Coming Back (Sharon McCone #28)
Sometimes I feel like I live in a cave. I am frankly shocked that I have never read a Sharon McCone mystery before. Marcia Muller seems to have a ton of books out there and I have missed them all. I intend to remedy that situation.
Coming Back details the recovery of private investigator Sharon McCone from a gun shot wound acquired in a previous book. Her introspection as to her recovery is interrupted by a double kidnapping. Who is responsible and what transpires is...more
It is not just this book -- I find it in a number of series - there seems to be a need for calculated mis-communication or a total lack of communication in order to create tension among the characters. This need that everyone has to keep their...more
The story revolves around the disappearances of Piper--a young woman whom Sharon met in re-hab and of Adah, one of Sharon's crew at...more
And along with the unyielding aid from her usual coworkers, friends and family: Hy Ripinsky, Mick Savage, Ted Smalley, Adah Joslyn, Craig Morland, Sharon McCone crawls back into her tough-as-nails line of work at McCone Investigations, taking on the missing cases of Piper Quinn and close friend, Adah Josyln.
Piper Quinn, whom McCone had befriended at...more
Once again I'm pleased to report that...more
SETTING: San Francisco
SERIES: #28 of 28
After she was shot in the head (LOCKED IN), it wasn’t certain that Sharon McCone would survive. She suffered from locked-in syndrome, where her mind was active but her body almost totally paralyzed. For a woman as impatient as she is, her recovery is agonizingly slow. It’s frustrating not to be able to do everything that she did before the traumatic event, more so when her family and friends treat her with kid gloves an...more
This one is no exception. It was almost un-put-down-able (in that, since I was listening to it on commutes, I often found myself sitting in the car for a few minutes after I got to my destination, or going on walks at lunchtime with my MP3 player plugged into my ears, so I could listen to a bit more).
Wonderful. Looking forward to reading - or listening to - the next one!
The one caveat is th...more
When once of her therapy buddies doesn't show up for her therapy...more
The mystery here revolves around another rehab patient who vanishes under odd circumstance...more
In Locked In, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone was shot in the head and suffered from locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but with an alert, conscious mind. Now, as Sharon struggles to regain control over her body, she wants everything to go back to normal, but realizes that it may not be possible to return to her old life. Meanwhile, Sharon's relationships are suffering. Her husband is impatient with her r...more
Coming Back is the sequel to Locked In. Sharon McCone has survived a gunshot to the head and is trying to get her feet back. In rehab, she meets Piper and they build a friendly relationship. When Piper doesn’t show up for rehab, Sharon wants to know why. She goes to Piper home where Piper is being cared for by an aunt who tells McCone that Piper is not up to visitors and to come back another time. McCone gets a bad feeling about the aunt and decides to investigate. In the meantime, McCone’s coll...more
There were various references to the earliest books in this novel which made me want to go back and re-read them. Having once lived near San Francisco, I also love how Muller really does know the city. Some authors do their re...more
I am becoming very fond of McCone. I needed to find a new "tough cookie" PI to replace other series that are winding down. Maybe that is why I have held off reading these for so long; knowing I would need a replacement for Kinsey Milhone after the Z book.
That said, this book really grabbed me a few chapters in. Since I have been trying to read these in orde...more
Sharon McCone is on her first investigation since being shot in the head. She's trying to bounce back and what better way than to delve into the disappearance of an acquaintance? Her husband Hy tries to protect her, but McCone...more
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