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LINDA BARNES is the author of ten previous Carlotta Carlyle mysteries and winner of the Anthony and American Mystery Awards. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and son.

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Carlotta Carlyle, Boston's snappy, redheaded PI, investigates the suspicious death of a woman's daughter after receiving a series of snapshots in the mail. Carlyle also attempts to locate the biological father of her own ``little sister'' Paolina. Both cases ultimately involve drugs and conspiracy. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/15/93.

In the ever-increasing crowd of admirable female PIs, Boston-based Carlotta Carlyle is a stand-out and not just for her red hair and 61 frame. Self-possessed and confident, she's also short-tempered, restless and skeptical. On a referral from a neighboring psychiatrist, Carlotta is hired by Emily Woodrow, a distraught surburbanite whose seven-year-old daughter has recently died of leukemia at a local hospital. Emily suspects her daughter's death may not have been inevitable, but she disappears before sending Carlotta some promised evidence. At the same time, 11-year-old Paolina, Carlotta's Colombian ``sister'' in the Big Sisters Organization, begins to hang around with a thug in his mid-20s. Following a twisted trail, accompanied by an abundance of quirky, recognizable characters, Carlotta takes on the hospital's smugly authoritarian medical staff, uncovering a decidedly un-Hippocratic scheme, and tries to prevent Paolina from leaving the country to search for her drug-baron father. Barnes ( Coyote ; Steel Guitar ) adroitly connects the two plot lines in a nifty final turn. BOMC featured alternate; QPB selection; author tour. (June)

YA-Every Friday for five weeks, Carlotta Carlyle receives an identical blue envelope containing a different photograph of the same child. On the sixth Friday, she is hired by Emily Woodrow, the child's mother, to investigate Rebecca's death. By the seventh week, Emily has disappeared. Carlotta's investigation, including sufficient telling detail to allow readers a sense of participating in the events, moves briskly through the medical world of a research hospital to a satisfying resolution. Teens are offered a pleasant escape from their daily lives as they accompany Carlotta in her fifth mystery.

SNAPSHOT
"SNAPSHOT is destined to secure Barnes' position in the hotshot ranks of detective fiction."
-Arizona Republic
COYOTE
"Like the best of the new detectives...[Carlotta Carlyle] is a woman of wit and gravity, compassion and toughness, a heroine worth spending time with.... [Those of us] who yearn for whodunits with character as well wrought as plot, can only thank Linda Barnes."-The New York Times Book Review
"Linda Barnes is once again brilliant. Coyote is damned good."-Robert B. Parker
"Carlotta Carlyle is better than ever and Coyote is the perfect vehicle."-Sue Grafton
"Linda Barnes has another winner in Coyote...a great, only-in-Boston climax."-Jeremiah Healy
"The most refreshing, creative female character to hit mystery fiction since Sue Grafton's
Kinsey Millhone...the other first ladies of crime better watch their backs."-People
"Her first person prose is well-honed, and her touch is sure enough to float her fast-paced narrative while still allowing for sharp development of an intriguing cast of characters...best of all, Barnes can turn a phrase well enough to make even Paretsky and Grafton jealous."
-Houston Chronicle
DEEP POCKETS
"[There's] plenty to keep a reader chasing after the delightful Carlyle while she chases after the bad guys."-Entertainment Weekly
"Barnes weaves an intricate web with a pleasingly poisonous spider at its center...Barnes makes superb use of the town-grown tensions...the twists and turns in this nail-biter are at once startling without ever becoming absurd."-Publishers Weekly
"With Deep Pockets, Barnes locks in her position as one of the foremost practitioners of middle-of-the-road, character-based mystery...I suppose I could have put it down. But I didn't want to."-Orson Scott Card
THE BIG DIG
"Pure pleasure."-Kirkus Reviews
"A true page-turner...nobody knows Boston like Linda Barnes's red-haired private investigator Carlotta Carlyle...Barnes's knack for crisp, snappy dialogue, and devising a mystery that has both timeless and contemporary appeal is a winner."-Boston Herald

"Barnes grabs the detective genre by the throat but rarely lets style overtake substance. The plot is thick and original and sure to surprise."-Washington Times
"Carlotta Carlyle combines the sensitivity of Robert Parker's Spenser with the stubbornness of Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski and she's rapidly carving out a place of her own."-Chicago Tribune
"A shrewd piece of writing, well researched and smartly told."-Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
"Carlotta is an engaging narrator with a brisk, easygoing style...a worthy competitor in the private eye business."-The Washington Post
THE SNAKE TATTOO
"A rivetingly well-told story."-Publishers Weekly
"Barnes' crisp writing and winsome cab-driving detective make this a smooth ride from start to stop...Carlyle earns rave reviews and a plea for encores."-Cincinnati Post
"Move over Spenser, make permanent room on the streets of Boston for another sleuth who's big (six feet one), strong and tough as nails but soft at the core."-Entertainment Weekly
"It's always a pleasure to spend time with this zesty detective...Carlotta has class and spirit to spare."
-Baltimore Sun


