The disappearance of a young recovering addict in southwest San Francisco leads private investigator Sharon McCone to the site of a Prohibition-era nightclub, where she discovers a ghastly chamber of horrors. By a New York Times best-selling author. 25,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)
Sharon McCone returns in New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller's thrilling new mystery!
On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her?
Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Once it was a nightclub and bar, she learns, and a favorite destination for the city's elite during Prohibition. But there's something sinister about the space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac and Zebra killers of the 1970s. Charles Manson and his girls. Scott Peterson, who killed his pregnant wife, Laci, and dumped her body into the Bay on Christmas Eve. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now?
New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller is at her page-turning best in THE BREAKERS, as she digs into a particularly disturbing corner of San Francisco's history--one that Sharon McCone may not escape alive...
"[Marcia Muller's] stories crackle like few others on the mystery landscape." --San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
"Muller undoubtedly remains one of today's best mystery writers." --Associated Press - (Grand Central Pub)
Library Journal Reviews
Trekking to the southwest San Franciscobuilding being renovated by Chelle Curley, the out-of-touch daughter of old friends, private investigator Sharon McCone finds a hidden art gallery depicting various murder scenes, past and present. But no Chelle. Another gritty case from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Muller.
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