Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini. Beyond the Grave
(1986) 236 pp.
The two authors have brought together Muller’s amateur sleuth Chicana
Elena Oliverez, and Pronzini’s nineteenth-century private eye, John Quincannon,
in a daring collaboration that stretches across the span of nearly a century.
A case of San Francisco detective Quincannon’s in 1894 is never solved;
it remains to be re-opened in 1986 by the young museum director.