SNAPSHOT is destined to secure Barnes' position in the hotshot ranks of detective fiction. "Arizona Republic on Snapshot"

Like the best of the new detectives...[Carlotta Carlyle] is a woman of wit and gravity, compassion and toughness, a heroine worth spending time with.... [Those of us] who yearn for whodunits with character as well wrought as plot, can only thank Linda Barnes. "The New York Times Book Review on Coyote"

Linda Barnes is once again brilliant. Coyote is damned good. "Robert B. Parker on Coyote"

Carlotta Carlyle is better than ever and Coyote is the perfect vehicle. "Sue Grafton on Coyote"

Linda Barnes has another winner in Coyote...a great, only-in-Boston climax. "Jeremiah Healy on Coyote"

The most refreshing, creative female character to hit mystery fiction since Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone...the other first ladies of crime better watch their backs. "People on Coyote"

Her first person prose is well-honed, and her touch is sure enough to float her fast-paced narrative while still allowing for sharp development of an intriguing cast of characters...best of all, Barnes can turn a phrase well enough to make even Paretsky and Grafton jealous. "Houston Chronicle on Coyote"

[There's] plenty to keep a reader chasing after the delightful Carlyle while she chases after the bad guys. "Entertainment Weekly on Deap Pockets"

Barnes weaves an intricate web with a pleasingly poisonous spider at its center...Barnes makes superb use of the town-grown tensions...the twists and turns in this nail-biter are at once startling without ever becoming absurd. "Publishers Weekly on Deap Pockets"

With Deep Pockets, Barnes locks in her position as one of the foremost practitioners of middle-of-the-road, character-based mystery...I suppose I could have put it down. But I didn't want to. Orson Scott Card on Deap Pockets

Pure pleasure. "Kirkus Reviews on The Big Dig"

A true page-turner...nobody knows Boston like Linda Barnes's red-haired private investigator Carlotta Carlyle...Barnes's knack for crisp, snappy dialogue, and devising a mystery that has both timeless and contemporary appeal is a winner. "Boston Herald on The Big Dig"

Barnes grabs the detective genre by the throat but rarely lets style overtake substance. The plot is thick and original and sure to surprise. "Washington Times on The Big Dig"

Carlotta Carlyle combines the sensitivity of Robert Parker's Spenser with the stubbornness of Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski and she's rapidly carving out a place of her own. "Chicago Tribune on The Big Dig"

A shrewd piece of writing, well researched and smartly told. "Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review on The Big Dig"

Carlotta is an engaging narrator with a brisk, easygoing style...a worthy competitor in the private eye business. "The Washington Post on The Big Dig"

A rivetingly well-told story. "Publishers Weekly on The Snake Tattoo"

Barnes' crisp writing and winsome cab-driving detective make this a smooth ride from start to stop...Carlyle earns rave reviews and a plea for encores. "Cincinnati Post on The Snake Tattoo"

Move over Spenser, make permanent room on the streets of Boston for another sleuth who's big (six feet one), strong and tough as nails but soft at the core. "Entertainment Weekly on The Snake Tattoo"

It's always a pleasure to spend time with this zesty detective...Carlotta has class and spirit to spare. "Baltimore Sun on The Snake Tattoo""


"SNAPSHOT is destined to secure Barnes' position in the hotshot ranks of detective fiction." --Arizona Republic on Snapshot

"Like the best of the new detectives...[Carlotta Carlyle] is a woman of wit and gravity, compassion and toughness, a heroine worth spending time with.... [Those of us] who yearn for whodunits with character as well wrought as plot, can only thank Linda Barnes." --The New York Times Book Review on Coyote

"Linda Barnes is once again brilliant. Coyote is damned good." --Robert B. Parker on Coyote

"Carlotta Carlyle is better than ever and Coyote is the perfect vehicle." --Sue Grafton on Coyote

"Linda Barnes has another winner in Coyote...a great, only-in-Boston climax." --Jeremiah Healy on Coyote

"The most refreshing, creative female character to hit mystery fiction since Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone...the other first ladies of crime better watch their backs." --People on Coyote

"Her first person prose is well-honed, and her touch is sure enough to float her fast-paced narrative while still allowing for sharp development of an intriguing cast of characters...best of all, Barnes can turn a phrase well enough to make even Paretsky and Grafton jealous." --Houston Chronicle on Coyote

"[There's] plenty to keep a reader chasing after the delightful Carlyle while she chases after the bad guys." --Entertainment Weekly on Deap Pockets

"Barnes weaves an intricate web with a pleasingly poisonous spider at its center...Barnes makes superb use of the town-grown tensions...the twists and turns in this nail-biter are at once startling without ever becoming absurd." --Publishers Weekly on Deap Pockets

