The Shape of Dread: A Sharon McCone Mystery, #10 by Marcia MullerThe Shape of Dread: A Sharon McCone Mystery, #10 by Marcia Muller

The Shape of Dread: A Sharon McCone Mystery, #10

byMarcia MullerNarrated byLaura Hicks

Audio Book (CD) | January 15, 2013

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Bobby Foster, car–hop at the chic Cafe Comedie, is going to the gas chamber. He's already confessed to the murder of Tracy Kostakos, the club's rising star. But two years after the crime, Tracy's body is still missing and Bobby's confession is full of holes. All Souls Legal Cooperative's final appeal sends San Francisco's #1 P.I. Sharon McCone behind the footlights into the super–charged arena of anxious club owners and aspiring young hopefuls...into the fractured world of Tracy's priviledged family and the mind of a young comedienne who was not the good little girl they thought they knew...into a labyrinth of death and deception where someone will kill to laugh last and get away with murder.
Marcia Muller is the author of more than thirty–five novels, including the critically–acclaimed Sharon McCone series. She's been recognized with the 2005 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, a Ridley Award, an American Mystery Award, and the Anthony Award...
Title:The Shape of Dread: A Sharon McCone Mystery, #10Format:Audio Book (CD)Product dimensions:1 × 1 × 1 inShipping dimensions:1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 15, 2013Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:162064746X

ISBN - 13:9781620647462


Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Shape of Dread (Sharon McCone #9) by Marcia Muller Alas. I was not able to lose myself in this adventure, but instead I was wincing at a lot of emotional dissonance. While the story beguiles for awhile, and the energy level of the story runs hot, and Sharon McCone's life and personal demons engage, I admit to feeling a tad unable to accept the denouement. I think if you are going to write about a comedy club there should be more detail about that business to make the club come alive, but this story could have been about an ordinary restaurant and its employees. Plus, my impression of comedians is that they can be dysfunctional, bitter and attention seeking, but I never thought of them as empty blanks as they are in this plot. Several characters did not ultimately respond in a believable manner to me, particularly Amy, Lisa, Tracy and even McCone. I could not see Tracy Kostakos going out with Marc Emmons, a real colorless jerk. The drama queen Amy did not seem like someone who would sit around an apartment for a year living under the shadow of her roommate's drama for a year, and bury herself in Tracy's life. Lisa McIntyre's behavior was a weird combination of lifeless concern for herself.
Date published: 2018-01-08