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Ask the Cards a Question (Sharon McCone, Bk 2)
Ask the Cards a Question - Sharon McCone, Bk 2 Author:Marcia Muller Savvy and sure of herself, private eye Sharon McCone has enough on her hands without a murder case. Her old friend, Linnea Carraway, has moved lock, stock, and barrel into Sharon's tiny apartment. And Lieutenant Greg Marcus, head of Homicide, who loves to woo Sharon with giant chocolate bunnies left in unlikely places, just won't take he... more »r seriously when it comes to investigative work. Now she's faced with a case too close for comfort -- who would have wanted to kill Molly Antonio, the nicest lady in Sharon's building?
Full of Social Security kibitzers, domino players, and the trainees from the local center for the blind, the San Francisco neighborhood seems a pretty sleepy place for a murder. About the most exotic tenant is the bat-faced Madame Anya who tells fortunes for five dollars a shot...and who had warned Molly that she saw evil things ahead for her in the cards.
But the Mission District yields some unlikely suspects -- Mr. Moe, the Arab grocer with his own tragic axe to grind; Sebastian, the blind man who delivers brushes made at the Center; Jeffrey Neverman, the creepy husband of the eccentric fortune teller; and Herb Clemente, the cynical director of the Center whose idealism disappeared long ago. Sharon's cool professional interest gets a little more personal when she realizes that her heavy-drinking impulsive friend was the last person to see Molly alive, and may be a prime suspect in her murder.
The lively young detective works against time to find the killer in a fast-paced adventure that threatens not only Sharon's professional credibility but even her life. A string of big-time deals, brutal blackmail, and murder to which even the experts have been blind lead Sharon to a surprising solution -- just in time.« less