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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. fire marshall detective novel [s]

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message 1: by Penny (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:02PM) (new) - added it

Penny | 19 comments I read a mystery about 20 years ago where the protagonists were two fire marshals investigating a fatal fire. One of them was named Jose. It had something to do with the gay community as well - there was a villain who was gay but was trying to pretend to be straight in order to get money out of a rich woman.

Does anyone recognize this? It was a very unique sort of mystery novel, and I'd like to find it again.

Thanks.


message 2: by Penny (new) - added it

Penny | 19 comments I forgot I'd posted this but something recently made me think of it again, so I thought I'd give it one more try before i give up...


message 3: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (Iftcan) | 6978 comments Mod
Penny, just periodically bump it up. Sooner or later, we all live in hopes of getting a cherished but titleless book id'ed.


message 4: by Kate (new)

Kate Farrell | 2402 comments Mod
First Degree Burn has a fire marshall as the main character.

Black Hearts And Slow Dancing has a fire chief who steps in as acting-sheriff in Seattle.

Both are first books in series.


message 5: by Penny (new) - added it

Penny | 19 comments Thanks, Kate. Neither of these are the books I'm looking for, but they look like good ones, anyway!


message 6: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (Iftcan) | 6978 comments Mod
Ashes to Ashes by Mary Monica Pulver also has a fire marshall helping to solve an arson/murder.

Mariner's Compass by Earlene Fowler has a retired fireman helping to solve a mystery.

I doubt that either of those is the one you are looking for, but thought I'd throw them out there anyway.


message 8: by Lobstergirl, sniffing Sharpies (new)

Lobstergirl | 21609 comments Mod
Penny, are you still looking for this book? Lots of suggestions @6 and @7.


message 9: by Penny (new) - added it

Penny | 19 comments Oh,yes. Sorry for not replying. I checked out the suggestions and they don't seem to be the one I remember. I'm pretty sure it was not part of a series.

It has been fun to see all the ideas people posted anyway. I had no idea there were so many mysteries featuring firefighters and fire marshals! I'll have to make sure my friend who works in the industry knows about all of these.


message 10: by Penny (new) - added it

Penny | 19 comments BTW- the main villian's name was Quiggley, or something like that. that's the only other detail I remember.


message 11: by Lobstergirl, sniffing Sharpies (new)

Lobstergirl | 21609 comments Mod
Still looking?


message 12: by Penny (new) - added it

Penny | 19 comments I haven't found it yet. I have sort of given up.


message 13: by Khaoula (new)

Khaoula (Coukiza) | 34 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "Still looking?"

Hi Penny i am sorry i can't help you find this book , i tried :/ , but i have read a similar plot and i thought maybe you will enjoy it as a form of consolation! :p

A Casual Weekend Thing


message 14: by Tab (last edited Mar 09, 2015 06:51AM) (new)

Tab (tabbrown) | 4062 comments Glitter & Ash by Dennis Smith fits. Here is a snippet of the Novelist description:

Who threw a fire-bomb into Club Sophia (a new disco in the Plaza Hotel basement) during the opening-night festivities, thus burning 43 people to death? That's the puzzle for N.Y. fire marshal Terry Ahearn--who gets little cooperation from his rivals, the city cops. And Terry also has to deal with distractions on the home front: his socialist-but-bigoted father over in Brooklyn is fuming over kid sister Maureen's affair with a Brazilian guitarist; and Terry is feeling ambivalent about his affair with upper-class, clown-to-earth Melissa. Still, there are some good clues to follow:(view spoiler). So Terry and his pal Jose manage to pinpoint the culprit--(view spoiler).


message 15: by Penny (new) - added it

Penny | 19 comments That's the one, Tab! Thank you so much!!

Thanks also to those of you who made an effort and suggested other books. Many of them look like they are worth checking out.


message 16: by Tab (new)

Tab (tabbrown) | 4062 comments You're welcome :)


message 17: by Lobstergirl, sniffing Sharpies (new)

Lobstergirl | 21609 comments Mod
O. MG. This thread was solved after 7.5 years so that should give us all hope.


message 18: by Khaoula (last edited Mar 11, 2015 05:28AM) (new)

Khaoula (Coukiza) | 34 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "O. MG. This thread was solved after 7.5 years so that should give us all hope."

I so hope someone will find my book too :p


message 19: by Khaoula (new)

Khaoula (Coukiza) | 34 comments Penny wrote: "That's the one, Tab! Thank you so much!!

Thanks also to those of you who made an effort and suggested other books. Many of them look like they are worth checking out."


You are welcome and i am so happy that Tab found your book. Seems like an interesting one, i'll try it :)


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