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Marcia Muller


USA flag (b.1944)
Wife of Bill Pronzini

Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone series has been translated into eight languages and there are 2 million copies in print. Recipient of the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award, she lives in northern California. The Women's Press has 16 Marcia Muller titles in print, including Listen to the Silence, A Wild and Lonely Place and Ask the Cards a Question.
 

Awards: Shamus (2010), Anthony (1994)  see all

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery, Western, Horror
 
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Series
Sharon McCone
   1. Edwin of the Iron Shoes (1977)
   2. Ask the Cards A Question (1982)
   3. The Cheshire Cat's Eye (1983)
   4. Games to Keep the Dark Away (1984)
   5. Leave A Message for Willie (1984)
   5.5. Double (1984) (with Bill Pronzini)
   6. There's Nothing to Be Afraid of (1985)
   7. Eye of the Storm (1988)
   8. There's Something in A Sunday (1989)
   9. The Shape of Dread (1989)
   10. Trophies and Dead Things (1990)
   11. Where Echoes Live (1991)
   12. Pennies on A Dead Woman's Eyes (1992)
   13. Wolf in the Shadows (1993)
   14. Till the Butchers Cut Him Down (1994)
   15. A Wild and Lonely Place (1995)
   15.5. The McCone Files (1995)
   16. The Broken Promise Land (1996)
   17. Both Ends of the Night (1997)
   18. While Other People Sleep (1998)
   19. A Walk Through the Fire (1999)
   19.5. McCone and Friends (1999)
   20. Listen to the Silence (2000)
   21. Dead Midnight (2002)
   22. The Dangerous Hour (2004)
   23. Vanishing Point (2006)
   24. The Ever-Running Man (2007)
   25. Burn Out (2008)
   26. Locked in (2009)
   27. Coming Back (2010)
   28. City of Whispers (2011)
   29. Looking for Yesterday (2012)
   30. The Night Searchers (2014)
   30.4. Merrill-Go-Round (1981)
   30.5. Tell Me Who I Am (2016)
   31. Someone Always Knows (2016)
   31.5. Skeleton in the Closet (2012)
   32. The Color of Fear (2017)
   33. The Breakers (2018)
   34. Ice and Stone (2021)
   35. Circle in the Water (2024)
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Nameless Detective (with Bill Pronzini)
   13. Double (1984)
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Joanna Stark
   1. The Cavalier in White (1986)
   2. There Hangs the Knife (1988)
   3. Dark Star (1989)
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Cape Perdido
   1. Point Deception (2001)
   2. Cyanide Wells (2003)
   3. Cape Perdido (2005)
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Novels
   The Lighthouse (1987) (with Bill Pronzini)
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Collections
   Deceptions (1991)
   Criminal Intent: 1 (1993) (with Ed Gorman and Bill Pronzini)
   Time of the Wolves (2003)
   Somewhere in the City (2007)
   Crucifixion River (2007) (with Bill Pronzini)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Kindling Point (1984)
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Anthologies edited
   The Web She Weaves (1983) (with Bill Pronzini)
   Child's Ploy (1984) (with Bill Pronzini)
   Witches' Brew (1984) (with Bill Pronzini)
   Chapter and Hearse (1985) (with Bill Pronzini)
   Dark Lessons (1985) (with Bill Pronzini)
   She Won the West (1985) (with Bill Pronzini)
   Deadly Arts (1985) (with Bill Pronzini)
   Wickedest Show on Earth (1985) (with Bill Pronzini)
   Lady on the Case (1988) (with Bill Pronzini)
   Kill or Cure (1989) (with Bill Pronzini)
   Detective Duos (1997) (with Bill Pronzini)
   A Century of Mystery (1997) (with Bill Pronzini)
   Duo (1998) (with Bill Pronzini)
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Non fiction show
 
Books containing stories by Marcia Muller
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The Interrogator (2012)
And Other Criminally Good Fiction
edited by
Ed Gorman and Martin H Greenberg
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Live Noir or Die Trying (2010)
(Damn Near Dead, book 2)
edited by
Bill Crider

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Awards
2010 Shamus Award for Best PI Novel : Locked in
1994 Anthony Award for Best Novel : Wolf in the Shadows
1993 The Eye, the PWA's Lifetime Achievement award
1991 Shamus Award for Best PI Short Story : Final Resting Place

Award nominations
2010 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Locked in
2007 Shamus Award for Best PI Novel (nominee) : Vanishing Point
2001 Shamus Award for Best PI Novel (nominee) : Listen to the Silence
2001 Anthony Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Listen to the Silence
1996 Macavity Award for Best Novel (nominee) : A Wild and Lonely Place
1994 Shamus Award for Best PI Novel (nominee) : Wolf in the Shadows
1994 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Wolf in the Shadows
1994 Dilys Award for Best Book (nominee) : Wolf in the Shadows
1992 Shamus Award for Best PI Novel (nominee) : Where Echoes Live
1990 Shamus Award for Best PI Short Story (nominee) : Deadly Fantasies
1990 Shamus Award for Best PI Novel (nominee) : The Shape of Dread


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"Margaret Lucke is an exceptional writer."
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Family Business (2006)
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"LaPierre goes well beyond the bounds of the traditional mystery, examining one of today's most compelling issues ... quirky and likeable characters, well-drawn setting, and baffling plot ... excellent series."
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Zen Attitude (1998)
(Rei Shimura, book 2)
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