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In The Coral Princess Murders, Frances Crane's husband and wife team, Pat & Jean Abbott are off to exotic Tangier where odd characters, strange events, drugs, smuggling and murder will play havoc with their vacation plans. Tangier plays host to Americans (Pat & Jean as well as a Mary Kay-like mistress of cosmetics and an American reporter), a White Russian prince (married to the cosmetics queen), a Belgian detective (no, not that one), a jet-setting underworld character or two, and, of c ...more
Pat and Jean Abbott are vacationing in exotic Tangiers when they fall in with a rather odd crowd of expatriates, including the unpleasant Hugo Poole. When his hand turns up--without his body--they also meet the local police. Their attention is attracted by a forlorn American youth, who disappears when any attention is focused on him; Pat tries to find him to help him, which gets them more involved with the ex-pats. Unfortunately, the police have asked them to stay in town until the investigation ...more
Frances Crane was an American mystery author, who introduced private investigator Pat Abbott and his future wife Jean in her first novel, The Turquoise Shop (1941). The Abbotts investigated crimes in a total of 26 volumes, each with a color in the title.More about Frances Crane
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