The Bags of Tricks Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery

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Tom Doherty Associates, Mar 6, 2018 - Fiction - 272 pages
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The Bags of Tricks Affair is the latest charming historical mystery in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini's detective series.

A conman always has a bag of tricks, ready to fool the unsuspecting, and almost everyone is unsuspecting until they get taken. When that happens, they turn to Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, to recover their money and what’s left of their dignity, and perhaps even to save their lives.

When one such case leaves Sabina Carpenter the only witness to a murder, the family of the culprit vows to stop at nothing to keep her silent. The threat leaves John Quincannon deeply concerned for Sabina’s safety, but there’s no rest for the wicked and so the crime-solving duo must split up to tackle two separate con games, run by two villains with deadly bags of tricks at hand.

And when Sabina’s life is put in danger, John must rush to save her while grappling with the terrifying realization of exactly how much she means to him.

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

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The Bags of Tricks Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery

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MWA Grand Master Pronzini’s lighthearted sixth mystery set in late-19th-century San Francisco (after 2017’s The Dangerous Ladies Affair) finds private investigators Sabina Carpenter and John ... Read full review

The Bags of Tricks Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Novel

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Some time back, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Pronzini dreamed up former Secret Service agent John Quincannon, who appeared in two novels and a string of short stories Pronzini wrote ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
22
Section 3
32
Section 4
40
Section 5
50
Section 6
60
Section 7
71
Section 8
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
191
Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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About the author (2018)

BILL PRONZINI has been nominated for, or won, every prize offered to crime fiction writers, including the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. It is no wonder, then, that Detroit Free Press said of him, "It's always nice to see masters at work. Pronzini's clear style seamlessly weaves [storylines] together, turning them into a quick, compelling read." He lives and writes in California, with his wife, crime novelist Marcia Muller.

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