"With Deep Pockets, Barnes locks in her position as one of the foremost practitioners of middle-of-the-road, character-based mystery...I suppose I could have put it down. But I didn't want to." --Orson Scott Card on Deap Pockets

"Pure pleasure." --Kirkus Reviews on The Big Dig

"A true page-turner...nobody knows Boston like Linda Barnes's red-haired private investigator Carlotta Carlyle...Barnes's knack for crisp, snappy dialogue, and devising a mystery that has both timeless and contemporary appeal is a winner." --Boston Herald on The Big Dig

"Barnes grabs the detective genre by the throat but rarely lets style overtake substance. The plot is thick and original and sure to surprise." --Washington Times on The Big Dig

"Carlotta Carlyle combines the sensitivity of Robert Parker's Spenser with the stubbornness of Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski and she's rapidly carving out a place of her own." --Chicago Tribune on The Big Dig

"A shrewd piece of writing, well researched and smartly told." --Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review on The Big Dig

"Carlotta is an engaging narrator with a brisk, easygoing style...a worthy competitor in the private eye business." --The Washington Post on The Big Dig

"A rivetingly well-told story." --Publishers Weekly on The Snake Tattoo

"Barnes' crisp writing and winsome cab-driving detective make this a smooth ride from start to stop...Carlyle earns rave reviews and a plea for encores." --Cincinnati Post on The Snake Tattoo

"Move over Spenser, make permanent room on the streets of Boston for another sleuth who's big (six feet one), strong and tough as nails but soft at the core." --Entertainment Weekly on The Snake Tattoo

"It's always a pleasure to spend time with this zesty detective...Carlotta has class and spirit to spare." --Baltimore Sun on The Snake Tattoo


-SNAPSHOT is destined to secure Barnes' position in the hotshot ranks of detective fiction.- --Arizona Republic on Snapshot

-Like the best of the new detectives...[Carlotta Carlyle] is a woman of wit and gravity, compassion and toughness, a heroine worth spending time with.... [Those of us] who yearn for whodunits with character as well wrought as plot, can only thank Linda Barnes.- --The New York Times Book Review on Coyote

-Linda Barnes is once again brilliant. Coyote is damned good.- --Robert B. Parker on Coyote

-Carlotta Carlyle is better than ever and Coyote is the perfect vehicle.- --Sue Grafton on Coyote

-Linda Barnes has another winner in Coyote...a great, only-in-Boston climax.- --Jeremiah Healy on Coyote

-The most refreshing, creative female character to hit mystery fiction since Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone...the other first ladies of crime better watch their backs.- --People on Coyote

-Her first person prose is well-honed, and her touch is sure enough to float her fast-paced narrative while still allowing for sharp development of an intriguing cast of characters...best of all, Barnes can turn a phrase well enough to make even Paretsky and Grafton jealous.- --Houston Chronicle on Coyote

-[There's] plenty to keep a reader chasing after the delightful Carlyle while she chases after the bad guys.- --Entertainment Weekly on Deap Pockets

-Barnes weaves an intricate web with a pleasingly poisonous spider at its center...Barnes makes superb use of the town-grown tensions...the twists and turns in this nail-biter are at once startling without ever becoming absurd.- --Publishers Weekly on Deap Pockets

-With Deep Pockets, Barnes locks in her position as one of the foremost practitioners of middle-of-the-road, character-based mystery...I suppose I could have put it down. But I didn't want to.- --Orson Scott Card on Deap Pockets

-Pure pleasure.- --Kirkus Reviews on The Big Dig

-A true page-turner...nobody knows Boston like Linda Barnes's red-haired private investigator Carlotta Carlyle...Barnes's knack for crisp, snappy dialogue, and devising a mystery that has both timeless and contemporary appeal is a winner.- --Boston Herald on The Big Dig

-Barnes grabs the detective genre by the throat but rarely lets style overtake substance. The plot is thick and original and sure to surprise.- --Washington Times on The Big Dig

-Carlotta Carlyle combines the sensitivity of Robert Parker's Spenser with the stubbornness of Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski and she's rapidly carving out a place of her own.- --Chicago Tribune on The Big Dig

-A shrewd piece of writing, well researched and smartly told.- --Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review on The Big Dig

-Carlotta is an engaging narrator with a brisk, easygoing style...a worthy competitor in the private eye business.- --The Washington Post on The Big Dig

-A rivetingly well-told story.- --Publishers Weekly on The Snake Tattoo

-Barnes' crisp writing and winsome cab-driving detective make this a smooth ride from start to stop...Carlyle earns rave reviews and a plea for encores.- --Cincinnati Post on The Snake Tattoo

-Move over Spenser, make permanent room on the streets of Boston for another sleuth who's big (six feet one), strong and tough as nails but soft at the core.- --Entertainment Weekly on The Snake Tattoo

-It's always a pleasure to spend time with this zesty detective...Carlotta has class and spirit to spare.- --Baltimore Sun on The Snake Tattoo

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