Cold Case

Cold Case

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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.

Author: Linda Barnes
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thri
Published: 08/17/2021
Pages: 356
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.35h x 5.59w x 0.94d
ISBN: 9781504068475

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.