Looking for Yesterday (Sharon Mccone Mysteries) Hardcover – 29 Nov 2012
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"Top-notch mystery and more from one of the genre's Grand Masters."--Library Journal
In this explosive new novel, Sharon McCone investigates an unsolved murder-and someone is willing to add to the body count to keep from being found.See all Product description
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And one does not sharpen the edge,
Then he must use more strength;" -- Ecclesiastes 10:10 (NKJV)
I usually read mysteries because I like the mental challenge of trying to solve them before the detective or the author reveals all, the characters and what they are doing interest me, or the setting is one that I enjoy. Looking for Yesterday clearly appeals mostly to my liking for San Francisco and the surrounding Bay area.
The mystery's solution stands out far too much in advance like, well, Telegraph Hill does when you are in that part of San Francisco. Sharon McCone is mostly talking to herself or to someone I didn't care for in the book. I could have skipped either kind of dialogue and not have been diminished. It was fun to read, once again, about San Francisco and some of the surrounding areas.
I haven't said this before about this series, but you could definitely skip this book and not miss much. I'm sure there will be references to the major series effects in the next book.
Marcia Muller can do a whole lot better. I'm sure she will do so once again in the future.
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While I was glad there wasn't too much Hy to hijack the story, I miss some of the old supporting characters. It seems Mick is the only one who gets much play lately. I'd like to see some of the supporting cast from the old days brought back. Or at least some of Sharon's other operatives.
I also feel like lately Ms. Muller is getting preachy. There was way too much about gun control and her obviously using the book to promote her own agenda. Not what I want to be reading.
I also was left a bit confused at the end -- the culprit's identity was pretty obvious and his reasons didn't really work for me. And Sharon just seemed to pull the whole thing out of thin air rather than by investigating and putting the clues together.
I really hope this series isn't headed downhill like so many others. I'd hate to see Sharon become mediocre.
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