cavalier in White disappears from a San Francisco gallery. Art security expert Joanna Stark returns from self-imposed retirement to solve the crime from a building she had made burglarproof. But art...




  • Heartbreak Hotel... The Globe Apartments, six stories of decaying brick and concrete, rise above San Francisco's volatile Tenderloin district. The seedy former hotel, once a haven for the city's down and out, now houses Vietnamese families striving ...


  • Santa Barbara's Fiesta brings droves of visitors to Elena Oliverez's Museum of Mexican Arts. And a shocking murder. Dead on Fiesta Eve is Elena's friend, Ciro Siseros, a historian researching the Legend of the Slain Soldiers, a slaughter of Mexican-A...




  • Sixteen witty tales of mystery and suspense, focusing on the world of books, include classic works by Ellery Queen, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, August Derleth, Shirley Jackson, Lawrence Block, James Gould Cozzens, Lawrence G. Blochman, and others...



  • PRIVATE EYE SHARON McCONE takes on a case for Willie Whelan, a vendor at the local San Francisco flea market--not to mention his moon-lighting job as a fence. She's checking up on a silent man in dark clothes and a yarmulke who has been hanging aroun...


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    MYSTERY WAS THE ONLY THING THEY HAD IN COMMON. BUT THAT WAS MORE THAN ENOUGH... Sharon McCone had come home again: to her warm, troubled family, to San Diego and a convention of private detectives in a posh seaside hotel. For Sharon it was a chanc...


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    The woman under the pier... Picture Salmon Bay: an isolated, run-down northern California village, home to an idle fleet of fishing boats, a deserted amusement park, and a handful of secretive, even hostile residents. When private investigator Sharo...


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    Elena Oliverez, curator of the new Museum of Mexican Arts in Santa Barbara, wanted her first exhibit to convey the power and subtlety of fine Chicano art. Displaying the huge, gaudy ceramic rbol de la vida--tree of life--would please the wealthy pat...


  • ONCE AGAIN, SAVVY PRIVATE EYE Sharon McCone is plunged into intrigue and murder. This time her investigations lead her to San Francisco's "Painted Ladies" -- the landmark district of gaudily colored Victorian row houses. Responding to her old frie...


  • PRIVATE EYE SHARON MCCONE IS faced with a murder case too close for comfort--who would have wanted to kill Molly Antonio, the nicest lady in Sharon's building? The San Francisco neighborhood seems a pretty sleepy place for a murder; the most exoti...


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    A wood-carved little-boy mannequin wearing ornate iron shoes is the key to an elaborate scheme involving arson, vandalism ... and murder. When a small-time San Francisco antique dealer is stabbed to death with a valuable bone-handled dagger from one ...





  • in Deadly Housewives
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    A heart-stopping mystery anthology from fourteen of today’s best-loved and bestselling female mystery and suspense writers.In the expert hands of fourteen unsurpassed storytellers, being a housewife takes on a whole new meaning. Get ready for a let...