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A dangerous business

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First edition.

"From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author: a rollicking murder mystery set in Gold Rush California, as two young prostitutes follow a trail of missing girls. Monterey, 1851. Ever since her husband was killed in a bar fight, Eliza Ripple has been working in a brothel. It seems like a better life, at least at first. The madam, Mrs. Parks, is kind, the men are (relatively) well behaved, and Eliza has attained what few women have: financial security. But when the dead bodies of young women start appearing outside of town, a darkness descends that she can't resist confronting. Side by side with her friend Jean, and inspired by her reading, especially by Edgar Allan Poe's detective, Dupin, Eliza pieces together an array of clues to try to catch the killer, all the while juggling clients who begin to seem more and more suspicious. Eliza and Jean are determined not just to survive but to find their way in a lawless town on the fringes of the Wild West-a bewitching combination of beauty and danger-as what will become the Civil War looms on the horizon. As Mrs. Parks says, 'Everyone knows that this is a dangerous business, but between you and me, being a woman is a dangerous business, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise . . . '"--

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  • 10 of 21 copies available at OWWL.

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Avon Free Library FIC SMI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300577846
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC SMI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300267784
Checked out
02/16/2023
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bristol Library FIC SMI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52134300076829
Available
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Clifton Springs Library Fic Smi (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300418574
In transit
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Dansville Public Library FIC SMI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300648838
Reshelving
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Geneva Public Library SMILEY (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301194467
Available
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Lima Public Library FIC SMI (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002076493
Checked out
02/16/2023
Livonia Public Library FIC SMI (Text)
Adult New
52140300636934
Checked out
02/15/2023
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lyons Public Library FICTION Smiley (Dangerous Business) (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300639696
Available
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Macedon Public Library FIC SMI (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300773877
Reshelving
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