cover image Trophies and Dead Things

Trophies and Dead Things

Marcia Muller. Mysterious Press, $5.99 (272pp) ISBN 978-0-446-40039-8

Private detective Sharon McCone, investigating the murder of a former anti-Vietnam War activist, discovers that his four beneficiaries are being targeted by a homicidal sniper. ``McCone is one of the most freshly conceived and complexly characterized of the female private eyes,'' said PW. ``Muller's fine eye for detail and sense of place bring San Francisco and the California subculture vividly to life.'' (Oct.)