Point Deception from September 2004
In a brand new series from Marcia Muller, she told us a cryptic tale in Point Deception, the first book in the Point Deception trilogy series. In this mystery, we were introduced to Rhoda Swift, the local deputy in this fictional Sonoma County town. She was haunted by the thirteen-year-old murders of two families that haven't been solved. On the anniversary, she believed the anniversary had created a new crime spree, when a local woman's dead body turned up on the shores of Point Deception. For Guy Newberry, a best-selling author who had cracked the mysteries of infamous towns, they would discover the shocking truth, while the connection between them grew stronger.
This new series was something different entirely from the Sharon McCone series. I loved the concept of a haunted town with secrets like Point Deception and its grisly backstory. I loved the introduction of Rhoda and Guy, when they worked on this cryptic mystery together. This one would send you chills up and down your spine like no other. This would leave you shocked to the core, too. Great drama, intense action and plenty of suspense with twists and turns and a hint of romance.
Welcome to Point Deception! Why not give this book a try today?
Cyanide Wells from May 2005
In the second installment of the Point Deception trilogy series, Cyanide Wells, from Marcia Muller, she told us a harrowing tale that you send chills down your spine. For Matthew Linstrom, 14 years ago, he was branded as a murderer and accused of his ex-wife's, Gwen's, disappearance. Now when he had gotten a phone call that she was alive and well in Cyanide Wells under an assumed name, he discovered she was in a lesbian relationship with someone and share a mixed-race daughter. Before he could meet and confront her, she disappeared on him again. It was up to Matt and her partner Carly to turn up shocking secrets on her life, before they can meet again, while his suspicions can destroy him again.
This mystery had some excellent thriller elements in this novel as well. I loved the fictional Soledad county backdrop in California. There's an ambiance of shock and disbelief that sets the tone for this mystery. I did feel bad for Matthew who was deceived and was accused of a false crime he spent his life hiding from. I did feel a sense of guilt to Carly, but not as much. For that, I didn't feel a thing for Gwen aka Aldis at all. This would suck you in and send you chills down your spine. Great drama, plenty of dramatic action and suspense, and thrills to keep you up at night.
Visit Cyanide Wells if you dare? Pick up a copy this weekend and enjoy!
Cape Perdido from August 2006
In the third installment of the Point Deception series by Marcia Muler, Cape Perdido, she took us another fantastic mystery. This time, when a greedy North Carolina corporation seeks to harvest water from a peaceful California lumber town of Cape Perdido, that's when Jessie Domingo, a PR and community relations consultant and Fitch Collier, an arrogant lawyer who specialized in water rights, they team up to fight against the interloper. For this battle, it unleashed violence and a secret of its path on its way.
This was another great mystery. I loved how it focused on an environmental angle, especially on water rights. I loved the Cape Perdido was the perfect location to be for this special story. For Fitch and Jessie, I thought it was both good introductions to these two new characters for the series. I did care about them and the Cape Perdido community as well. Great drama, nice plot with plenty of suspense and intrigue, and good action at at evened pace.
Ready to help save Cape Perdido? Grab a copy today!
Ask the Cards a Question from November 1996
In the 2nd book of the Sharon McCone series by Marcia Muller, Ask the Cards a Question, she told us a classic mystery of placing fate in the hands of a psychic medium. Madame Anya had predicted evil for Molly Antonio with her cards in Sharon McCone's quiet PI apartment. Linnea Carraway who had argued with her and drunken heavily in the wake of a divorce. Now that lady lies in her apartment, Linnea was the last one to see her alive and the prime suspect as well. If Sharon wanted to clear her best friend, she needed to find the murderer fast, when death were in the cards, threatening Sharon and her life.
This was another spine-tingling classic mystery to help catapault her into stardom with her books. Though I haven't read the first book in the series years ago and skipped it, this would get you hooked with her serial mystery heroine Sharon McCone and her PI business. I began to care about Sharon and became concerned on Linnea, when I couldn't care less for Madame Anya. I loved the central San Francisco location too. Great drama for a classic read, good action and plenty of intrigue along the way.
Are you ready to get to know Sharon in her early days? Grab a copy today!
The Cheshire Cat's Eye from August 1995
In the third installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone series, The Cheshire Cat's Eye, Sharon McCone returned to another classic and early mystery. For Sharon, her quiet San Francisco neighborhood were feuding with ambitious developers who were pushing for restoration, until they've found a controversial restoration developer dead. It was up to Sharon to stop the bitter feud between them, until she uncovered a treasure of antiques and a glowing Cheshire Cat's eye from a Tiffany lamp. She must follow its grin to prevent a fatal future.
