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McCone and Friends (Sharon McCone #19.5)

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  184 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
This collection contains three stories told by McCone herself, as well as a novella and a short story narrated by the agency's investigator Rae Kelleher, a story from the viewpoint of its office manager Ted Smalley, an investigation conducted by McCone's nephew Mick Savage, and one by her lover Hy Ripinsky.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Crippen & Landru Publishers
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Lynn Pribus
Jan 04, 2017 Lynn Pribus rated it liked it
A collection of short pieces mostly reprinted from various magazines. The usual competent Sharon McCone tales, but some are told from POV of other continuing characters in Muller's novels. My only complaint is that there is a sameness in the language of the stories whether by man or woman -- no real verbal quirks or differentiation.

Still a nice read over a couple weeks when I wanted a break from something longer or just had a few minutes. She and husband Pronzini both evoke memories of Californi
Genevieve Morello

Nice to get some insight into Sharon's friends and coworkers Especially liked the story about the old hotel and its feuding owners
Jun 06, 2012 Cat rated it liked it
Eight short stories centered around P.I. Sharon McCone, several of them from the POV of her associate, Rae Kelleher, her nephew Mick Savage, office manager Ted Smalley and her lover, Hy Ripinsky. The quality is a little bit of a mixed bag. Some are well plotted, some rely too much on coincidence. The first Rae Kelleher story had some neat humor in it and back-and-forth jibes between Rae and Sharon. It's the kind of humor that Muller had in her earlier books but has been lost for years now.

I rea
Great stories, in theory they are told from different viewpoints, by different characters - but I really didn't notice any difference in voice from story to story. What this collection of short stories really needed was a good proofread. There were countless errors in spelling and word choice that became rather annoying after awhile.
Aug 10, 2012 Denise rated it liked it
These short stories are mostly from the point of view of the other characters in the mystery series, and I did enjoy hearing their voices. The stories were mostly predictable, though.
Mar 21, 2015 Karen rated it liked it
Interesting POVs as MM suggests in the intro. Nice touches. Enjoyable
Jul 10, 2015 Nick rated it liked it
This was a compilation of short stories narrated by different characters from the Sharon McCone series. It was a fun read...but many typos!
Kirsty Darbyshire
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Jan C
I thought it ended abruptly. Although Sharon did resolve her case.

Actually this book is essentially about 3-4 different cases, handled by her and her staff.
Aug 03, 2011 Alisa added it
Duplicates alot of stories from Muller's other short stories collections. New ones aren't bad, but don't cry if you miss them.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it
short stories advancing many of the series characters
Nov 17, 2015 TJ rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Fun short stories. From earlier in the series, but still worth it
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A native of the Detroit area, Marcia Muller grew up in a house full of books and self-published three copies of her first novel at age twelve, a tale about her dog complete with primitive illustrations. The "reviews" were generally positive.

In the early 1970s, having moved to California, Muller found herself unemployable and began experimenting with mystery novels.

In the ensuing thirty-some years,
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