McCone and Friends Paperback – Nov 1999
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Muller has been writing about Sharon McCone since 1977. This collection of stories offers different views of one of the first female sleuths. McCone tells three of the stories herself, while her friends and colleagues narrate the others. Rae Kelleher, her associate investigator, presents two tales dealing with current social problems: immigrants working in sweatshops and troubled teenagers. Her nephew, Mick Savage, and her office manager, Ted Smally, provide a look at high-tech investigating and the Bay Area gay community. Sharon's lover, Hy Ripinsky, helps her celebrate a significant birthday in "Recycle." In all, this anthology of previously published--but never collected--stories demonstrates Muller's stature in the genre and McCone's versatility as a character. A valuable addition to mystery collections and a treat for fans. Barbara Bibel
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This collection of eight stories is something of a family reunion for the All Souls Legal Cooperative. Though three of the entries feature Mullers signature sleuth, Sharon McCone (A Walk Through the Fire, 1999, etc.), the spotlight is on McCones associates. Her nephew Mick Savage, her lover Hy Ripinsky, All Souls office manager Ted Smalleyall get cases of their own, and All Souls associate Rae Kelleher solves the headliner, the 1993 hardcover reprint The Wall, by noticing how troubled teen Adrian Conway decorated her bedroom wall before she disappeared. -- Copyright ©2000, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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In this collection of short stories we see another side of Sharon through her office manager, lover, hacker nephew and co-investigator. They share with us their own thoughts about working with Sharon. They also move beyond talking about "the boss" and reveal something about themselves and how they go about solving a mystery with or without "the boss". Each one has their own distinctive voice that gives you a different perspective on how the team operates.
Of course Sharon has her own story to tell. Sometimes she doesn't appreciate the "help" from an amateur sleuth such as her big brother but who can choose your relatives especially when they are "annoying" you about a case. You will be delighted in listening to these stories and sharing in the escapades of Sharon's loving team. A limited collection of short stories such as this is a great addition to your mystery library.
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