City of Dragons

City of Dragons

Large Print - 2010
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San Francisco, 1940. Miranda Corbie -- thirty-three-year-old private investigator, Spanish Civil War nurse, and ex-escort -- waits impatiently in a Chinatown crowd. Fireworks explode as the city celebrates Chinese New Year with a Rice Bowl Party, a three-day-and-night carnival designed to raise money for China's war relief. Then Eddie Takahashi stumbles -- fatally shot -- into Miranda's life. And war comes home to San Francisco . . .
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9781410426758
1410426750
Branch Call Number: LP MF Stan
Characteristics: 629 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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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

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