This was another fine early and classic Sharon McCone mystery. I love the San Francisco location for the series. I did care about Sharon and the residents of the community, when I only wished for peace. This would make for good and light reading in any day. I did become intrigued about the link between the lamp and other antiques, too. Great drama, nice conflict and plot with plenty of action, suspense and intrigue.
Ready to see the Cheshire Cat's glowing grin? Please check it out today!
Leave a Message for Willie from May 1992
In the 5th installment of the Sharon McCone PI series from Marcia Muller, Leave A Message for Willie, Sharon McCone returned in this latest mystery. This time, she dealt with the world of flea market. When shady vendors sell junk and priceless antiques, one of them was a collection of priceless sacred Torah scrolls that were gathering dust and attracting a group of fanatical killers. It was up to Sharon to fend off a stalker for the flea market kingpin, when she was drawn into the netherworld of flea markets. And his enemies have something more sinister planned for Willie that might threatened his freedom and Sharon's life, too.
This was another great early and classic mystery in the Sharon McCone series. Though I haven't read the 4th book yet and skipped it years ago, I found it was an enjoyable and suspenseful read. I did care for Sharon and Willie as well. I hated to hear about how people got crazy for such a valuable find in the flea market world. I enjoyed the flea market scenery in San Francisco too. This would hook you on the first page and leave you speechless in the end. Great drama, plenty of non-stop action and suspense, with an intriguing mystery to enthrall you for a long time.
Ready to leave a message for Willie? Grab a copy to start reading this holiday weekend!
There's Nothing to Be Afraid of from August 1992
In the 6th installment of the Sharon McCone PI series from Marcia Muller, There's Nothing to be Afraid of, she told us another great mystery from the early days. This time, she tackled the Tenderloin District area of San Francisco. In a former seedy hotel, it housed Vietnamese families who were striving to improve their lives. But for Sharon and her PI company, All Souls, it was up to them to stop the intimidation from other tenants. And then resentment lead to murder. As Sharon was drawn into the town's hated area, she also witnessed its shadowy past, too.
This was another classic mystery in the series. I loved how each story focused on a district area of San Francisco. It made it an ideal location for the storyline. I did feel sorry for those Vietnamese families who fled Viet Nam after the war and wanted a better life. I was glad for Sharon and All Souls to stop the insanity and find out who was the murderer. Great drama, nice tension for action and intrigue, and a suspenseful mystery as well.
What are you afraid of? Grab a copy for yourself now!
Eye of the Storm from November 1996
In the 7th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, Eye of the Storm, Sharon returned back with another early and classic mystery. This time, she headed to the Sacramento Delta area to Appleby Island to help out her sister Patsy out. While her sister and her new lover had turned an old mansion into an elegant B&B, she encountered rumors of ghosts, murder and vandalism. It was up to Sharon to figure it out and stop whoever who was behind it.
I loved this new story that featured Sharon's younger sister's Patsy. We get a chance to get to know her family members better. I loved the eccentric location of the Sacramento Delta area with Appleby Island. It separated the rest from the others in my opinion. I did care about Patsy and Sharon, when all of this happened to them. Great drama, good suspense and intrigue with plenty of action through it all, too.
Watch out for the eye of the storm? Pick up a copy today!
There's Something in a Sunday from September 1993
In the 8th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, There's Something in A Sunday, Sharon returned in this early classic mystery. It all started out as a routine surveillance job for her, when she followed Frank Wilkinson. Then nothing could've explained why he was found in a pool of his own blood. It was now up to Sharon to discover Frank's past in the hot horticultural spots in San Francisco, and who killed him.
This was another great Sharon McCone mystery for the series. I liked how she went to various spots in San Francisco to dig into Frank's background for the location spots. I did care about Sharon and for poor Frank, too. If people killed for lesser reasons, who wanted to kill him? This also showed how Sharon cared for her own clients, even after they were murdered. Great drama, good intense action and suspense, and plenty of intrigue for this mystery, too.
Ready for a Sunday surveillance? Pick up a copy today!
Trophies and Other Things from August 1998
In the 10th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, Trophies and Other Things, Sharon returned to solve another shocking murder. When a former 60s radical was murdered during a raid of sniper attacks, it was up to Sharon's All Soul Legal Cooperative to settle his estate. That's when they've found his will, when he had disinherited his two children and found other surprising twists in Perry Hilderly's will. That's when they've found a sawed off gun amongst his belongings, and discovered he wasn't the one with the sordid past, when they faced the sniper later.
