The Maltese ManuscriptBook - 2003
At Enfield College, English Professor Karen Pelletier hides a famous visiting author, Sunnye Hardcastle, when valuable texts are stolen from the library, igniting an investigation headed by her policeman lover and prompting a search for the manuscript of Dashiel Hammett's famed novel, The Maltese Falcon. Reprint.
Simon and Schuster
In classic noir tradition, English Professor Karen Pelletier gains a client when her office door opens and a famous Private Eye novelist enters. The author is dogged by Trouble (a Torrweiler) and by a problem. And since Sunnye Hardcastle (a Patricia Cornwell lookalike) will be a featured speaker in the English Department's upcoming conference on the murder mystery, Karen is intrigued. The next thing you know, one midnight, someone rushes out of the Enfield Library with an armload of rare books. With a real private eye on the case, the hunt is on-for the manuscript of Hammett's famous novel, The Maltese Falcon, for the missing books, and for potential murder suspects.