The state of California looms large in the history of mysteries. Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, set in San Francisco, and Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, set in Los Angeles, essentially began the "hard-boiled" tradition of American mysteries. A few years ago, we read books set in The City of Angels; now it's time for mysteries set in the The City by the Bay.
Listen to the Silence  by Marcia Muller
When Sharon McCone learns she had been adopted, the San Francisco private detective begins a search for her birth parents that takes her deep into Native American culture in the Flathead Reservation in Montana, which reignites old hatreds and fuels new violence.
Copies of the book are available at the Info Desk. Discussion moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of the Susan Lombardi mysteries.
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