The breakers / Marcia Muller.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her? Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Once it was a nightclub and bar, she learns, and a favorite destination for the city's elite during Prohibition. But there's something sinister about the space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac and Zebra killers of the 1970s. Charles Manson and his girls. Scott Peterson, who killed his pregnant wife, Laci, and dumped her body into the Bay on Christmas Eve. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now?--Provided by Publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781455538935 (hardcover)
      1455538930 (hardcover)
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    • ABNT:
      MULLER, M. The breakers. First edition. [s. l.]: Grand Central Publishing, 2018. ISBN 9781455538935. Disponível em: Acesso em: 5 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Muller M. The Breakers. First edition. Grand Central Publishing; 2018. Accessed July 5, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Muller M. The Breakers. First edition. Grand Central Publishing; 2018. Accessed July 5, 2020.
    • APA:
      Muller, M. (2018). The breakers (First edition.). Grand Central Publishing.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Muller, Marcia. 2018. The Breakers. First edition. A Sharon McCone Mystery: [Book 34]. Grand Central Publishing.
    • Harvard:
      Muller, M. (2018) The breakers. First edition. Grand Central Publishing (A Sharon McCone mystery: [book 34]). Available at: (Accessed: 5 July 2020).
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      Muller, M 2018, The breakers, First edition., A Sharon McCone mystery: [book 34], Grand Central Publishing, viewed 5 July 2020, .
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      Muller, Marcia. The Breakers. First edition., Grand Central Publishing, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Muller, Marcia. The Breakers. First edition. A Sharon McCone Mystery: [Book 34]. Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Muller M. The breakers [Internet]. First edition. Grand Central Publishing; 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 5]. (A Sharon McCone mystery: [book 34]). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 August #1

PI Sharon McCone's search for a missing friend leads to a cold case involving a serial killer. Trish and Jim Curley, former neighbors of McCone and currently vacationing in Costa Rica, ask McCone to check on their adult daughter, Chelle, who hasn't been answering their calls. At 23, Chelle rehabs properties, with her current project being the Breakers, a run-down building in southwest San Francisco that was once an elite social center before being converted to apartments. Chelle isn't to be found at the Breakers, where she's been living and working, or at her parents' house. But what McCone does find at the Breakers is a horrifying collage of mass murderers, including the Carver, who was never found after stabbing four men and carving his signature on their bodies seven years earlier; now he seems to be at work again. With the help of colleagues and friends, McCone doggedly tracks down leads, even when she suffers a painful personal loss in the midst of the case. In her thirty-fourth outing, McCone sometimes turns introspective, adding depth to her adventures in her beloved city. A prime Muller mystery.   Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 March #1

Trekking to the southwest San Franciscobuilding being renovated by Chelle Curley, the out-of-touch daughter of old friends, private investigator Sharon McCone finds a hidden art gallery depicting various murder scenes, past and present. But no Chelle. Another gritty case from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Muller.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 June #4

In MWA Grand Master Muller's underwhelming 35th novel featuring San Francisco PI Sharon McCone (after 2017's The Color of Fear), McCone is dismayed to learn that 23-year-old Chelle Curley, a daughter of friends who restores old buildings, has disappeared from the Breakers, a former nightclub that Chelle was renovating to turn into a service center for disabled veterans. Interviews with Chelle's friends lead nowhere, but McCone is intrigued that the nook where Chelle was camping out in the Breakers was next to a wall covered with news clippings about killers such as Jack the Ripper and Charles Manson. The case gets even weirder when Zack Kaplan, one of the building's tenant's acquaintances, asks McCone to come over right away; disturbingly, Zack is nowhere to be found, but the PI finds a note in Chelle's handwriting, stating, "I've got a right to disappear." Developments in McCone's personal life don't add much, and the solution will strike some as so improbable as to undercut the notion that her investigative work is realistic. Muller has done better. Agent: Molly Friedrich, Friedrich Literary. (Aug.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.