By Marcia Muller
(Grand Central Publishing, Mass Market Paperback, 9780446400527, 352pp.)
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
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In Locked In, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone was shot in the head and suffered from locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but with an alert, conscious mind. Now, as Sharon struggles to regain control over her body, she wants everything to go back to normal, but realizes that it may not be possible to return to her old life. Meanwhile, Sharon's relationships are suffering. Her husband is impatient with her refusal to accept help and some of her colleagues doubt her abilities after the accident. But when Sharon's friend from physical therapy goes missing, she must call upon those closest to her to find out the truth behind the disappearance. The investigation soon points to issues of national security and proves to be the most dangerous and critical case yet for Sharon and her colleagues.
MARCIA MULLER has written many novels and short stories. Her novel WOLF IN THE SHADOWS won the Anthony Boucher Award. The recipient of the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award--their highest accolade--she lives in northern California with her husband, mystery writer Bill Pronzini.
Marcia Muller has written dozens of mystery novels set in San Francisco, her city of choice, starring no-nonsense Detective Sharon McCone -- one of contemporary fiction's first liberated female private detectives. More at NPR.org
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"After all these years, Muller's series remains a gold standard for female detective stories."—Kirkus, starred review
"Top-notch mystery and more from one of the genre's Grand Masters."—Library Journal