Cold Case

The Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries

Book 7
Open Road Media
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Hired to find a missing novelist, Boston private investigator Carlotta Carlyle gets tangled up in a cutthroat political campaign

Six-foot-tall, redheaded ex-cop and Boston-based private eye Carlotta Carlyle is “the genuine article: a straightforward, funny, thoroughly American mystery heroine” (New York Post).

Thea Janis was a literary Mozart. She published her first novel at age fourteen, shocking the upper crust of Boston with her frank depiction of blue-blooded indiscretions, and she seemed to have a magnificent career ahead of her. But before Thea could publish her follow-up novel, she mysteriously disappeared and was eventually named as a victim of a serial killer.
 
Twenty-four years later, an admirer of Thea’s comes to Carlotta claiming to have evidence that Thea is alive—and still writing. He begs Carlotta to find the onetime prodigy, but there are powerful people, including Thea’s prominent family of Boston politicians, who want Thea’s second book to stay buried. As a take-no-prisoners gubernatorial race speeds to its climax, Carlotta discovers a secret that could upend the campaign, endanger people’s lives, and rewrite literary history.

Cold Case is the 7th book in the Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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About the author

Linda Barnes is the award-winning author of the Carlotta Carlyle mystery series. Her witty, private investigator heroine has been hailed as “a true original” by Sue Grafton. Barnes has also written the Michael Spraggue mystery series and a stand-alone novel, The Perfect Ghost. A winner of the Anthony Award and an Edgar and Shamus Award finalist, she lives in the Boston area with her husband and son. You can visit her at www.LindaBarnes.com.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Jul 7, 2015
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Pages
482
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ISBN
9781504014489
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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The Boston PI gets caught up in extortion, murder, and Ivy League secrets in a “poisonous . . . nail-biter” by the Anthony Award–winning author (Publishers Weekly).
 
Six-foot-tall, redheaded ex-cop and Boston-based private eye Carlotta Carlyle is “the genuine article: a straightforward, funny, thoroughly American mystery heroine” (New York Post).
 
Harvard professor Wilson Chaney is in a comprising position. His marriage, his reputation, and his career are all being held hostage. Chaney needs Carlotta’s help to ferret out the blackmailer and retrieve the last of the incriminating love letters he sent freshman student Denali Brinkman—before she committed suicide in a Memorial Drive boathouse. It’s a nasty bit of business, but Carlotta reluctantly agrees to help the dishonorable mentor.
 
However, Chaney isn’t the only one with something to hide. Just as Carlotta closes in on the suspect, the case takes a stunning detour. It seems Chaney’s amorous indiscretions have a farther and more threatening reach than either he or Carlotta imagined. The PI now realizes that the going price for secrets has just gotten higher—because murder has become part of the deal.
 
“The most refreshing, creative female character to hit mystery fiction since Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone” (People) is back in her “bold, powerful, and shattering . . . best to date” (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Deep Pockets is the 10th book in the Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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