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The Plague of Thieves Affair

(2016)
(The fourth book in the Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery series)
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Can the true identity of the Sherlock Holmes imposter be revealed at last?

Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon are no stranger to mysteries. In the five years since they opened Carpenter and Quinncannon, Professional Detective Services, they have solved dozens, but one has eluded even them: Sherlock Holmes or, rather, the madman claiming his identity who keeps showing up with a frustrating - though admittedly useful - knack for solving difficult cases. Roland W. Fairchild, recently arrived from Chicago, claims the man is his first cousin, Charles P. Fairchild III. Now, with his father dead, Charles stands to inherit an estate of over $3 million - if Sabina can find him and if he can be proved sane. Sabina is uncertain of Roland's motives but agrees to take the case.

John, meanwhile, has been hired by the owner of the Golden State brewery to investigate the "accidental" death of the head brewmaster, who drowned in a vat of his own beer. When a second murder occurs and the murderer escapes from under his nose, John sets out to find the trail of the criminals - and to ensure he keeps his reputation for catching them. But while John is certain he can catch his quarry, Sabina is less certain whether she even wants to catch hers. Holmes has been frustrating but useful and even kind. She is quite certain he is mad but quite uncertain what will happen when he is confronted with the truth. Does every mystery need to be solved?

Genre: Historical Mystery

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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Plague of Thieves Affair (A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery)
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-4104-8722-9 / 978-1-4104-8722-3 (USA edition)
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January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Plague of Thieves Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7653-8104-4 / 978-0-7653-8104-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Plague of Thieves Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery (The Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries)
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-72133-173-5 / 978-1-72133-173-4
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Plague of Thieves Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery (Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries, Book 4)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
ISBN: 1-5046-6091-9 / 978-1-5046-6091-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Plague of Thieves Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery (Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries)
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-5046-6089-7 / 978-1-5046-6089-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Plague of Thieves Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery (Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries, Book 4)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
ISBN: 1-5046-6090-0 / 978-1-5046-6090-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Plague of Thieves Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Plague of Thieves Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Plague of Thieves Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Plague of Thieves Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon CA