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Ellipsis: A John Marshall Tanner Novel

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Bodyguard to a glamorous, bestselling novelist?

It's the last kind of case that San Francisco private investigator John Marshall Tanner would normally accept. But Chandelier Wells comes with a personal referral Tanner cannot refuse.

For all her money and fame, Chandelier is scared. Someone is sending anonymous notes: If you don't stop, you will die! Stop what? She says she doesn't know, and she has no time to find out before beginning the publicity tour for her new book, Shaloon.

Chandelier writes romantic suspense, but she takes on tough issues. Shaloon attacks the cosmetics industry, and next year's book, just finished in manuscript, dissects the luxury cruise business. Could the research for her books have made her the kind of enemies who would wish her bodily harm?

Tanner's inclined to think that the lady might exaggerate her peril, but when a car bomb explodes, leaving one person dead and another gravely injured, Tanner regrets he didn't take Chandelier's fears more seriously. She has annoyed many people over the years, but who would want her dead? As Tanner begins to probe Chandelier's background, he discovers many potential suspects, including her ex-husband, a spurned lover, and a jealous writer who accuses Chandelier of plagiarism. Is one of them behind the car bomb, or is the answer even more complex and frightening?

Drawn into the bizarre life of a superstar author and an investigation that threatens to go full circle and bring back demons from Tanner's past, Tanner must also deal with his own grief for a departed friend and his developing love for a very special assistant district attorney. His life is at a turning point. The future is vast and vitalizing. The present is poignant.

Recently nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award, mystery writing's highest honor, author Stephen Greenleaf with Ellipsis adds another mesmerizing chapter to one of the most intoxicatingly powerful series in all of crime fiction.

Synopsis:

A riveting new John Marshall Tanner thriller features murder and intrigue in the glamorous world of a mega-bestselling novelist. It's the kind of case the San Francisco P.I. doesn't usually accept: bodyguard to a world-famous writer, Chandelier Wells. But as he negotiates the complex turns of Chandelier's life, he is unaware that his own life is about to take a dramatic turn.

About the Author

Stephen Greenleaf is the award-winning author of thirteen previous John Marshall Tanner novels, most recently Strawberry Sunday, for which he was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award, and Past Tense. A graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota, he received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley and attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He lives with his wife, Ann, in northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684849553
Subtitle:
A John Marshall Tanner Novel
Author:
Greenleaf, Stephen
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Women novelists
Subject:
Tanner, John Marshall
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
John Marshall Tanner Mysteries Hardcover
Series Volume:
booklet no. 2
Publication Date:
20000718
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.50x6.39x1.01 in. 1.17 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A riveting new John Marshall Tanner thriller features murder and intrigue in the glamorous world of a mega-bestselling novelist. It's the kind of case the San Francisco P.I. doesn't usually accept: bodyguard to a world-famous writer, Chandelier Wells. But as he negotiates the complex turns of Chandelier's life, he is unaware that his own life is about to take a dramatic turn.
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