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City of Whispers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    City of boring

    Sorry, I tried to read this book, but started it three times and nothing seemed to get my attention. For me, it was a waste of money. I love Sue Grafton's mysteries, but this lady just does not have the charm that Grafton's novels exude.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    One of my favorite authors

    I look forward to reading Marcia Muller's books when they come out. I have been reading her books for years. The characters have grown up with me and I know their past like my friends. That being said, it feels like Muller is just "phoning it in" with this book. The plots are getting simpler. There is less character development. Even the regular characters barely get mention, let alone any depth. I'll probably read her next book, but I won't be eagerly anticipating it like I have in the past.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Agreed!

    I'm also missing Muller's longer, more elaborate plots, and am less than thrilled with this new style of character 'voices' which at best are thinly written, and at worst a needless contrivance. I love these characters and Muller's storytelling has always been first rate, so I wonder what's going on for her these days that this is what she's turning out. Can't imagine she doesn't know it's not up to snuff.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

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    What could he have done now? Where has he been? Why does he sh

    What could he have done now? Where has he been? Why does he show up when he needs something and then not allow us to know where he is?

    Those were questions Shar asked herself after she received an e-mail from her constantly absent half-brother, Darcy. She always helped him out, but she couldn't help if she couldn't find him. She was worried that this time he was truly in deep trouble.

    The story takes place in San Francisco in wealthy neighborhoods and also in squalor. You can guess where they were looking for Darcy. The book centered on the search for Darcy and also on his role in the murder of Gaby. His return to the city prompted the re-investigation of Gaby's murder.

    The chapters were divided into the book’s characters describing each character's role in the search for Darcy. Luckily Shar and her co-workers were good at detective work.

    Each suspect in the murder had something to hide and each suspect kept quiet. Gaby had been dead for two years, and opening up the investigation caused those involved to become alarmed and to hide more secrets and cover up what happened with more murders. There were some characters who you would readily suspect and others that will surprise you. The characters were likable, and they all had their secrets….”Secrets, damned secrets.” Page 193 According to Sharon, secrets were the root of all evil….she even had some of her own.

    This is the first Sharon McCone mystery I have read. Not bad, but not a gripper.

    The author, Marcia Muller, has a good writing style, and I liked how she set up each chapter. It became more gripping toward the end. I would not be opposed to reading more of Ms. Muller’s work. 4/5

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

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    Sharon McCone is a winner every time . . .

    I like this character enough that I am willing to read her any way I can get her, but I am about to lose patience with the way these past 3 books have been written. I disliked the Darcy Blackhawk entries and actually don't like the format of a different voice for each chapter. They are about 1/3 the size of the usual Sharon McCone stories; I miss the full size novels with the impeccable plots . . .will we ever see these again?

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