Cape Perdido (Cape Perdido #3)
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Muller, Marcia – Standalone
Mysterious Press, 2005- Hardcover
Cape Perdido is a small town in Northern California which has a clear, cold water river held in Public Trust. The town's main industry once was lumber, but when Timothy McNear closed the mill, tourism became the income source. Now a group wants to siphon off a large percentage of Perdido's water every year to ship to Southern California. To combat this, the town has brought in ecolog ...more
Third of Muller's recent, hmmm, what the inside pages describe as "non series books" but that seem like a loosely coupled series to me. They are all set in the same area of North California and all have placename titles and a few of the same characters play bit parts.
I don't enjoy these as much as the McCone books. This one was interesting but ultimately seemed quite lightweight. The characters are well drawn and the plot isn't bad but it never quite lit my fire all the same.
The story is about the struggle between several groups in a small town in northern California. One group supports a company that wants to pump water out of a river and take it to southern California. The other group opposes them. Outsiders are brought in, violence erupts and some of the main characters are dealing with an incident from many years ...more
A riveting mystery full of atmosphere and suspense, this tale explores the dark heart of a small town where passion-and murder-runs as deep as the river that flows through it... Amid ancient redwoods and sun-dappled reeds, the Perdido River runs clear and cold from the mountains of Soledad County to the blue Pacific. A wildlife refuge and a pristine recreat ...more
By the time the "big secret" came out, it actually hit me as a let down because of all the build up through the book. Maybe I'm jaded, but I thought "Damn is that all i ...more
Marica Muller has a keen grasp of character development as told through the eyes of the people who live the story.
A good entertaining mystery, like I expect from MM.
In the early 1970s, having moved to California, Muller found herself unemployable and began experimenting with mystery novels.
In the ensuing thirty-some years, ...more