This was another great Sharon McCone mystery in the series. Though I've skipped the 9th book and haven't yet read it, I found it a real enjoy to read another Sharon McCone mystery. I did feel sorry for Sharon and All Souls, and partly to Perry's family, when he was took down by a sniper. I did love the San Francisco location for this mystery and all series. This made me grit my teeth and almost bit my lip in response. This was an excellent mystery with great drama, plenty of action and lots of intrigue to lead to the end of the story's climax.
Ready to discover some trophies? Grab a copy today to start reading!
Where Echoes Live from August 1998
In the 11th book of the much-acclaimed Sharon McCone PI series from Marcia Muller, Where Echoes Live, Sharon returned to solve another shocking mystery in this novel. In this book, Sharon was asked by a former colleague for help on stopping a new mine from opening near the Nevada border. She traveled to Tufa Lake to stop a large mining cooperation which could endanger the planet's eco-system. Along the way, she stumbled onto a bullet-ridden dead body and other obstacles along the way, until she faced a killer in his eyes.
This was another gripping Sharon McCone mystery. I loved the concept of mining vs. the environment, and the location of Tufa Lake, a desert town. I did feel worried about Sharon, her former colleague, and the residents of Tufa Lake. This did grip me and thrill me at the same time. Great drama, nice action with suspense all the way through, and chilling thrills for a mystery to keep me hooked to the end.
Do you want to find where echoes live? If so, pick up a copy this week!
Pennies on a Dead Woman's Eyes from September 1996
In the 13th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, Pennies on a Dead Woman's Eyes, Sharon came across another tough mystery to solve. For Lis Benedict, she served a long sentence for a brutal society murder and had gotten out of jail. Now she went to see Sharon and All Souls in help on clearing her family's name and take her mother's case to the historical tribunal. Sharon loved a challenge and had little affection for Lis, when she turned up dead, and Sharon's been threatened, when her trail lead her to politics in the 50s and a career criminal for the killer.
This was another excellent classic mystery in the Sharon McCone series. I did feel bad for Sharon and for Lis, when they both encountered obstacles to solve that murder. I did like how All Souls pitched in to plead their case. This had many shocking twists and turns along the way that would leave you speechless and flabbergasted as well. I loved the historical angle in classic San Francisco style. Good drama, plenty of action and suspense, with a surprising twist in the end.
Ready to fight for justice? Scoop up a copy today!
Wolf in the Shadows from August 1997
In the 14th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone series, Wolf in the Shadows, things were looking up for Sharon in her life. All Souls wanted to promote her with a raise and give her a desk for a career opportunity. She loved her new home in San Francisco. She also felt happy and secure with her relationship with Hy, until he disappeared suddenly. Since Sharon was torn about her job, she decided to go find Hy and learn about RKI, an international search-and-rescue firm, and bring her brother John to search for him from California to Mexico, while learning more surprising twists and turns along the way.
This was another great Sharon McCone mystery. I loved how we've gotten to know more about Sharon's life as in family and in career. I also loved how we know how tight she was to Hy and what kind of work he did for RKI, too. This made me concerned about both Sharon and Hy and the decisions the both of them had to make as well. This would take you on a wild ride with breathless page-turning scenes to place you there. I loved the dual locations of California and Mexico as well. Great drama, plenty of non-stop action along the way, and a brilliant mystery that was filled with suspense.
Ready to track down a wolf in the shadows? Pick up a copy today!
Till the Butchers Cut Him Down from April 1997
In the 15th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone series, Till the Butchers Cut Him Down, Sharon returned in another classic mystery of hers.This time, Sharon decided to start her own business and leave All Souls Legal Cooperation. With McCone Investigations, she landed her first case helping an old friend of hers. When he asked for her help, he was convinced that someone wanted to kill him and later disappeared. It was up to Sharon to find him, when his trail lead him to Lost Hope, Nevada and to Monora, Pennsylvana, when he wanted to revitalize the strip of the San Francisco waterfront. She wanted to find him bad, before he would lose hope on his dreams.
This was another great Sharon McCone mystery. I liked the trio of locations of Pennsylvania, Nevada and California for this storyline. It made me fun and even more interesting. I continued to care for Sharon and TJ in this novel. At times, TJ made me feel nervous with dread. This would take you for a quick trip and back, when you read it. Great drama, lots of action and suspense, and a helluva mystery to give you a boost for the crime.
Ready for another great Marcia Muller novel? Pick this up tonight!
