Somewhere in the City: Selected Stories

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"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 private-eye, horror, western, and psychological suspense stories.

Marcia Muller, a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, is the author of more than twenty novels. ...

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Overview


"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 private-eye, horror, western, and psychological suspense stories.

Marcia Muller, a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, is the author of more than twenty novels. She has been awarded the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award; her books have been nominated for Best Crime Novel at the Edgars, and she has won the Anthony Boucher Award. She lives in California.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Collected here are 19 short stories from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Muller, all previously published in various magazines and anthologies from 1982 to 2003. Offering a variety of Muller's best work in the short story genre, the anthology includes six tales featuring Sharon McCone, the protagonist of Muller's long-running hard-boiled PI series, one story featuring McCone and Wolf (husband Bill Pronzini's PI character), and three stories told from the viewpoint of McCone associates (two with Rae Kelleher and one with Ted Smalley). In addition, there are a variety of mysteries and tales of psychological suspense, along with one of Muller's award-winning Westerns. Fans will be interested in "The Cyaniders," which gives the backstory for events that take place in her Soledad County series novel Cyanide Wells. In the introduction, Muller details the inspiration for several of the stories and also discusses her writing process over the years, which will interest her many fans and writing students. For all mystery and short story collections. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ12/06; see Muller's The Ever-Running Man: A Sharon McCone Mystery, reviewed above.]
—Beth Lindsay

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Twenty years of hard-boiled, horrific, Western, and suspenseful short stories from the Grand Master. Muller lives in California. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594478843
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcia Muller, a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, is the critically-acclaimed author of more than twenty novels. She has been awarded the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award, her books have been nominated for Best Crime Novel at the Edgar Awards, and she has won the Anthony Boucher Award. She lives in California with Bill Pronzini.
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