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A Walk Through the Fire Mass Market Paperback – Jul 2000


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books; Reprint edition (July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446608165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446608169
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,955,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In the crowded genre of feisty female sleuths, it takes someone special to really make their mark. Introduced in 1979, protagonist Sharon McCone remains the first and arguably the best in the school of tough female private eyes. In A Walk Through The Fire, Sharon is contacted by documentary film maker Glenna Stanleigh to investigate suspected sabotage on a film set. Sharon accepts with alacrity; she's more than ready to travel to the sandy Hawaiian island of Kauia and (hopefully) mix business with pleasure. But her illusions are short- lived, as casual vandalism soon turns into dangerous violence with Sharon in more danger than in any of her previous adventures. As usual, dialogue is one of Muller's specialities and here it fairly crackles off the page with Sharon encountering the usual bizarre and colourful mix of suspects. --Barry Forshaw --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Mar. 2000
Format: Paperback
I always snap up the latest Marcia Muller as soon as it becomes available in paperback.
This is the twentieth, roughly, in a series of novels starring Sharon McCone, feisty women private investigator in San Francisco. In this one, her latest assignment takes her to Hawaii, and she is soon drawn into a murder investigation.
This is interwoven as in many of the Sharon McCone novels with the story of her complex relationship with her boyfriend.
I enjoyed reading this, but it is not Marcia Muller's best. Fans of such writers as Sara Paretsky would enjoy these books, but should start with some of the earlier ones.
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Amazon.com: 26 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Muller is fantastic! 26 Aug. 2000
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have read all of Marcia Muller's books and this one was one of the best. I am never disappointed but A Walk Through Fire kept me on the edge of my seat. I sent this one to my sister and now she is a Muller fan. Sharon McCone is a great character and just grows better and better with each new book. I love the way Muller takes us through McCone's changes in lifestyles and boyfriends. I almost feel like I know this woman and could call on her to help me in any situation. She is not as flippant as Grafton but I can hardly bear to put the books down to go to sleep or to work. Muller is one of the best writer's of the mystery/private eye genre that I have come across and I have read quite a lot. This one was all the better because it took us out of the usual setting of San Francisco to Hawaii. Love it!
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Muller trips in time warp & emerges as a gothic romancer! 28 Jun. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
What on earth happened here?! One of my favorite writers, Marcia Muller, has converted one of my favorite characters, Sharon McCone, into some sort of lame-brained "damsel" victimized by her lusting hormones, conniving acquaintances, and short-circuited brain cells. I grew up reading way too much of this genre -- the "Gothic romance mystery" of the '60s & '70s was vacuous and insulting to the reader's intelligence then and this book proves it still is! Most readers will have figured out more than half the "mystery" before they've read half the book; but reading isn't really necessary or desirable. This book is perfect for the Summer Beach Reading category, the type you can just skim and not miss a thing in doing so.
Please, Marcia, promise us this McCone entry was just a brief summertime aberration and that you'll be bringing back the intelligent, independent and forthright Sharon we all know in your next book. I promise not to give up on you just because of this one disappointment!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
least interesting of all the Sharon McCone books. 9 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I had eagerly looked forward to reading the newest Marcia Muller book. i truly felt she had slept-walked thru writing this. Never having been to Kauai ( just Maui, an island i love very much ) i didn't care if i ever went there by the time i finished the book. i don't know how much this will improve the much needed tourist business. to sum up, a thin book with a thin plot that was a great disappointment.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A Slightly Different Sharon McCone Mystery....... 1 Mar. 2000
By Jacqueline Bryan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Some Sharon McCone readers may be put off by the plot for this book. Set in Hiawaii, it has many elements not commonly found in the McCone series. The storyline somehow manages to become McCone, herself, since many readers will figure out the ending before they reach it. The book does introduces the reader to some interesting characters. As McCone romantically teeters back and forth, fans will be tempted to pull for one suitor over the other. I found the author's different approach to this book a good read once I decided I liked the plot. I am glad things ended the way they did. Like McCone, I hate things left unresolved.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Sharon McCone goes to Kauai 25 Sept. 2002
By Karen Potts - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Private Investigator Sharon McCone gets tough duty in this 20th. book of the series when she is asked to go to Kauai. Glenna Stanleigh, a friend from San Francisco, has asked Sharon to investigate the strange happenings on the set of the documentary she is filming in Hawaii. Sharon takes the job and flies over with her significant other, Hy Ripinsky. When she arrives, she begins investigating the family whose patriarch is at the center of the film. Glenna has used his notes and research about some of the folk tales of the native Hawaiins as a starting point for her documentary. As Sharon's investigation proceeds, several skeletons begin to come out of the closet and family secrets are revealed. At the same time, Sharon is being romanced by a local helicoptor pilot and Hy leaves the island in order to give Sharon some time and room to consider her relationships with the two men. The plot has some intriguing twists and turns and at last all of the secrets are revealed. Marcia Muller and her heroine have matured over the 20-plus years that this series has been written, and this book does not disappoint.
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