City of Dragons

City of Dragons

[a Novel]

Large Print - 2010
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A young Spanish Civil War nurse and private eye discovers murder in 1940 San Francisco.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410426758
1410426750
Branch Call Number: LPF STA NVD
Characteristics: 629 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: City of dragons : a novel

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carriemom_1
Sep 18, 2015

Totally agree with JCLNancyB....reads like a sequel, left wondering about previous employer and case referred to in all 3 books.....maybe Stanley should write a prequel? Otherwise, a likeable, hardboiled female lead, lots of period references bring the era alive. Perhaps a few too many cuss words for some readers....

JCLNancyB Jun 14, 2013

Miranda Corbie is a San Francisco PI circa 1940. She smokes. She drinks. She plays hardball. She is a female Sam Spade. Stanley's novel is well-researched with vivid descriptions. One issue I had was that the book reads like a sequel. It is not, but there are so many references to a previous case, that I felt I was missing something.

booklady413 Jul 28, 2012

If you are into mystery, noir and th 1940's, this book is for you.

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Axelca22
Aug 05, 2010

Interesting twist on the noir genre with a female detective. Focus is on atmosphere and characters rather than plot.

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Apr 06, 2010

Swearing

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