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Marcia Muller

Forfatter af Edwin of the Iron Shoes

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Marcia Muller, novelist, short-story writer and anthologist, was born in Detroit in 1944. She attended the University of Michigan, where she studied writing. Edwin of the Iron Shoes (1977) was her first book featuring Sharon McCone, a female private eye strong enough to compete in the vis mere male-dominated crime genre. In 1993, Muller was given the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award, and the following year her novel Wolf in the Shadows won the Anthony Boucher Award and was nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Crime Novel. Muller is the co-author of the Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery series with Bill Pronzini. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Serier

Værker af Marcia Muller

Edwin of the Iron Shoes (1977) 567 eksemplarer
While Other People Sleep (1998) 405 eksemplarer
Ulven i skyggerne (1993) 403 eksemplarer
Ask the Cards a Question (1982) 400 eksemplarer
Till the Butchers Cut Him Down (1994) 386 eksemplarer
Vanishing Point (2006) 381 eksemplarer
A Wild and Lonely Place (1995) 378 eksemplarer
The Dangerous Hour (2004) 373 eksemplarer
Mønter på den dødes øjne (1992) 365 eksemplarer
The Broken Promise Land (1996) 361 eksemplarer
Listen to the Silence (2000) 360 eksemplarer
The Ever-Running Man (2007) 358 eksemplarer
Dead Midnight (2002) 354 eksemplarer
Rædslens skygge (1989) 353 eksemplarer
A Walk Through the Fire (1999) 353 eksemplarer
The Cheshire Cat's Eye (1983) 343 eksemplarer
Trofæer og døde ting (1990) 342 eksemplarer
Games to Keep the Dark Away (1984) 334 eksemplarer
There's Something in a Sunday (1989) 325 eksemplarer
Both Ends of the Night (1997) 324 eksemplarer
Where Echoes Live (1991) 324 eksemplarer
Eye of the Storm (1988) 322 eksemplarer
Burn Out (2008) 321 eksemplarer
Locked In (2009) 313 eksemplarer
Mord ved Point Deception (2001) 310 eksemplarer
Leave a Message for Willie (1984) 291 eksemplarer
There's Nothing to be Afraid Of (1985) 280 eksemplarer
Mysteriet i Cyanide Wells (2003) 258 eksemplarer
Coming Back (2010) 249 eksemplarer
City of Whispers (2011) 231 eksemplarer
Cape Perdido (2005) 205 eksemplarer
The Bughouse Affair (2013) 184 eksemplarer
Double (1984) 176 eksemplarer
Looking for Yesterday (2012) 174 eksemplarer
The Color of Fear (2017) 142 eksemplarer
The Night Searchers (2014) 139 eksemplarer
Beyond the Grave (1986) 128 eksemplarer
Someone Always Knows (2015) 127 eksemplarer
The Tree of Death (1983) 124 eksemplarer
The Breakers (2018) 102 eksemplarer
The Cavalier in White (1986) 101 eksemplarer
Ice and Stone (2021) 100 eksemplarer
Dark Star (1989) 94 eksemplarer
The Legend of the Slain Soldiers (1985) 93 eksemplarer
Crucifixion River (2007) 89 eksemplarer
The Spook Lights Affair (2013) 81 eksemplarer
There Hangs the Knife (1988) 78 eksemplarer
Lady on the Case: 22 Female Detective Stories (1988) — Redaktør — 76 eksemplarer
The Body Snatchers Affair (2015) 66 eksemplarer
The McCone Files (1995) 65 eksemplarer
McCone and Friends (2000) 62 eksemplarer
The Plague of Thieves Affair (2016) 59 eksemplarer
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Editor & Contributor — 57 eksemplarer
The Dangerous Ladies Affair (2017) 54 eksemplarer
Detective Duos (1997) — Editor & Contributor — 52 eksemplarer
Chapter and Hearse: Suspense Stories about the World of Books (1985) — Redaktør — 49 eksemplarer
Skeleton in the Closet (2012) 36 eksemplarer
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
Circle in the Water (2024) 30 eksemplarer
Kill or Cure (1985) — Redaktør — 17 eksemplarer
Tell Me Who I Am (2016) 15 eksemplarer
Duo (1998) 14 eksemplarer
She Won the West (1985) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Witches' Brew: Horror and Supernatural Stories by Women (1984) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
The Deadly Arts: A Collection of Artful Suspense (1985) — Redaktør — 9 eksemplarer
Dark Lessons: Crime and Detection on Campus (1984) — Redaktør — 8 eksemplarer
The Wickedest Show on Earth: A Carnival of Circus Suspense (1985) — Redaktør — 8 eksemplarer
Merrill-Go-Round (2014) 8 eksemplarer
All the Lonely People & Stakeout (1996) 5 eksemplarer
Season of Sharing (2001) 5 eksemplarer
Child's Ploy (1984) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Criminal Intent 1 (1993) 4 eksemplarer
Mystery for Short: Short Story Collections (1999) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Knives at Midnight: Real Life (1997) 3 eksemplarer
The Lost Coast 3 eksemplarer
Kindling Point (2014) 3 eksemplarer
The Broken Men 2 eksemplarer
Cache and Carry 2 eksemplarer
Benny's Space 1 eksemplar
Prokleté údolí (2007) 1 eksemplar
Spook Lights Affair — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar
Burned Out 1 eksemplar
Morde auf Rezept (1989) 1 eksemplar
De bric et de broc (1986) 1 eksemplar
Walk Through Fire 1 eksemplar
Sharon McCone 1 eksemplar
Dairy Queen 1 eksemplar
Up at the riverside 1 eksemplar
.38 Special (1989) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

