The Night Searcher
by Marcia Muller

On Sale July 1, 2014

When new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to Sharon McCone with Camilla's stories of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, the detective is skeptical, to say the least. However, when she discovers that Jay is involved with the treasure hunting group The Night Searchers, she starts looking into what exactly he and the other participants are up to after dark. As she digs deeper into the Searchers, Sharon joins their ranks in order to find out more-while someone is searching for her.

The Spook Lights Affair
by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

On Sale December 3, 2013

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.

The Bughouse Affair
by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

Now in Paperback

The Bughouse Affair, this first of a new series of lighthearted historical mysteries set in 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations.

Looking for Yesterday

Three years ago, Caro Warrick was acquitted for the murder of her best friend Amelia Bettencourt, but the lingering doubts of everyone around Caro is affecting her life. Sharon McCone is confident that she can succeed where other detectives have failed (though at times it's hard to shake her own misgivings about what happened), but when Caro is brutally beaten right at Sharon's doorstep, the investigation takes on a whole new course. How many more people remain at risk until Amelia's murderer is finally caught?

City of Whispers

Private eye Sharon McCone receives an e-mail asking for help from her emotionally disturbed half brother Darcy Blackhawk. She replies... but gets no response. As Sharon digs deeper, she discovers that Darcy sent his message from an Internet café in San Francisco, a city he's never been to before. Sensing that her brother is in terrible danger, Sharon begins a search for him throughout the city.

Coming Back
Now In Paperback

In Locked In, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone was shot in the head and suffered from locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but with an alert, conscious mind. Now, as Sharon struggles to regain control over her body, she wants everything to go back to normal, but realizes that it may not be possible to return to her old life. Meanwhile, Sharon's relationships are suffering. Her husband is impatient with her refusal to accept help and some of her colleagues doubt her abilities after the accident.

Locked In
Now In Paperback

LOCKED IN opens with a startling first chapter. As Sharon McCone returns to her office at night on a deserted fog-bound pier, she is shot by an unknown assailant. Waking in the hospital she finds she is suffering from locked in syndrome: trapped in her body, unable to speak or move (except for her eyelids) but with an alert, conscious mind. As her husband, Hy Ripinsky, and the operatives of her detective agency fan out to discover who attacked Sharon, she struggles to break free of her body’s prison. Several murders will occur before the case draws to its shocking conclusion.

Burn Out
Now in Paperback

Intrepid P.I. Sharon McCone returns—as you’ve never seen her before—in a spellbinding new novel set in California’s high-desert country.

The Ever-Running Man
Now in Paperback

Sharon McCone is hired by her husband's security firm to track down 'the ever-running man,' a shadowy figure who has been leaving explosive devices at their various offices. She doesn't have to search for long. When McCone narrowly escapes an explosion at the security firm's San Francisco offices, she catches a glimpse of his retreating figure.

The ever-running man is dangerously close-and anyone connected to the firm seems to be within his deadly range. To complicate matters, McCone is forced to question her intensely private husband, Hy, about his involvement in some of the firm's dark secrets. The history of corruption may jeopardize their marriage, but uncovering the secrets of the firm may be the only way she can save her husband's life, and her own.

Vanishing Point
Now in Paperback

Sharon McCone's 24th adventure, begins just after she and her longtime lover Hy Ripinsky have finally tied the knot. But there isn't much time for celebration. At a family reception she agrees to investigate the disappearance, 22 years before, of Laurel Greenwood, an artist and housewife who inexplicably vanished leaving behind two young daughters and a husband.

Cape Perdido
Now in Paperback

Marcia Muller, bestselling author of the acclaimed series starring San Francisco P.I. Sharon McCone, returns to the remote northern California coast of Point Deception and Cyanide Wells with an exciting new novel. A riveting mystery full of atmosphere and suspense, this tale explores the dark heart of a small town where passion-and murder-runs as deep as the river that flows through it... CAPE PERDIDO

The Dangerous Hour

Marcia Muller’s beloved heroine Sharon McCone is back to investigate a personal betrayal by one of her operatives that has put her business and reputation on the line.

Cyanide Wells
In Point Deception, Marcia Muller departed from her award-winning series starring San Francisco P.I. Sharon McCone with a tale set on the wild and untamed coast of northern California. Now Muller returns to Soledad County to explore the ways in which people and passions twist, turn, and kill....

Dead Midnight
Stretching flat across the water, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is a popular spot...for jumpers. Roger Nagasawa, a brilliant employee at a popular Internet magazine, is its latest "suicide" and veteran P. I. Sharon McCone's new case. But instead of getting closure for his family, McCone uncovers more questions than answers: Roger's stark apartment...his aloof parents, who had wanted an investigation and now refuse to talk…a cutthroat workplace...a cache of secrets in a shady waterfront deal. It's a puzzle within a puzzle with a deadly game at its heart. For the elusive, twisted trail is about to circle back into Sharon McCone's own life-and bring the danger home.

Point Deception
The young woman stranded on the coastal highway was pretty in a way that spelled trouble. A few days later Rhoda Swift, sheriff's deputy in California's Soledad County, regrets she didn't stop to help her...for the girl's murdered body washes in with the tide near Point Deception—a spot haunted by the unsolved massacre of two families from thirteen years ago. Now the community's fears are suddenly resurrected with a vengeance. And when Rhoda investigates the crime with Guy Newberry, a New York journalist with dark secrets of his own, a shocking truth will test how far she is willing to go for justice.

