The bags of tricks affair: a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery
The Bags of Tricks Affair is the latest charming historical mystery in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini's detective series.
A conman always has a bag of tricks, ready to fool the unsuspecting, and almost everyone is unsuspecting until they get taken. When that happens, they turn to Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, to recover their money and what's left of their dignity, and perhaps even to save their lives.
When one such case leaves Sabina Carpenter the only witness to a murder, the family of the culprit vows to stop at nothing to keep her silent. The threat leaves John Quincannon deeply concerned for Sabina's safety, but there's no rest for the wicked and so the crime-solving duo must split up to tackle two separate con games, run by two villains with deadly bags of tricks at hand.
And when Sabina's life is put in danger, John must rush to save her while grappling with the terrifying realization of exactly how much she means to him.
The Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries: #1 The Bughouse Affair #2 The Spook Lights Affair #3 The Body Snatchers Affair #4 The Plague of Thieves Affair #5 The Dangerous Ladies Affair #6 The Bags of Tricks Affair
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|Grouping Title||bags of tricks affair a carpenter and quincannon mystery|
|Grouping Author||pronzini bill|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-12-02 04:20:53AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-11 04:29:19AM|
Oliver La Farge Branch
|display_description||With two con games being run by two deadly villains, Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon are forced to split up, but when Sabina's life is in danger, John realizes just how much she means to him. Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, is frequently called on to recover money-- and dignity that has been lost to conmen. When one case leaves Sabina Carpenter the only witness to a murder, the family of the culprit vows to stop at nothing to keep her silent, and the threat leaves John Quincannon deeply concerned for Sabina's safety. But the crime-solving duo must split up to tackle two separate con games, run by two villains with deadly bags of tricks at hand. When Sabina's life is in danger, John must grapple with the terrifying realization of exactly how much she means to him.|
|local_callnumber_santafe||Mystery Pronzini, B|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
Oliver La Farge Branch
|series||Carpenter and Quincannon novels|
|series_with_volume||Carpenter and Quincannon novels|10|
|subject_facet||Carpenter, Sabina -- Fiction|
Detective and mystery fiction
Private investigators -- Fiction
Quincannon, John -- Fiction
|title_display||The bags of tricks affair : a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery|
|title_full||The bags of tricks affair : a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery / Bill Pronzini|
|title_short||The bags of tricks affair|
|title_sub||a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery|