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Author Marcia MullerMarcia Muller (born September 1944) grew up in a house full of books and self-published three copies of her first novel at age twelve, a tale about her dog complete with primitive illustrations. The "reviews" were generally positive.

Her literary aspirations were put on hold, however, in her third year at the University of Michigan, when her creative writing instructor told her she would never be a writer because she had nothing to say. Instead she turned to journalism, earning a master's degree, but various editors for whom she freelanced noticed her unfortunate tendency to embellish the facts in order to make the pieces more interesting.

In the early 1970s, having moved to California, Muller found herself unemployable and began experimenting with mystery novels, because they were what she liked to read. After three manuscripts and five years of rejection, EDWIN OF THE IRON SHOES, the first novel featuring San Francisco private investigator Sharon McCone, was published by David McKay Company, who then cancelled their mystery list. Four more years passed before St. Martin's Press accepted the second McCone novel, ASK THE CARDS A QUESTION.

In the ensuing thirty-some years, Muller has authored over 35 novels--three of them in collaboration with husband Bill Pronzini--seven short-story collections, and numerous nonfiction articles. Together she and Pronzini have edited a dozen anthologies and a nonfiction book on the mystery genre. In 2005 Muller was named a Grand Master by Mystery Writers of America, the organization's highest award. Pronzini was named Grand Master in 2008, making them the only living couple to share the award (the other being Margaret Millar ad Ross Macdonald). The Mulzinis, as friends call them, live in Sonoma County, California, in yet another house full of books.

Marcia Muller Book List and Awards
His website: www.marciamuller.com
Similar authors: Linda Barnes, Sara Paretsky, Bill Pronzini, Dana Stabenow
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Ice and Stone

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Ice and Stone by Marcia Muller

The Breakers

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The Breakers by Marcia Muller

The Dangerous Ladies Affair

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The Dangerous Ladies Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

Someone Always Knows

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Someone Always Knows by Marcia Muller

The Body Snatchers Affair
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Body Snatchers Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

The Spook Lights Affair
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Spook Lights Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
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Marcia Muller Bibliography


Sharon McCone Series

  1. Edwin of the Iron Shoes - 1977
  2. Ask the Cards a Question - 1982
  3. The Cheshire Cat's Eye - 1983
  4. Double (with Bill Pronzini) - 1984
  5. Leave a Message for Willie - 1984
  6. Games to Keep the Dark Away - 1984
  7. There's Nothing to Be Afraid Of - 1985
  8. Eye of the Storm - 1988
  9. The Shape of Dread - 1989
  10. There's Something in a Sunday - 1989
  11. Trophies and Dead Things - 1990
  12. Where Echoes Live - 1991
  13. Pennies on a Dead Woman's Eyes - 1992
  14. Wolf in the Shadows - 1993
  15. Till the Butchers Cut Him Down - 1994
  16. A Wild and Lonely Place - 1995
  17. The Broken Promise Land - 1996
  18. Both Ends of the Night - 1997
  19. While Other People Sleep - 1998
  20. A Walk Through the Fire - 1999
  21. Listen to the Silence - 2000
  22. Dead Midnight - 2002
  23. The Dangerous Hour - 2004
  24. Cape Perdido - 2005
  25. Vanishing Point - 2006
  26. The Ever-Running Man - 2007
  27. Burn Out - 2008
  28. Locked In - 2009
  29. Coming Back - 2010
  30. City of Whispers - 2011
  31. Looking for Yesterday - 2012
  32. The Night Searchers - 2014
  33. Someone Always Knows - 2016
  34. The Breakers - August 2018
  35. Ice and Stone - 2021

Carpenter and Quincannon Series

  • Beyond the Grave (Book #2) - 1986 (co-authored with Bill Pronzini)
  • Bughouse Affair (Book 4) - 2013 (co-authored with Bill Pronzini)
  • Spook Lights Affair (Book #5) - 2013 (co-authored with Bill Pronzini)
  • The Body Snatchers Affair (Book #6) - 2015 (co-authored with Bill Pronzini)
  • The Plague of Thieves Affair (Book #7) - 2016 (co-authored with Bill Pronzini)
  • The Dangerous Ladies Affair (Book #8) - January 2017 (co-authored with Bill Pronzini)

Elena Oliverez Series

  1. The Tree of Death - 1983
  2. The Legend of the Slain Soldiers - 1985
  3. Beyond the Grave (with Bill Pronzini) - 1986

Joanna Stark Series

  1. The Cavalier In White - 1986
  2. There Hangs the Knife - 1988
  3. Dark Star - 1989

Soledad County Series

  1. Point Deception - 2001
  2. Cyanide Wells - 2003

Non-Series

  • The Lighthouse (with Bill Pronzini) - 1987

Short Story Collections

  • Deceptions -1991
  • The McCone Files -1995
  • Duo (with Bill Pronzini) -1998
  • McCone and Friends -2000
  • Time of the Wolves -- Western Stories -2003
  • Somewhere in the City - 2007
  • Crucifixion River with Bill Pronzini - 2007

Non-Fiction

  • 1001 Midnights: An Aficianado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction (with Bill Pronzini) - 1986

Anthologies

  • The Web She Weaves: An Anthology of Mystery & Suspense Stories by Women (with Bill Pronzini) - 1983
  • Witches Brew: Horror and Supernatural Stories by Women (with Bill Pronzini) - 1984
  • Child's Ploy: An Anthology of Mystery and Suspense Stories (with Bill Pronzini) - 1984
  • She Won the West: An Anthology of Western and Frontier Stories by Women (with Bill Pronzini) - 1985
  • Dark Lessons: Crime & Detection on Campus (with Bill Pronzini) -1985
  • Kill or Cure: Suspense Stories About the World of Medicine (with Bill Pronzini) - 1985
  • The Deadly Arts: A Collection of Artful Suspense (With Bill Pronzini) - 1985
  • Chapter and Hearse: Suspense Stories About the World of Books (with Bill Pronzini) - 1985
  • The Wickedest Show on Earth: A Carnival of Circus Suspense (with Bill Pronzini) - 1985
  • 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction (with Bill Pronzini) - 1986
  • Lady on the Case: 21 Stories and 1 Complete Novel Starring the World's Great Female Sleuths (with Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg) - 1988
  • Detective Duos: The Best Adventures of Twenty-Five Crime-Solving Twosomes (with Bill Pronzini) - 1997

Marcia Muller Awards

  • The Shape of Dread - 1990 Shamus Awards - Best P.I. Hardcover
  • Deadly Fantasies - 1989 Shamus Awards- Best P.I. Short Story
  • Final Resting Place - 1991 Shamus Awards - Best P.I. Short Story
  • Where Echoes Live - 1992 Shamus Awards - Best P.I. Hardcover
  • The Eye - 1993 Shamus Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Wolf in the Shadows - 1994 Shamus Awards - Best P.I. Novel
  • Listen to the Silence - 2001 Shamus Awards - Best Hardcover P.I. Novel
  • Vanishing Point - 2007 Shamus Awards - Best P.I. Novel
  • Locked In - 2010 Shamus Awards - Best Hardcover Novel


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