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.