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Memory Book

A Miranda Corbie Story

A Miranda Corbie Mystery

Kelli Stanley

Minotaur Books

Miranda Corbie returns in this stunning prequel story to Kelli Stanley’s acclaimed historical series.

San Francisco, 1939.

The Golden Gate International Exposition has captured the imagination of the country. The fair is a spectacular blend of mankind’s newest innovations and basest urges, and Miranda Corbie is smack in the middle of it, working security at Sally Rand’s. A former Spanish Civil War nurse and escort and now a private investigator, she has seen more than her share of the glitter and the grit, not to mention the people looking to make a quick buck off of them.

Virginia MacAvoy’s grandmother seems to be one of the unfortunate innocents. Mrs. MacAvoy came to the fair to give her granddaughters the inheritance that she had been saving for them, but it was stolen. It consisted of $500, four gold coins, and a memory book—a scrapbook where she has been saving family memories. While Virginia is convinced that Miranda will be able to track them down, her grandmother isn’t and only hires Miranda to convince her granddaughters of how there is nothing to be done. Mrs. MacAvoy makes a good point, but Miranda can’t understand why she’s so quick to give up, and it isn’t long before she’s looking for more than a stolen bag but for answers as well.

With Memory Book, Kelli Stanley takes readers to a time and place where the sordid and the sublime come together, making for a stunning prequel story to her to acclaimed historical series.


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MEMORY BOOK (Begin Reading)

"You're the lady detective, right? Miss Miranda Corbie?"

Miranda brushed the Threlkeld's scone crumbs off her navy blue blazer and sipped the coffee. Made a face. Set it back down on the B-western fence post around Midget Village and looked at the eager girl in front of her.

About twenty, indeterminate blond, blue eyes shiny like a doll's. Small, fine shaped wrists, fingers good for sewing work, soft, long, and French manicured. College girl out for a lark on Treasure Island, picking up a different kind of education on the Gayway. The 1939 Golden Gate International

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kelli Stanley

  • KELLI STANLEY is also the author of a critically acclaimed Roman Noir series. The first book in that series, Nox Dormienda, won the Bruce Alexander Award for best historical mystery. The second, The Curse-Maker, was also published by Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books. The first book in the Miranda Corbie series, City of Dragons, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It was also named one of the 2010 Top Ten Mystery Thrillers by Oline Cogdill and one of the Top Ten Best Fiction by Bay Area Authors by the San Francisco Chronicle. Kelli lives in San Francisco, California.
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    Memory Book

    A Miranda Corbie Story

    A Miranda Corbie Mystery

    Kelli Stanley

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