Trophies and Dead Things

Trophies and Dead Things

by Marcia Muller
     
 

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When a former sixties radical is murdered during a string of random sniper attacks, the All Souls Legal Cooperative must settle his surprisingly large estate. P.I. Sharon McCone comes across a new will, made just days before he died, that disinherits his two children in favor of four unknown and unconnected parties. McCone sifts through Perry Hilderly's belongings,… See more details below

Overview

When a former sixties radical is murdered during a string of random sniper attacks, the All Souls Legal Cooperative must settle his surprisingly large estate. P.I. Sharon McCone comes across a new will, made just days before he died, that disinherits his two children in favor of four unknown and unconnected parties. McCone sifts through Perry Hilderly's belongings, but finds little to explain this puzzling change -- until she uncovers a .357 with the serial number burned off. As McCone tracks down the new beneficiaries she discovers that the shootings aren't so random after all and that the dead man isn't the only one with a lurid past. To find the killer, she must follow a treacherous trail of evidence that travels from the Vietnam years to the present. But along the way the elusive sniper waits in a homicidal rage and takes aim -- this time at All Souls and Sharon McCone.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Private detective Sharon McCone, investigating the murder of a former anti-Vietnam War activist, discovers that his four beneficiaries are being targeted by a homicidal sniper. ``McCone is one of the most freshly conceived and complexly characterized of the female private eyes,'' said PW. ``Muller's fine eye for detail and sense of place bring San Francisco and the California subculture vividly to life.'' (Oct.)
School Library Journal
YA-- Starring in her tenth mystery is Sharon McCone, a reflective young detective. While trying to locate four heirs of the estate of an ex-hippie from the turbulent Berkeley days, Sharon becomes embroiled in murder and suicide that seem to emanate from the Vietnam era. Maintaining her dignified demeanor doesn't preclude her running down and capturing a sniper, rowing to an island to save two children, or confronting a news anchor whom she later has to rescue from the San Francisco Bay. Full of adventure, humanity, and two engaging kittens, this thoughtful mystery should attract older YAs.-- Pam Spencer, Jefferson Sci-Tech, Alexandria, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609986162
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Sharon McCone Series , #11
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
237,411
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

MARCIA MULLER has written many novels and short stories, including the P.I. Sharon McCone series. Her novel "Wolf in the Shadows" won the Anthony Boucher Award. The recipient of the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award - their highest accolade - she lives in northern California with her husband, mystery writer Bill Pronzini.

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