Series List in Order

Order Book Genre Date Rating
1 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
2 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
3 Private Investigator / PI 3.5 Buy
4 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
4.5 (ss) Suspense / S 1 Buy
5 Private Investigator / PI 3.5 Buy
5.5 Private Investigator / PI 3.5 Buy
6 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
6.5 (ss) Mystery / M 1 Buy

7 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
8 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
9 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
10 Private Investigator / PI 3.5 Buy
11 Private Investigator / PI 3.5 Buy
12 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
13 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
14 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
15 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
15.5 Private Investigator / PI 3 Buy
16 Private Investigator / PI 4.5 Buy
17 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
18 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
19 Private Investigator / PI 4.5 Buy
19.5 Private Investigator / PI 2 Buy
20 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
21 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
22 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
23 Private Investigator / PI 5 Buy
24 Private Investigator / PI 4.5 Buy

25 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
26 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
27 Private Investigator / PI 5 Buy
28 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
28.5 (e) Mystery / M 3 Buy
29 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
30 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
30.5 (e) Private Investigator / PI 1 Buy
30.6 (e) Mystery / M 2 Buy
31 Private Investigator / PI 3.5 Buy
32 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
33 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
34 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy

Book Descriptions for series: A Sharon McCone Mystery

    • / Private Investigator
    • Buy Buy
    Book - 1

    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 ...

  • Book - 2

    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...

  • Book - 3

    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...

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    Book - 4

    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...

  • in A Moment on the Edge
    Book - 4.5

    "“An absolutely first-rate anthology. . . a thoughtful and intelligent paean to crime fiction.” — New York Sun#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George serves up a century''s worth of superb crime fiction penne...

  • Book - 5

    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...

  • Book - 5.5

    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...

  • Book - 6

    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 ...

  • in Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries
    Book - 6.5

    No hit-or-miss anthology, this first-rate collection of 25 contemporary mysteries offers a cross-section view of the American detective, suspense and mystery short-story worlds. Gorman, editor of Mystery Scene, gathers the works of such masters as To...

  • Book - 7

    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 ...

  • Book - 8

    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...

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    Book - 9

    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...

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    Book - 10

    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...

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    Book - 11

    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...

  • Book - 12

    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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    Book - 13

    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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    Book - 14

    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...

  • Book - 15

    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...

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    Book - 15.5

    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. Marcia Muller comments in the introduction, "Over the seventeen years since her first case, ...

  • Book - 16

    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...

  • Book - 17

    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...

  • Book - 18

    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...

  • Book - 19

    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 ...

  • Book - 19.5

    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...

  • Book - 20

    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...

  • Book - 21

    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...

  • Book - 22

    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 ...

  • Book - 23

    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...

  • Book - 24

    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...

  • Book - 25

    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...

  • Book - 26

    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...

  • Book - 27

    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 ...

  • Book - 28

    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 café i...

  • Book - 28.5

    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...

  • Book - 29

    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...

  • Book - 30

    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...

  • Book - 30.5

    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...

  • Book - 30.6

  • Book - 31

    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...

  • Book - 32

    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...

  • Book - 33

    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 ...

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    Book - 34

    Private Investigator Sharon McCone goes undercover to investigate the murders of two Indigenous women in remote Northern California in this gripping, atmospheric mystery in the New York Times bestselling series.  When the bodies of two Indi...


The Ever-Running Man
2007 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- PI Novel
Wolf in the Shadows
1994 Anthony Award -- Novel