Where Echoes Live (A Sharon McCone Mystery Book 11) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Where Echoes Live (Lib)(CD) Audio CD – Nov 2001


See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Audio CD
"Please retry"
CDN$ 197.47 CDN$ 46.12

Up to 90% Off Textbooks
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Books on Tape (November 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736680500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736680509
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

Incorporating current ecological concerns and a flavorsome Western setting, this 12th Sharon McCone story ( Trophies and Dead Things ) is top-notch. An investigator for the San Francisco-based All Souls Legal Coop, McCone is asked by former colleague and friend Anne-Marie Altman to look into the strange events taking place at Tufa Lake, modeled after Mono Lake in Yosemite. The Transpacific Corporation has bought the mineral rights to the lake, and the members of the California Coalition for Environmental Protection, for which Altman now works, believe the corporation plans to begin full-scale gold mining--which would endanger the area's fragile ecosystem as well as the historic buildings of a nearby ghost town. Meanwhile, the prospector who sold Transpacific the land is missing and Coalition cabins have been broken into. A murder and a kidnapping soon follow. McCone realizes that she must get to the bottom of the land deal before another killing occurs. Muller intertwines McCone's subliminal dissatisfaction with her current boyfriend and her mother's quest for a life of her own into this suspenseful and fully fashioned tale. Author tour.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Kirkus Reviews

Sharon McCone, investigator for San Francisco's All-Souls Legal Co-op (Eye of the Storm, etc., etc.), is trying to find out what's going on around the near-ghost town of Promiseville, once a center of gold mining in California's high desert. A renewed attempt at large-scale mining on land bought by the Japanese-based Transpacific Corporation has come to a complete halt. McCone's ex- colleague, Anne-Marie, heads a conservation group, along with attractive Hy Ripinsky and wimpy Ned Sanderman, that's worried about the real intentions of Transpacific. Then there are the seeming disappearance of old-timer Earl Hopwood, who'd sold his land to the corporation, and the questions of Earl's connection to Mick Erickson, another seller--a connection that surfaces after Erickson's found shot to death. Lots of questions--and none better than McCone at ferreting out answers, despite troubles with lover George, her suddenly liberated mother, and much uneasy self- analysis. Well-done wilderness background, a few mildly intriguing characters, and a terse showdown are the best things in a rambling story that lacks the pithiness and pace of the author's best work. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
Tufa Lake lies in the high desert of northeastern California, only miles from the Nevada border. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: Mass Market Paperback
Private Investigator Sharon McCone joins her friend Anne-Marie from the All Souls' Legal Cooperative to find out what is going on at Tufa Lake, California. There is a tug of war between a company that wishes to resume mining operations at the lake, and the local environmentalists. It is thought by the latter group that commercial mining would destroy the ecology of the area. As a result of the disagreemnt, there are break-ins, and eventually a murder. McCone investigates the people connected with both sides, and has a hard time differentiating the good guys from the bad guys. This book rambles a bit and is not as tightly written as most of Muller's books. Still, the descriptions are wonderful and Sharon's lovelife evolves as a result of her acquaintance with a new man she meets during her investigation.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By AntiochAndy on Aug. 13 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is not one of Ms. Mullers' best stories. I've actually been through the Mono Lake area and Bridgeport. I even visited Bodie once. Muller has a good feel for the locale. On the other hand, the plot here is a bit straightforward, and the evil Transpacific Corp. is trite. I found the "explosive" ending rather unsatisfying, as well. Again, this isn't a bad book. I have enjoyed all of the Sharon McCone mysteries that I've read so far. But this one is not quite as good as some of the others. My average rating for these stories is 4 stars. Within that context I put this one at 4-. A bit below average but still worth the time. Fans will appreciate the update on the lives of several familiar characters.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It was interesting to see where Hy Ripinski came in. The descriptions of the area are fantastic. It's also nice to see all her side characters remain. The ending is explosive. You find yourself wanting to meet the characters. The references to the past couple of books make you want to go backwards and read them all. One of her best.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 11 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Not the best in the series Aug. 12 2002
By Karen Potts - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Private Investigator Sharon McCone joins her friend Anne-Marie from the All Souls' Legal Cooperative to find out what is going on at Tufa Lake, California. There is a tug of war between a company that wishes to resume mining operations at the lake, and the local environmentalists. It is thought by the latter group that commercial mining would destroy the ecology of the area. As a result of the disagreemnt, there are break-ins, and eventually a murder. McCone investigates the people connected with both sides, and has a hard time differentiating the good guys from the bad guys. This book rambles a bit and is not as tightly written as most of Muller's books. Still, the descriptions are wonderful and Sharon's lovelife evolves as a result of her acquaintance with a new man she meets during her investigation.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Silence of Echoes Feb. 20 2010
By Nash Black - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Marcia Muller's WHERE ECHOES LIVE is a transition novel as Sharon McCone edges her way into a new romance and life while the shades of the past still haunt her. It is not the best of Muller's work, but it sets up the series to be one of the strongest in female crime fiction.
An abandon gold mine, a deranged owner, desert rats who eke a living from the over worked streams of California are pitted against the dregs of a dying ecosystem with Sharon poised to wield the sword of justice.
A good read on a cold day, when nothing much else is happening.
Nash Black, author of SINS OF THE FATHERS.
Too Many Echoes? Aug. 13 2000
By AntiochAndy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is not one of Ms. Mullers' best stories. I've actually been through the Mono Lake area and Bridgeport. I even visited Bodie once. Muller has a good feel for the locale. On the other hand, the plot here is a bit straightforward, and the evil Transpacific Corp. is trite. I found the "explosive" ending rather unsatisfying, as well. Again, this isn't a bad book. I have enjoyed all of the Sharon McCone mysteries that I've read so far. But this one is not quite as good as some of the others. My average rating for these stories is 4 stars. Within that context I put this one at 4-. A bit below average but still worth the time. Fans will appreciate the update on the lives of several familiar characters.
Muller gets better with every book. Aug. 12 2014
By farmeed - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I first encountered Marcia Muller's work when I began reading the more recent Sharon McCone mysteries. This book takes the reader quite a while back in her career. While it is interesting to read about how Sharon met Hy, the attraction between them is not well developed: they don't seem to have much "chemistry" together. I think the more recent mysteries are better written in terms of plot and character development--but still this is a book worth reading.
Marcia has McCone at her best. Oct. 4 2014
By Peter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I continue to read Marcia’s novels in sequence. “Where Echoes Live” offers an interesting and lively plot that takes place in an area of California that most people know little or nothing about. McCone sorts out the bad guys from a long list of possible candidates.

Marcia’s work just keeps getting better and better, as do the insights into life’s joys and tribulations she shares with her fans

Look for similar items by category


Feedback