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The Bags of Tricks Affair is the latest charming historical mystery in Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Bill Pronzini's detective series.A conman always has a bag of tricks, ready to fool the unsuspecting, and almost everyone is unsuspecting until they get taken. When that happens, they turn to Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, to recover their money and what's left of their dignity, and perhaps even to save their lives.When one such case leaves Sabina Carpenter the only witness to a murder, the family of the culprit vows to stop at nothing to keep her silent. The threat leaves John Quincannon deeply concerned for Sabina's safety, but there's no rest for the wicked and so the crime-solving duo must split up to tackle two separate con games, run by two villains with deadly bags of tricks at hand.

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Bill Pronzini

Awards "Grand Master" 2008Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1999) for Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) for Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1997) for Shamus Awards "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) 1987Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1982) for Married to author Pseudonyms: (collaboration with (collaboration with

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