Cold CaseHired to find a missing novelist, Boston private investigator Carlotta Carlyle gets tangled up in a cutthroat political campaign
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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“With a stylish pro like Barnes doing the plotting, this chilling case won’t leave you cold.” —People
“An intricate, whodunit-and-why…Barnes is an adroit storyteller and she makes her large cast of interesting characters come alive.” – Chicago Tribune
“Absorbing . . . Barnes keeps readers flipping pages.” —Orlando Sentinel
“Barnes is a master storyteller, and her latest—in a series that just keeps getting better—is a riveting read that is at once poignant, funny, sad, suspenseful, and hopeful. A must for every mystery fan!” —Booklist
“A satisfying, complex tale.” —Entertainment Weekly
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.