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Week of November 11, 2013

In 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. The two cases eventually connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and other felonies complicate matters even further. And not before the two sleuths are hindered, assisted and exasperated by the bughouse Sherlock Holmes, in THE BUGHOUSE AFFAIR: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini.