CoyoteFor the sake of an illegal immigrant, Boston private investigator and part-time taxi driver Carlotta Carlyle gets involved in a serial murder case
Carlotta Carlyle has just returned home when a dead woman walks through her door. Manuela Estefan is breathing, walking, and talking—but according to the newspaper in her hand, she was just found savagely murdered in a marshy park not far from Fenway. The deceased woman was carrying Manuela’s ID card, and Manuela now begs Carlotta to get it back. Boston PIs aren’t supposed to touch murder cases, but when Carlotta comes back from the kitchen with a glass of water, Manuela has vanished, leaving five crisp hundreds on the table as a silent plea for help.
But this is no ordinary murder case. The woman holding Manuela’s ID is only the first victim in what will prove to be a series of slayings carried out by a vicious maniac—someone who preys on Boston’s immigrant community, but who would not be above going after a tall, red-headed private eye.
Coyote is the 3rd book in the Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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“Carlotta Carlyle is better than ever.” —Sue Grafton
“The third and best Barnes novel to feature Carlyle. . . . Every step of the way, the writing is solid, the plot has a basketful of red herrings, and the characters are all thought out and finely tuned.” —People
“Carlotta is terrific company.” —The New York Times
“A daunting puzzle. . . . [Barnes’s] indomitable but always human heroine . . . and an unflagging pace make this one a must!” —Kirkus Reviews
“A chilling and charming tale. . . . Barnes has hit her stride.” —Cosmopolitan
“[Carlotta is] the genuine article: a straightforward, funny, thoroughly American mystery heroine.” —New York Post
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.