City of Dragons

City of Dragons

Book - 2010
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It is 1940 and private investigator Miranda Corbie is in San Francisco's Chinatown during a Chinese New Year celebration when she finds Eddie Takahashi, shot and dying, on the ground in front of her. The police want the killing hushed up, but Corbie is determined to find the truth.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312668792
Characteristics: ix, 338 p. ;,25 cm.


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JCLNancyB Jun 14, 2013

Miranda Corbie is a San Francisco PI circa 1940. She smokes. She drinks. She plays hardball. She is a female Sam Spade. Stanley's novel is well-researched with vivid descriptions. One issue I had was that the book reads like a sequel. It is not, but there are so many references to a previous case, that I felt I was missing something.

booklady413 Jul 28, 2012

If you are into mystery, noir and th 1940's, this book is for you.

Aug 05, 2010

Interesting twist on the noir genre with a female detective. Focus is on atmosphere and characters rather than plot.

Apr 06, 2010


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