The Breakers

By Marcia Muller
Read by Elizabeth Evans

The Sharon McCone Mysteries: Book 34

6.08 Hours 08/14/2018 unabridged
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Sharon McCone returns in New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller’s thrilling new mystery. On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn’t been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her? Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Once it was a nightclub and bar, she learns, and a favorite destination for the city’s elite during Prohibition. But there’s something sinister about the space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac and Zebra killers of the 1970s. Charles Manson and his girls. Scott Peterson, who killed his pregnant wife, Laci, and dumped her body into the Bay on Christmas Eve. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now? New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller is at her page-turning best in The Breakers, as she digs into a particularly disturbing corner of San Francisco’s history—one that Sharon McCone may not escape alive.

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Summary

Summary

Sharon McCone returns in New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller’s thrilling new mystery.

On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn’t been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her?

Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Once it was a nightclub and bar, she learns, and a favorite destination for the city’s elite during Prohibition. But there’s something sinister about the space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac and Zebra killers of the 1970s. Charles Manson and his girls. Scott Peterson, who killed his pregnant wife, Laci, and dumped her body into the Bay on Christmas Eve. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now?

New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller is at her page-turning best in The Breakers, as she digs into a particularly disturbing corner of San Francisco’s history—one that Sharon McCone may not escape alive.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Marcia Muller was among the first to send a female private detective down the mean streets of modern American crime fiction when Sharon McCone, Muller’s San Francisco sleuth, solved her first case in 1977, doing investigative work for the All Souls Legal Cooperative. More than thirty books into the series, McCone is still on the job, now working for her own firm. The Breakers finds her down by Ocean Beach, looking for Michelle (Chelle) Curley, who restores old houses and hasn’t been seen since she entered her latest project, a bedraggled 1903 mansion known as the Breakers. McCone methodically inspects the entire house, hesitating only when she comes upon a pictorial rogues gallery of California serial killers enshrined in the attic. Although this macabre exhibition doesn’t cause McCone to alter her coolly professional narrative voice, it makes her wonder about the note Chelle left behind: ‘I’ve got a right to disappear.’” New York Times Book Review
“Her stories crackle like few others on the mystery landscape.” San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, praise for the author

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Author Bio: Marcia Muller

Marcia Muller is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the critically acclaimed series starring private investigator Sharon McCone. With more than thirty-five novels to her credit, Muller has received the 2005 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, a Ridley Award, an American Mystery Award, and the Anthony Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English