A Wild and Lonely Place from May 1998
In the 16th installment of the best-selling Sharon McCone PI series from Marcia Muller, A Wild and Lonely Place, Sharon McCone returned in another shocking mystery. When she was investigating the bombing of the Arab Emirate consulate, Sharon only thought of the reward. After she met his daughter, she disappeared. Now it was up to Sharon to save her.
This was another terrific Sharon McCone mystery. I loved the air of suspense and intrigue in this one. I loved the concept and the plotline of this one. I did care about Sharon and the consulate's daughter, too. I also did worry about the both of them. I loved the central location of California for this one. This would make you cringe and sigh at every page. Great drama, good intense non-stop action, and plenty of intrigue along the way.
Don't get lost in a wild and lonely place? Grab a copy today!
The Broken Promise Land from March 2000
In the 16th installment of Marcia Muller's best-selling Sharon McCone series, The Broken Promise Land, she returned to solve another twisted mystery. Someone was hell-bent of revenge on her brother-in-law, Ricky Savage, who was a two-time Grammy-award winner country singer. She traveled to Nashville to learn about the music industry and find out about the blackmailer from his past, when the danger escalated for them. It was up to Sharon to figure out who was playing underhanded mind games.
This was another shocking Sharon McCone mystery. I loved how we've gotten to know more about her brother-in-law Ricky, and learn more about the country music industry. I loved how Sharon took charge to figure things out. I loved the possible dual locations of Nashville and San Francisco. This would leave you jaw hanging down like a Droopy Dawg cartoon character. Great drama, plenty of intense suspense, and lots of action along the way.
Welcome to the broken promise land of music! Give this one a try today!
Both Ends of the Night from May 2000
In the 17th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, Both Ends of the Night, Sharon returned to solve another shocking mystery. For this storyline, Sharon's flight instructor for help, when his love had gone missing. During an airshow, he crashed and died in the flight. Convinced it was no accident, she followed leads to find his lover, talk to his son, and bypass the authorities. Together, Sharon and Hy would travel across the USA to discover corruption between the government and a major corporation that would take straight to the heart of the killer.
This was another terrific Sharon McCone mystery series. I still care about Sharon and Hy, and also of Sharon's flight instructor, Matty. I also felt sadness on Zach. I liked the concept of the air show, since I loved the flying scenes in the series, too. I loved the travel across America to find clues like to Arkansas as well This would make me shiver and end up in a cold sweat. I hated it, when the plane crash during flight. That was cruel it can be. Great drama, plenty of high-flying action and suspense, and a spectacular mystery to the end.
Will you go searching for clues, too, at both ends of the night? If so, pick up a copy today!
While Other People Sleep from February 2001
In the 18th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, While Other People Sleep, Sharon dealt with someone who was out to get her. When Sharon's acquaintance at a party told her about there was an imposter, she couldn't believe her eyes. While Hy was away on business, Sharon had to take care of this problem. First, this impersonator invaded her home, ruined her career, and threatening her family members, while she dug deeper into the investigation of "her." And when she was arrest for a crime she didn't commit, Sharon discovered the identity of this person and fought for her life for justice and revenge.
This was another fantastic and gripping mystery as well. I loved how Sharon tackled this situation on her own and how she dealt with it. I loved the central San Francisco location for this one as well. I didn't like the imposter and her motives for doing her in, anyway. This would make you lose your mind and shake your head in disbelief a few times. Great storyline, excellent conflict and drama, nice action and mystery that would lead us to the end.
Would you read this while other people sleep? If so, download a copy today!
A Walk Through the Fire from July 2001
In the 19th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, A Walk Through the Fire, this time we've found Sharon in Hawaii. When accidents happen on a film documentary set in Hawaii, it was up to Sharon and Hy to discover trouble brewing between native and non-native Hawaiians and then a grisly death occurred. And Hy dealt with a rattled pilot who needed his attention, which also placed Sharon in danger, when they were stuck on a place that's between fire love and fire terror on the Islands. Anyone can get burned right there.
This was another gripping Sharon McCone mystery. I did care about the film producers and the Hawaiians in the storyline. I also cared about Sharon and Hy who was stuck on this troubled tropical paradise. I loved the Hawaiian location for this plot as well. This would make you feel you're there and feel the fire from the islands, too. Great tensions, excellent drama and suspense, and plenty of intrigue and action from first page to the last.
Are you ready to walk through the fire? If so, pick up a copy today!
Listen to the Silence from September 2002
In the 20th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, Listen to the Silence, Sharon learned a shocking twist about her life. When she attended a joyous wedding, she had found out that her father had died. After she mourned his loss, she learned something that really startled her. She was adopted. That made her puzzled on why she didn't look like her fellow siblings. From there, it took her to Montana to discover the truth behind her birth and to find her birth parents, while she was on the case on the attempted lawyer and threats were made on her life. She needed to listen carefully, before the bullet would take her down.
