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The Stolen Gold Affair

The Stolen Gold Affair

A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery

Carpenter and Quincannon (Volume 8)

Bill Pronzini

Forge Books


The Stolen Gold Affair is the latest charming historical mystery in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini's detective series.

In response to a string of gold thefts in a Mother Lode mine, Quincannon goes undercover as a newly-hired miner to identify and capture the men responsible.

Meanwhile, Sabina finds herself not only making plans for her and Quincannon’s wedding, but also investigating both an audacious real estate scam and an abusive young man's villainous secret.

The Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries:
#1 The Bughouse Affair
#2 The Spook Lights Affair
#3 The Body Snatchers Affair
#4 The Plague of Thieves Affair
#5 The Dangerous Ladies Affair
#6 The Bags of Tricks Affair
#7 The Flimflam Affair
#8 The Stolen Gold Affair



The Olympic Club, San Francisco’s venerable men’s athletic and social club, was housed in a new four-story brick and masonry pile on Post and Mason streets, more or less cheek by jowl with the home of the...

Praise for The Stolen Gold Affair

“Attractive characters, a finely tuned plot, and fascinating snippets of California history distinguish this outing. Who could ask for more?”—Publishers Weekly on The Stolen Gold Affair

Praise for the Carpenter and Quincannon Series:

“...there's more than enough to satisfy readers looking for a fast, fun escape from their daily cares.”—Publishers Weekly on The Flimflam Affair

“This fast-moving novel offers plenty of fun.”—Publishers Weekly on The Bags of Tricks Affair

“Four stars. The plotting is great fun.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine on The Plague of Thieves Affair

“Those who enjoy historical mysteries are in for a particular treat with this delightful new series featuring two intrepid detectives who solve their cases using different but equally effective methods.” —Booklist on The Bughouse Affair

"Readers will enjoy the historical details as they ponder the cases and wonder about the Carpenter-Quincannon relationship."—Booklist on The Body Snatchers Affair

"Historical mystery readers will enjoy this well-researched story from a pair of always reliable genre veterans."—Booklist on The Spook Lights Affair

"A doubly impossible crime only adds to the enjoyable plot"—Publishers Weekly on The Bughouse Affair

“An intriguing mystery.”—Publishers Weekly on The Spook Lights Affair


Reviews from Goodreads

Bill Pronzini

BILL PRONZINI has been nominated for, or won, every prize offered to crime fiction writers, including the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. It is no wonder, then, that Detroit Free Press said of him, "It's always nice to see masters at work. Pronzini's clear style seamlessly weaves [storylines] together, turning them into a quick, compelling read." He lives and writes in California, with his wife, crime novelist Marcia Muller.

Pronzini's books include the Nameless Detective series, the longest-running private investigator series in print.

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