Travel the streets of San Francisco with Miranda Corbie …
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There are many cities within San Francisco … neighborhoods crash upon neighborhoods, and the distance between the Tenderloin and Nob Hill is still only a few steep hills and a stock market crash.
Miranda travels back to Chinatown in CITY OF SECRETS, one of the neighborhoods she loves, but also explores the Civic Center area, passing by the McRoskey Mattress building (still there and still selling top-of-the-line mattresses) and the Hotel Potter, which is also still in business as a homeless hotel. The old Emporium is gone … the grand old dame of department stores couldn’t withstand the threat of development. A shiny new mall stands in its place, but if you walk upstairs to the top you can see the remnants of its famous glass ceiling dome.
Miranda eats dinner at Club Moderne, surrounded by the splendor of chrome and streamlined elegance, and chases down leads at the Ron de Vous restaurant on Treasure Island, a decidedly less elegant environment. Treasure Island itself is currently slated for redevelopment, yet another chapter in its long and fabled history.
San Francisco is a city that hides its secrets well … and Miranda soon finds herself in the Napa Valley, at the little spa town of Calistoga, trying to unravel the secret of who murdered two women in San Francisco.
Follow her footsteps … but be careful. Secrets can be dangerous.