Listen to the Silence
News of her father's death sends San Francisco P.I. Sharon McCone rushing to her family home. While going through his personal effects, McCone comes upon a shocking document, one that raises questions about her birth. The stunned, strong-willed investigator embarks on a search for the answers, yet from Montana's Flathead Reservation to a remote county in northern California, all she finds is an impregnable wall of lies and evasion-erected by the very people she loved. Now picking up the remnants of her shattered reality, McCone must solve the greatest mystery of her life-who she really is. But the trail for the absolute truth will lead her to the darkest secrets close to her heart—and a desperate killer who wants to silence her for good.

A Walk Through the Fire
Accidents are plaguing a documentary film crew on breathtakingly beautiful Kauai. Can San Francisco P.I. Sharon McCone ferret out possible sabotage behind the scenes? The job sounds like a breeze--McCone envisions romantic, tropical nights with her lover, Hy Ripinsky. Instead, she finds a troubled paradise with rising tensions between native and non-native Hawaiians, a film going south fast, and a macabre ritual death. Then a mysterious local pilot rattles her commitment to Hy, and soon McCone is in danger herself...caught in the place Hawaiians call "ahi wela maka'u," the place between fire love and fire terror, the place where even a seasoned private eye can get burned.

Compelete Marcia Muller Bibliography

  • Burn Out (Sharon McCone) - 2008

  • The Ever-Running Man (Sharon McCone) - 2007

  • Vanishing Point (Sharon McCone) - 2006

  • Cape Perdido (Sharon McCone) - 2005

  • The Dangerous Hour (Sharon McCone) - 2004

  • Cyanide Wells (Soledad County) - 2003

  • Dead Midnight (Sharon McCone) - 2002

  • Point Deception (Soledad County) - 2001

  • Listen to the Silence (Sharon McCone) - 2000

  • A Walk Through the Fire (Sharon McCone) - 1999

  • While Other People Sleep (Sharon McCone) - 1998

  • Both Ends of the Night (Sharon McCone) - 1997

  • The Broken Promise Land (Sharon McCone) - 1996

  • A Wild and Lonely Place (Sharon McCone) - 1995

  • Till the Butchers Cut Him Down (Sharon McCone) - 1994

  • Wolf in the Shadows (Sharon McCone) - 1993

  • Pennies on a Dead Woman's Eyes (Sharon McCone) - 1992

  • Where Echoes Live (Sharon McCone) - 1991

  • Trophies and Dead Things (Sharon McCone) - 1990

  • The Shape of Dread (Sharon McCone) - 1989

  • Dark Star (Joanna Stark) - 1989

  • There's Something in a Sunday (Sharon McCone) - 1989

  • There Hangs the Knife (Joanna Stark) - 1988

  • Eye of the Storm (Sharon McCone) - 1988

  • The Lighthouse (with Bill Pronzini--nonseries) - 1987

  • Beyond the Grave (with Bill Pronzini--Elena Oliverez and Pronzini's John Quincannon) - 1986

  • The Cavalier In White (Joanna Stark) - 1986

  • There's Nothing to Be Afraid Of (Sharon McCone) - 1985

  • The Legend of the Slain Soldiers (Elena Oliverez) - 1985

  • Double (with Bill Pronzini--Sharon McCone and Pronzini's "Nameless Detective") - 1984

  • Leave a Message for Willie (Sharon McCone) - 1984

  • Games to Keep the Dark Away (Sharon McCone) - 1984

  • The Tree of Death (Elena Oliverez) - 1983

  • The Cheshire Cat's Eye (Sharon McCone) - 1983

  • Ask the Cards a Question (Sharon McCone) - 1982

  • Edwin of the Iron Shoes (Sharon McCone) - 1977

Short Story Collections
  • Deceptions -1991

  • The McCone Files -1995

  • Duo (with Bill Pronzini) -1998

  • McCone and Friends -2000

  • Time of the Wolves -- Western Stories -2003

  • Somewhere in the City - 2007

  • Crucifixion River with Bill Pronzini - 2007

  • 1001 Midnights
    An Aficianado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction (with Bill Pronzini) - 1986

  • The Web She Weaves
    An Anthology of Mystery & Suspense Stories by Women (with Bill Pronzini) -1983

  • Witches Brew
    Horror and Supernatural Stories by Women (with Bill Pronzini) -1984

  • Child's Ploy
    An Anthology of Mystery and Suspense Stories (with Bill Pronzini) -1984

  • She Won the West
    An Anthology of Western and Frontier Stories by Women (with Bill Pronzini) -1985

  • Dark Lessons
    Crime & Detection on Campus (with Bill Pronzini) -1985

  • Kill or Cure
    Suspense Stories About the World of Medicine (with Bill Pronzini) -1985

  • The Deadly Arts
    A Collection of Artful Suspense (With Bill Pronzini) -1985

  • Chapter and Hearse
    Suspense Stories About the World of Books (with Bill Pronzini) -1985

  • The Wickedest Show on Earth
    A Carnival of Circus Suspense (with Bill Pronzini) -1985

  • 1001 Midnights
    The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction (with Bill Pronzini) -1986

  • Lady on the Case
    21 Stories and 1 Complete Novel Starring the World's Great Female Sleuths (with Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg) -1988

  • Detective Duos
    The Best Adventures of Twenty-Five Crime-Solving Twosomes (with Bill Pronzini) -1997