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
Branch Call Number: LPF STA NVD
Characteristics: 629 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: City of dragons : a novel


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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.

Aug 05, 2010

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

Apr 06, 2010


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