A Woman's Eye (1991) — Bidragyder — 275 eksemplarer
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (2000) — Bidragyder — 268 eksemplarer
Mistletoe Mysteries (1989) — Bidragyder — 238 eksemplarer
The Mysterious West (1994) — Bidragyder — 235 eksemplarer
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (1993) — Bidragyder — 214 eksemplarer
Women on the Case (1996) — Bidragyder — 212 eksemplarer
I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of the Great Writers (1994) — Bidragyder — 181 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 181 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories (1988) — Bidragyder — 164 eksemplarer
Two of the Deadliest (2009) — Bidragyder — 158 eksemplarer
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Bidragyder — 155 eksemplarer
Women Sleuths (1985) — Bidragyder — 131 eksemplarer
Sisters in Crime (1990) — Bidragyder — 125 eksemplarer
Sisters in Crime 4 (1991) — Bidragyder — 105 eksemplarer
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
Sisters in Crime 2 (1990) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Bidragyder — 95 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer
Deadly Housewives (2006) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Action (2001) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
First Cases: First Appearances of Classic Private Eyes (1996) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Erklæret skyldig (1996) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
Women on the Edge (1992) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Murder for Halloween: Tales of Suspense (1994) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics (2009) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
Irreconcilable Differences (1999) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
The Eyes Still Have It: The Shamus Award-Winning Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Deadly Allies II (1994) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Women of Mystery - Book 3 (1998) 24 eksemplarer
Lethal Ladies (1996) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Great detective stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Small Felonies: Fifty Mystery Short Shorts (1988) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Till Death Do Us Part (1997) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Lethal Ladies II (1998) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Specter! A Chrestomathy of Spookery (1982) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying (2010) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Crime After Crime (1998) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Cages (1995) — Efterskrift, nogle udgaver13 eksemplarer
Home Sweet Homicide (1991) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
The Ethnic Detectives: Masterpieces of Mystery Fiction (1985) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Prime Suspects (1987) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Unbridled Spirits: Short Fiction about Women in the Old West (1994) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction (1985) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Crimes of Passion: Twenty-Three Tales of Love and Hate (1993) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1990 (1990) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Murder to Go (1993) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Vrouwen onder hoogspanning (1995) 2 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1944-09-28
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Bopæl
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birmingham, Michigan, USA
Sonoma County, California, USA
Uddannelse
University of Michigan (BA|English)
Erhverv
journalist
novelist
Relationer
Pronzini, Bill (husband)
Organisationer
Sunset Magazine
Priser og hædersbevisninger
MWA Grand Master (2005)
Shamus Award (The Eye for Lifetime Achievement, 1993)
Kort biografi
Marcia Muller (born September 28, 1944) is an American author of fictional mystery and thriller novels.

