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    The Bughouse Affair (Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries) (Hardback) By (author) Marcia Muller, By (author) Bill Pronzini

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    DescriptionIn "The Bughouse Affair," this first of a new series of lighthearted historical mysteries set in 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. Sabina's case involves the hunt for a ruthless lady "dip" who uses fiendish means to relieve her victims of their valuables at Chutes Amusement Park and other crowded places. Quincannon, meanwhile, is after a slippery housebreaker who targets the homes of wealthy residents, following a trail that leads him from the infamous Barbary Coast to an oyster pirate's lair to a Tenderloin parlor house known as the Fiddle Dee Dee.The two cases eventually connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and assorted other felonies complicate matters even further. And not before the two sleuths are hindered, assisted, and exasperated by the bughouse Sherlock Holmes.Fans of Marcia's Muller's bestselling Sharon McCone novels and Bill Pronzini's Nameless Detective series will applaud this and future exploits from the annals of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services.


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    Title
    The Bughouse Affair
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcia Muller, By (author) Bill Pronzini
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 269
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780765331748
    ISBN 10: 0765331748
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11200
    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: B5
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN, CULT/WSTCST, GEOG/CALIFO
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NCALIF, LOCL/CASANF
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022060
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: FFH
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    B&T Approval Code: P26105906
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26106535
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.3.0.0
    LC classification: PS3563.U397 B84 2013
    Publisher
    FORGE
    Imprint name
    FORGE
    Publication date
    20 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Marcia Muller is the "New York Times "bestselling creator of private investigator Sharon McCone. The author of more than thirty-five novels, Muller received the MWA's Grand Master Award in 2005.Bill Pronzini, creator of the Nameless Detective, is a highly praised novelist, short story writer and anthologist. He received the Grand Master Award from the MWA in 2008, making Muller and Pronzini the only living couple to share the award.
    Review quote
    For "Double""Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini have brought together the distinctive personalities and differing investigative styles of their fictional snoops. The result is a team [Sharon McCone and the Nameless Detective] that is as memorable as Nick and Nora Charles.... When they combine forces, they double our pleasure." --" San Francisco""Chronicle ""Muller and Pronzini are a duo who make beautiful mystery music together." --Atlanta "Journal Constitution""A virtuoso performance by two virtuosos...." --Norfolk, Virginia "Pilot "