City of Secrets: A Mystery (A Miranda Corbie Mystery #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the A Miranda Corbie Mystery series.


This powerful sequel to Kelli Stanley's scorching City of Dragons, which introduced unique and unforgettable series heroine Miranda Corbie, begins on May 25th, 1940, opening day for the World's Fair. When a woman is found dead, private investigator Miranda Corbie is soon hot on the trail of a vicious murderer. Set against the backdrop of a Europe defeated by Nazi Germany and an America unsure of where to turn, City of Secrets is a fast-paced mystery featuring a P.I. who will stop at nothing to right the world's wrongs.

About the Author

Kelli Stanley is an award-winning author of crime fiction (novels and short stories). She makes her home in Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco, a city she loves to write about. She is the author of two crime fiction series, including the Miranda Corbie Mysteries (City of Ghosts, City of Secrets).

Kelli earned a Master's Degree in Classics, loves jazz, old movies, battered fedoras, Art Deco and speakeasies. She is walked daily by a Springer Spaniel named Bertie.

She credits Raymond Chandler, Ernest Hemingway, Cornell Woolrich, Dashiell Hammett and Thomas Hardy as some of her major influences.

Praise For…

“The historical details shine in this perfectly drawn mystery.... This shows how historical mystery can not only re-create the sights but also the atmosphere of the time.” —RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)

“Stanley's brittle prose and period touches effectively capture the feeling of '40s noir.” —Kirkus Reviews

“In best pulp fiction style, suspects lounge about with slick hair and cheap suits, blondes are chain-smoking broads, and the nightclubs are smoky and languid.” —Publishers Weekly

“Engrossing.... Stanley brings 1940s San Francisco to life with her meticulously detailed, hard-boiled novel.” —Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250007483
ISBN-10: 1250007488
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: July 17th, 2012
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: A Miranda Corbie Mystery