Poor Poor Ophelia

Poor Poor Ophelia by Carolyn Weston

The blockbuster thriller that became the hit TV series The Streets of San Francisco

It’s the turbulent 1970s, a time of social upheaval. The generation gap has never seemed so wide and perilous, especially for veteran Santa Monica homicide detective Al Krug and his new partner, university-educated ex-surfer Casey Kellog, the youngest detective on the force. A woman’s corpse is found floating in the bay with a law firm’s business card, sealed in plastic, strung around her neck. Krug and Kellog have to solve the bizarre and gruesome murder… if they don’t kill each other first.

This exciting police procedural, up there with the best of Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct books, was adapted into the movie-length pilot for The Streets of San Francisco, starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas. The character names and setting were changed but the rest is pure Carolyn Weston, who wrote two more Krug & Kellog thrillers, Susannah Screaming and Rouse The Demon, both of which are being published by Brash Books.

In addition, award-winning crime novelist Robin Burcell, a cop herself, has brought Krug & Kellog back in the new novel THE LAST GOOD PLACE, and set in present day San Francisco. You don’t want to miss it!

Carolyn Weston


Books by Carolyn Weston

Susannah Screaming

Susannah Screaming

Krug & Kellog investigate the brutal hit-and-run of a motorcyclist who is plastic-wrapped in $20 bills.

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Poor Poor Ophelia

Poor Poor Ophelia

Al Krug, veteran homicide detective, has a new partner: university-educated surfer Casey Kellog, the youngest detective on the force, and together they have to solve the bizzare murder of a young woman. This is the blockbuster police procedural that became the hit TV series "The Streets of San Francisco."

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Kein Alibi für Mr. Farr

Kein Alibi für Mr. Farr

Die turbulenten 1970er – eine Zeit des gesellschaftlichen Umbruchs. Al Krug, ein erfahrener Detective der Mordkommission, empfindet den Generationenkonflikt seit der Zuteilung seines neuen Partners noch größer und bedrohlicher als je zuvor. Der Thriller-Bestseller, auf dem die Erfolgsserie DIE STRASSEN VON SAN FRANCISCO basiert

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Rouse the Demon

Rouse the Demon

Detectives Krug and Kellog investigate the murder of a therapist who secretly recorded his sessions...and may have been involved in the disappearance of one of his teenage patients. The third book in the series that inspired the hit TV show "The Streets of San Francisco."

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Reviews For Poor Poor Ophelia

Poor Poor Ophelia 5.0

Weston sets up a situation in which a young, college graduate detective has to overcome the resentment of older cops…Weston writes smoothly, inserts some well-deserved vignettes, and uses a good deal of sharp dialogue

New York Times

Poor Poor Ophelia 5.0

Casey Kellog is a new style city detective, with imagination and sympathy, and his partner is tougher and cruder…a hard-hitting style which is also eminently readable

San Francisco Chronicle

Poor Poor Ophelia 5.0

An expert thriller, with a relationship between its two heroes that deserves fuller attention in future books

St. Louis Post Dispatch

Poor Poor Ophelia 5.0

A classic police procedural: The older, more experienced cop teaches his brash, younger partner the value of experience, but grudgingly finds himself conceding that the kid has pretty good instincts as well.

SFGate

Poor Poor Ophelia 5.0

An incredibly brilliant mystery novel

The Criminal Element