The Dangerous Ladies Affair

The Dangerous Ladies Affair

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"For the firm of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, stopping extortionists is not only grand, but excitingly lucrative. A pleasant afternoon's bicycling through Golden Gate Park with a friend ends with the revelation of threatening letters, followed by a gunshot in a mansion garden. Sabina Carpenter knows this is a case that demands her immediate and undivided attention.The questions her partner John Quincannon has to unravel are not difficult: Wrixton, a wealthy banker, has met his extortionist's first demand, but the order to pay another $5,000 is too much to face. The banker's real problem is something he doesn't want to reveal. That's fine with the detective--all he needs to know is that some private letters are involved and Wrixton absolutely wants them back. As with so many of San Francisco's elite, the bedroom doors never seemed to stay shut. Far more difficult is the matter of the dead courier, murdered most foully in a locked room within a locked room, creating a trail that will take John Quincannon through most of San Francisco's less savory places and end with a riverboat trip that is anything but a relaxing cruise."--
Publisher: New York : Forge, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780765381057
0765381052
Branch Call Number: Muller, M
MULLER M
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Pronzini, Bill - Author

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IrishMoon
May 07, 2018

This is such an interesting cozy mystery series. The language is so lush with visual descriptions that lead the reader to feel what life was truly like during the time period of 1895, San Francisco.

Enjoy reading this tale as much for San Francisco historical flavor as for the mystery and fine writing.
John Quincannon finds himself on a precarious and stormy ferry ride, and Sabina seeks to protect her suffragette friend from imminent assassination. Women in bloomers ride bikes in Golden Gate Park, and high society's dirty secrets leak to the peril of many.

Kris--Point Roberts

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maipenrai
Feb 04, 2017

(The fifth book in the Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery series)

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