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The Spook Lights Affair

(2013)
(The second book in the Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery series)
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A debutante's missing body, murder most foul, and weird spectrallights in the fog make for a thrilling gas light-era tale of mystery and detection.

In 1895 San Francisco young debutantes don't commit suicide at festive parties, particularly not under the eye of Sabina Carpenter. But Virginia St. Ives evidently did, leaping from a foggy parapet in a shimmer of ghostly light. The seemingly impossible disappearance of her body creates an even more serious problem for the firm of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services.

Sabina didn't want to take the case, but her partner John Quincannon insisted it would serve as entree to the city's ultra rich and powerful. That means money, and Quincannon loves the almighty dollar - which is why he is hunting the bandit who robbed the Wells Fargo office of $35,000.

Working their separate cases - while Sabina holds Johnoff with one light hand - the detectives give readers a tour of the city the way it was. From the infamous Barbary Coast to the expensive tenderloin gaming houses and brothels frequented by wealthy men, Quincannon follows a danger-laden trail to unmask the murderous perpetrators of the robbery.

Meanwhile, Sabina works her wiles on friends and relatives of the vanished debutante until the pieces of her puzzle start falling into place. But it's an oddly disguised gent appearing out of nowhere who provides the final clue to both cases - the shrewd "crackbrain" who believes himself to be Sherlock Holmes.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Spook Lights Affair (A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery)
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-4104-6434-2 / 978-1-4104-6434-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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December 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7653-3175-6 / 978-0-7653-3175-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7653-3178-0 / 978-0-7653-3178-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Spook Lights Affair (Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries, Book 2)(LIBRARY EDITION)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
ISBN: 1-4829-4901-6 / 978-1-4829-4901-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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December 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery (Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries)
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-4829-4903-2 / 978-1-4829-4903-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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December 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery (Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries)
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-4829-4902-4 / 978-1-4829-4902-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 2
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 2
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 2
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 2
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Spook Lights Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Author(s): Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA