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Son of Holmes
This book strongly implies that Rex Stout's famous detective, Nero Wolfe, is the the offspring of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. If you don't know who Irene Adler is, you need to read " A Scandal in Bohemia" by Arthur Conan Doyle. In this story, Auguste Lupa (an assumed name), lives in France and working as a chef. He becomes involved in an investigation into sabotage in a small town in France during World War I. During his investigations,...
The First Law
Dutton, Jan 2003, 25.95, 384 ISBN 0525947051 It is a little known fact that some selected areas of San Francisco are policed by Patrol Specials, licensed private security specialists accountable to the SFPD. Wade Panos has six areas that he and his team patrol, but they are also into payola, shakedowns and when somebody gets in their way, they use intimidation tactics to get in his way. Pawn Shop dealer Sam Silverman couldn't afford their rate...
The Hearing
Dutton, Apr 2001, 25.95, 488 pp. ISBN: 052594575X High-ranking police officers often receive calls to come to a crime scene in the middle of the night as just happened to San Francisco's Lieutenant Abraham Glitsky. Someone killed attorney Elaine Wager, a candidate for a judgeship, but this trip is personal as Elaine is Abraham's illegitimate daughter, a fact she never knew. He informs his staff that he expects them to “sweat” a confession f...
The Motive
Dutton, Jan 2005, 25.95, 400 pp. ISBN 0525948449 When a fire is doused in Paul Hanover's Victorian house in San Francisco the charred bodies of two people are found. Dental records show that they are Paul and his live in lover, but both died from a bullet wound. Inspector sergeant Dan Cuneo is assigned to the case and he zeroes in on Catherine Hanover as the suspect, in part because she rejected his sexual advances. Deputy Chief Inspector Abe ...

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The Oath
Dutton, Jan 2002, 25.95, 480 pp. ISBN: 0525945768 In San Francisco, Parnassus Medical Group CEO Tim Markham is a victim of a hit and run accident. Tim dies in his company's Portola Hospital, but the autopsy reveals that his injuries did not kill him. Instead Tim died from an overdose of potassium. San Francisco homicide detective Abe Glitsky believes that the doctor of record Eric Kensing killed his boss because Tim was having an affair ...
The Second Chair
Dutton, Jan 2003, 25.95, 400 pp. ISBN 0525947752 In San Francisco, Laura Wright and her drama teacher Mr. Mooney are killed in his apartment. Laura's lover, Andrew Bartlett, the father of her unborn child is arrested two months after the double homicide and charged with special circumstances murder. Amy Wu, an associate in the law firm in which Dismas Hardy is the managing partner, takes the case even though she believes her client is guilty. ...


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