The Dangerous Ladies Affair

The Dangerous Ladies Affair

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Hired by a wealthy banker to undermine an extortionist who has threatened to reveal personal secrets unless he receives multiple grand sums, John Quincannon and Sabina Carpenter find the case turning deadly when a courier is found dead in a locked room.

McMillan Palgrave

For the firm of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, stopping extortionists is not only grand, but excitingly lucrative.

When a pleasant afternoon’s bicycling through Golden Gate Park with a friend ends with the revelation of threatening letters, followed by a gunshot in a mansion garden, Sabina Carpenter knows this is a case that demands her immediate and undivided attention.

The questions her partner John Quincannon has to unravel are not difficult: Wrixton, a wealthy banker, has met his extortionist's first demand, but the order to pay another $5,000 is too much to face. The banker’s real problem is something he doesn't want to reveal. That was fine with the detective, and when he was informed that some private letters were involved and Wrixton absolutely needed them back, there was nothing more Quincannon needed in the way of background. As with so many of San Francisco’s elite, the bedroom doors never seemed to stay shut.

That was the easy part; far more difficult was the matter of the dead courier, murdered most foully in a locked room within a locked room, creating a trail that will take John Quincannon through most of San Francisco’s less savory places and end with a riverboat trip that is anything but a relaxing cruise.

The Dangerous Ladies Affair is the next thrilling installment in this charming historical mystery series from MWA Grand Masters Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini.

The Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries:
#1 The Bughouse Affair
#2 The Spook Lights Affair
#3 The Body Snatchers Affair
#4 The Plague of Thieves Affair
#5 The Dangerous Ladies Affair
#6 The Bags of Tricks Affair

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Publisher: Tor Forge,, 2017
ISBN: 9781466876798
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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May 07, 2018

This is such an interesting cozy mystery series. The language is so lush with visual descriptions that lead the reader to feel what life was truly like during the time period of 1895, San Francisco.

Enjoy reading this tale as much for San Francisco historical flavor as for the mystery and fine writing.
John Quincannon finds himself on a precarious and stormy ferry ride, and Sabina seeks to protect her suffragette friend from imminent assassination. Women in bloomers ride bikes in Golden Gate Park, and high society's dirty secrets leak to the peril of many.

Kris--Point Roberts

Feb 04, 2017

(The fifth book in the Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery series)


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