The Cheshire Cat's Eye (Sharon McCone, Bk 3)
The Cheshire Cat's Eye - Sharon McCone, Bk 3 Author:Marcia Muller Responding to her old friend Jake Kaufmann's urgent call, Sharon is shocked to find him dead in a pool of red paint in the house he was restoring. Assuming that his killer will be found among the glamorous, fashionable figures of the city's architectural community, Sharon is soon embroiled in the battles between the matronly, upper-crust... more » preservationists and the flamboyant, funky defenders of the psychedelic houses.
Her investigation narrows to the pursuit of one very valuable clue: a one-of-a-kind Tiffany lamp emblazoned with the grinning face of the Cheshire Cat. But it is when Sharon herself is implicated in Jake's death that the pressure reaches its peak -- and it takes all of her daring to get herself out of this one.« less
To tourist, bay-windowed Victorian mansions are quaint, peaceful symbols of old San Francisco. But on the secluded hill above Steiner Street, the gingerbread has sparked a bitter battle between the ambitious developers and the residents who do not want their homes restored. As workmen rip though layers of sheetrock, plaster and wallpaper they unearth a cache of stolen antiques and a missing one of a kind Tiffany lamp emblazoned with the profile of a Cheshire Cat.