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Author: Barnes, Linda Set In . . .
 North America, USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Boston
Genre: Mystery
Time Frame: 1990s
Published: 1999
“The most refreshing, creative female character to hit mystery fiction since Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone” is back—in four more fast-paced crime thrillers (People).
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).
Snapshot: A series of strange photos draws Carlotta into a chilling case of medical malpractice.
Snapshot is destined to secure Barnes’ position in the hotshot ranks of detective fiction.” —Arizona Republic
Hardware: After a series of assaults on cabbies, Carlotta’s moonlighting job as a taxi driver turns into the most dangerous, high-octane case of her career.
“Ms. Barnes makes a fist and puts some muscle in this strong plot about an extortionist scheme to corner the market in the taxi medallions.” —The New York Times Book Review
Cold Case: Hired to find a long-missing novelist, Carlotta gets tangled up in a cutthroat political campaign.
“With a stylish pro like Barnes doing the plotting, this chilling case won’t leave you cold.” —People
Flashpoint: Carlotta tries not to get scorched when an arsonist targets her.
“[Flashpoint] further cement[s] [Carlotta’s] place in the pantheon of contemporary P.I.s.” —Chicago Tribune
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