City of Secrets by Kelli Stanley
(Miranda Corbie Mysteries)

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Miranda Corbie is back in this sequel to City of Dragons. "Impressive...Stanley's hard-boiled, strong female sleuth stalks Hammett's San Francisco and does the job with all the panache of Sam Spade. Readers will eagerly await the next installment in this exciting new series." --Booklist (starred)



When Pandora Blake is murdered at San Francisco's 1940 World Fair and her body marked with an anti-Semitic slur, Miranda is soon entangled in a web of deceit and betrayal that is only overshadowed by the threat of impending war. With a strong female protagonist more steel than silk and a mystery that will grip you until the last page, this sequel to the critically-acclaimed City of Dragons will appeal to fans of noir and historical mysteries.



 

About Kelli Stanley

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KELLI STANLEY is also the author of a critically acclaimed Roman Noir series. The first book in that series, Nox Dormienda, won the Bruce Alexander Award for best historical mystery. The second, The Curse-Maker, was also published by Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books. The first book in the Miranda Corbie series, City of Dragons, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It was also named one of the 2010 Top Ten Mystery Thrillers by Oline Cogdill and one of the Top Ten Best Fiction by Bay Area Authors by the San Francisco Chronicle. Kelli lives in San Francisco, California.
 
Published September 13, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 303 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Frisco is rocked by a brutal serial killer with a raw streak of anti-Semitism.

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PI Miranda Corbie searches for the killer of two young women, both stabbed to death with an ice pick, both with an ethnic slur written in blood on their bodies, in Stanley's bleak, noirish sequel to C

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CITY OF SECRETS is the second of Kelli Stanley’s award-winning Miranda Corbie novels, which begins within a few months after CITY OF DRAGONS ends.

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(starred review): Stanley brings 1940s San Francisco to life with her meticulously detailed, hard-boiled novel.

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Now living in San Francisco, she works as an information architect and library consultant and has been published in Marie Claire, Redbook, Sports Afield, SEEN, Double Negative, Sportswear International, IndiePlanet, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, The Bold Italic, Her Fab Life, the Sephora blog, Eco F...

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