This was another shocking Sharon McCone mystery. I did care about Sharon, when she lost her father an discovered she was adopted. I also wondered how she felt, when she learned the truth behind her birth and her new heritage. I didn't like it, when someone tried to take her down. I loved how it took us to Montana, a beautiful rural and majestic state, from California. I was glad when she accepted the truth with a heart of stony steel. This would make your head spin and leave you speechless in the end. Great drama, excellent shocking twists and plenty of suspense, lots of intrigue and action to the climax.
Will you listen to the silence? If you do, you should check out a copy today!
Dead Midnight from July 2004
In the 21st installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, Dead Midnight, Sharon tackled her toughest case yet. After the suicide death of her brother, she plunged herself into work, when the next case hit too close to home. She investigated the death of Roger Nagasawa, who was a brilliant employee on an online magazine. In his last post, he blamed his death on the treatment of his employers, when he jumped off the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. From there, she learned shocking secrets when she looked into Roger's life and needed to get down to the bottom of the mess, before she became the next one to disappear.
This was another gripping and thought-provoking mystery in the Sharon McCone series. I did feel sad for Sharon and even more sadness for Roger and his family. I'm glad that Sharon had JD Smith to help her out. I liked the San Francisco Bay Bridge and entire area for an interesting location for the setting. This would make you think and shake your head a few times with a couple of cringes and flinches, too. Great storyline, terrific suspense and action, and intense drama with a nice mystery to tie up loose ends.
Look out for a dead midnight! If you're so inclined, pick it up this weekend!
The Dangerous Hour from May 2008
In the 22nd installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, The Dangerous Hour, Sharon returned to tackle another one of her toughest cases. This time, we've found Sharon investigating one a personal betrayal of her own operatives that might put her career on the line. When one of her ops, Julia Rafael, was arrested for credit card fraud, she knew she was a risky hire when she'd turned her troubled life around. While she believed her innocence, she went investigating for the real thief. And then they've found a cache of illegal merchandise in her apartment. Now it was up to Sharon to clear her name and find out who set Julia up for the fall.
This was another terrific Sharon McCone mystery. I did feel bad for Julia, when she was a person of interest. But I was proud for Sharon to help her out and when Julia turned her life around with a clean slate. I loved the central San Francisco location for this particular storyline as well. This mystery would make you shake your head in disbelief and groan, while whistling in the end for a happy conclusion. Great drama, terrific suspense, and plenty of good action from start to finish.
Are you ready for the dangerous hour? If so, stay safe with a copy of your own today!
The Ever-Running Man from September 2008
In the 24th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, The Ever-Running Man, Sharon returned to tackle another tricky mystery case. Back in her stomping grounds of San Francisco, California, Hy's firm asked Sharon to track down the "ever-running man", a shadowy figure who leaves the scene of setting explosives at their headquartered offices. She didn't have to look for long, when he set one at their San Francisco office. She caught a glimpse of his retreating body. He seemed to be close to the firm and dangerous to where he became involved with. Now Sharon was forced to investigate Hy and his firm about their dark secrets, even the history of corruption might help save her life amongst others, and including her own.
This was another excellent Sharon McCone mystery, though I've skipped and haven't read the 22nd book in the series yet. Maybe someday I will. This was another gripping storyline that would take you breath away, too. I did feel worried about Sharon and Hy, when it hit really too close to home. I loved the central San Fran location for this storyline as well. Great drama, good action, and plenty of bone-chilling suspense to the end.
Will you catch up with the ever-running man? Pick up a copy today!
Burn Out from November 2008
In the 25th installment of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone PI series, Burn Out, Sharon returned to solve another gripping mystery. Traumatized from a life-and-death investigation, Sharon decided to flee to her ranch to ponder her future there. But haunting dreams of a Native American woman shadowed her days and night. She vowed not to investigate during her stay, she became drawn by her and her dysfunctional family. Murder and acts of violence lead her across the border to Nevada and to a ranch, where danger followed her closer and her future laid on the balance.
This was another gripping mystery in the Sharon McCone series. I continue to care about Sharon some more, when she experienced burn out in her PI career. I worried about her throughout the whole novel. This would make you think and second-guess everything in this mystery, too. I loved the dual locations of California and Nevada for this mystery as well. Great drama, good suspense and intrigue, and plenty of action to the end.
Have you experienced burn out? If not, give this one a try today!
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