Muller has written 26 novels featuring her Sharon McCone female private detective character. Vanishing Point, won the Shamus Award for Best P.I. Novel. Muller had been nominated for the Shamus Award four times previously.

In 2005, Muller was awarded the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master award. Previous winners of the award included Alfred Hitchcock (1973) and Agathe Christie (1955).

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Circle in the Water: A Sharon McCone Mystery by Marcia Muller finds Sharon working a complicated case involving private street ownership. In San Franciso, there are more than 200 streets that are owned by private individuals or entities. As these streets are not city property, they are lucrative targets for land speculators and others.

As the book opens, it is almost midnight Halloween, and Sharon McCone is on a stake out. Being a co-owner of the agency with her husband, Hy Ripinsky, who is currently overseas, she is out in the rain so that she does not have to fool with trick-or-treaters and somebody else does not miss a party or spending time with their kids this dark night. The rain fits her mood. One that she has been in for months now. A mood that she can’t really explain to herself or others that have noticed.

She is on Rowan Court trying to prevent another vandalism attack. McCone & Ripinsky International has been hired by the wealthy homeowners on the street to stop a rash of vandalism that has been happening to their homes and vehicles. Not just stop it, but identify the culprits and why they are doing it. One of their members has been reaching out to other folks and have discovered that this sort of thing is happening on other private streets, rich and poor, across the city.

Soon McCone finds things are linked across various neighborhoods. Events start to move forward and become deadly.

Circle in the Water: A Sharon McCone Mystery is a complicated and often slow-moving read. At least a third of the book, if not more, consists of reminisces of previous cases and things that happened to McCone, Hy, and many others in the past, and an acknowledgment and recognition of how far all those involved have come in the here and now. Even if one had not seen the guest post by the author at SleuthSayers announcing this book is the end of the series, it is clear with the way the book unfolds for the reader.

It is also a good read. The case is complicated and chugs along at a semi steady pace between the many memories of the past. Circle in the Water: A Sharon McCone Mystery ends the series well.

My ARC reading copy came from the publisher, Grand Central Publishing, via NetGalley with no expectation of a review.

Kevin R. Tipple ©2024
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kevinrtipple | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 28, 2024 |
I should have read earlier books in the series, rather than starting with this one. I was not familiar with the characters, so didn't really feel as connected as if I read the series regularly. Plot was okay, but this was my second mystery with a character who couldn't communicate, so the novelty was not enough
 
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cspiwak | 16 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |
Years ago, I read the Sharon McCone mysteries regularly. She was one of the first fictional tough female PIs. Then school, work, life interfered and I got away from reading them. It’s been a while since I picked one up and Sharon has come a long way from her first book in 1977 when she was a San Francisco PI, on staff at a legal cooperative. She is married and in partnership with her husband, has her own agency with staff and resources, including a plane. There are 30 books in the series.

In this case, there has been vandalism on some of the privately owned streets (who knew some were privately owned?) in the city and Sharon has been hired to find the culprit. Her investigation puts her in danger as she doggedly pursues the truth

Not a heart racing thriller, this is more a solid mystery procedural. It is a fast read and taps into some of the present difficulties in SF with housing prices and homelessness.

Thanks to @netgalley and #grandcentralpublishing for the DRC.
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vkmarco | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 28, 2024 |
Another solid effort from Marcia Muller. This one revolves around flying and aviation and Hy is present for a lot of the action. Maybe McCone is finally learning that she can't do it all on her own.
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AliceAnna | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 31, 2023 |

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