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Trophies and Dead Things by Marcia Muller
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Trophies and Dead Things (original 1990; edition 1990)

by Marcia Muller (Author)

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Title:Trophies and Dead Things
Authors:Marcia Muller (Author)
Info:Mysterious Pr (1990), Edition: 1st, 266 pages
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Quite good in a style that many Ross Macdonald fans would recognize and enjoy. McCone pursues a simple assignment; find the heirs of a recent victim of an apparently random serial murder. This quest lifts the lid off a tangle of relationships going back to Vietnam and the Berkeley antiwar movement. The cast is spread all over the Bay Area from SF's more squalid and even affluent neigborhoods through the East Bay into rural West Marin. Dogged as ever, McCone is stunned when All Souls founder Hank is gunned down while she is guarding him. Lots of introspection abounds throughout the book which adds to and someines stifles the atmosphere as well as slow the story. The complex plot requires multiple solutions but it does come together fo a final, ifr not, comfortable resolution. ( )
  jamespurcell | Mar 26, 2015 |
Meh. It was OK, but I won't go out of my way to read it again. The plot was too convoluted and there was a weird transition thing on the relationships that made it really difficult to follow at times (without having read all the prior books). Again, not one of her best. ( )
  AliceAnna | Aug 31, 2014 |
View back to the 1960's in SF.
  cawillie53 | Mar 21, 2010 |
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When a client of hers is murdered, detective Sharon McCone discovers that the dead man had disinherited his children and left his estate to four strangers, all with ties to a distant crime. Reissue. NYT.

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When a former sixties radical is murdered during a string of random sniper attacks, the All Souls Legal Cooperative must settle his surprisingly large estate. Then private investigator Sharon McCone comes across a new will, made just days before he died, that disinherits his two children in favor of four unknown and unconnected parties. McCone sifts through Perry Hilderly's belongings, but finds little to explain this puzzling change - until she uncovers a .357 with the serial number burned off. As McCone tracks down the new beneficiaries she discover that the shootings aren't so random after all and that the dead man isn't the only one with a lurid past. To link the heirs to the killings, she must follow a treacherous trail of evidence that travels from the Vietnam years to the present. But along the way the elusive sniper waits in a homicidal rage and takes aim - this time at All Souls and Sharon McCone.… (more)

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