Where Echoes Live by Marcia Muller.
We are reading the final book in the Today’s Mysteries series. Muller is generally credited with creating the first liberated female private detective of the modern era, paving the way for the later success of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone and Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski. In Where Echoes Live, P.I. Sharon McCone has been asked by a former colleague to look into the plans of a large corporation to reopen a gold mine near the Nevada border that could seriously endanger the ecosystem of the area. Following a trail of bizarre happenings, disappearances, and a dead body, McCone’s trail leads to her to a Hong Kong industrialist and a killer bent on large-scale destruction. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please join us.