The Turquoise Shop




      The Turquoise Shop
First published in 1941, this book introduced the sleuthing pair of Jean Holly later Jean Abbott and Mr Pat Abbott whose adventures took them all over the globe This novel is set in a fictionalized version of Taos, New Mexico. Free Read Books The Turquoise Shop By Frances Crane – heartforum.co.uk

Frances Crane was an American mystery author, who introduced private investigator Pat Abbott and his future wife Jean in her first novel, The Turquoise Shop 1941 The Abbotts investigated crimes in a total of 26 volumes, each with a color in the title.

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  • Paperback
  • 188 pages
  • The Turquoise Shop
  • Frances Crane
  • English
  • 21 May 2018
  • 0915230712

10 thoughts on “ The Turquoise Shop

  1. Mir says:

    I just picked up a first edition of The Pink Umbrella at a library book sale, without knowing anything about it the books were by the sack, so I guess I should track down the start of the series first Never heard of Crane before.

  2. Ian says:

    The first book in the Pat Abbott mysteries Pat Abbott has gone to Santa Maria, New Mexico for a holiday and to try his hand at painting What he didn t expect was to arrive in the middle of a murder investigation Jean Holly s Turquoise Shop, clearing house for gossip and art ware, was the centre of the storm, and it was Jean herself who played an important part in helping Pat Abbott, the skilful detective, to the right solution.I love this series, each book set in different locations around the The first book in the Pat Abbott mysteries Pat Abbott has gone to Santa Maria, New Mexico for a holiday...

  3. Zboy13 says:

    Enjoyable read with quirky characters There was a surprising urgency not often found in older books The setting gave me a glimpse into a world I knew nothing aboutthe New Mexico art scene pre WW2

  4. Bev says:

    The Turquoise Shop 1941 is the first book in Frances Crane s Jean Holly later Abbott and Pat Abbot mystery series Jean Holly is the owner of The Turquoise Shop, selling silver and turquoise jewelry and a few paintings here and there Patrick Abbott is a handsome private detective from San Francisco who has come to Santa Maria, New Mexico on an artistic holiday He wants to take up painting as a hobby or so he says But is it just coincidence that he has arrived just in time for a murder The Turquoise Shop 1941 is the first book in Frances Crane s Jean Holly later Abbott and Pat Abbot mystery series Jean Holly is the owner of The Turquoise Shop, selling silver and turquoise jewelry and a few paintings here and there Patrick Abbott is a handsome private detective from San Francisco who has come to Santa Maria, New Mexico on an artistic holiday He wants to take up painting as a hobby or so he says But is it just coincidence that he has arrived just in time for a murder and some counterfeit bills to trickle through town Mona Brandon swooped down upon Santa Maria a few years ago dominating everyone with her mo...

  5. Jessi says:

    When Pat Abbott met Jean Holly I d read the second book in the series rare for me to start out of order, but I was able to get a hold of it first and enjoyed it so I decided to go back to the beginning Jean lives in a town pretty much run by a rich woman, Mona Brandon Her husband has been missing for a long time and the gossip buzzes about whether the body of a drifter could have been the man himself Mona is not well liked using her money to control the town and having had a popular Latino When Pat Abbott met Jean Holly I d read the second book in the series rare for me to start out of order, but I was able to get a hold of it first and enjoyed it so I decided to go back to the beg...

  6. Lynn says:

    This book is the first in a series, in which the heroine ends up meeting and marrying a detective When I began, I did not foresee that In this first book, the woman is very independent, lives alone in a cabin and owns her own shop in a sort of artists community in the desert, somewhere in the Southwest USA New Mexico Arizona I can t remember It reminded me of Northern Exposure, although not quite as funny But it had a similar feeling as far as the setting in small town full of This book is the first in a series, in which the heroine ends up meeting and marrying a detective When I began, I did not foresee that In this first book, the woman is very independent, lives alone in a cabin and owns her own shop in a sort of artists community in the desert, somewhere in the Southwest USA New Mexic...

  7. Susan says:

    Jean Holly runs a small shop in the artists colony of Santa Maria Local gossip buzzes about the mysterious murder of a quasi hermit, but everything changes when vacationing detective Pat Abbott walks into Jean s store He has no interest in the case, he declares, but he soon demonstrates an interest in Jean, who wants to protect any of her friends who may be under suspicion She s muchskeptical abo...

  8. Avid Series Reader says:

    I found this book tedious The main characters seemed interesting when they were first introduced, but the story dragged Easy to put down, took a week to finish amazing for such a thin paperback 187 pages The location is Taos NM renamed Santa Maria , the time period is 1941 According to the introduction, main characters represent actual residents of the period, and the story is based on a true event There are overtones of racial class tension between Indians Anglos and Mexicans Anglos I foun...

  9. Kate says:

    For my full review click on the link below

  10. Anne says:

    This is the first in the Pat and Jean Abbot series, and the second one I have read I actually enjoyed book two The Golden Box .

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