Carpenter and Quincannon #7
On Sale: January 15, 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
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The Flimflam Affair is the latest charming
historical mystery in Mystery Writers of America Grand
Master Bill Pronzini's detective series.
Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services is
a fixture in San Francisco at the dawn of a new century.
While the future is unclear, Sabina and John know one thing
for certain; they will protect their clients from
flimflammers, thieves, and murderers, and do whatever it
takes to run these dregs of society into the arms of the law.
Sometimes, that requires a subtle touch. Professor A.
Vargas, self-styled medium extraordinaire, and his partner
Annabelle, use guile and trickery to swindle bereaved men
and women eager to contact the spirits of deceased loved
ones. John and Sabina must not only unmask these charlatans,
but also solve the riddle of an impossible murder in the
midst of a sĂ©ance.
Other cases involve brute force and personal danger. Such as
the theft of a burglarproof safe mysteriously emptied of
gold bullion. And Johnâ€™s pursuit of a ruthless gang of
counterfeiters, whose leader appears to be a man from Johnâ€™s
past in the Secret Serviceâ€”a man thought long dead.
Adding spice to these exploits is Sabina and Johnâ€™s personal
relationship, which is rapidly progressing to an exciting
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