1. The Snake Tattoo

    The Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries

    Linda Barnes

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    Hailed by Sue Grafton as “a true original,” ex-cop turned private eye Carlotta Carlyle risks her neck in Boston’s Combat Zone for two very different clients

    Carlotta Carlyle is halfway through a pizza when her former boss, Lieutenant Mooney of the Boston Police, shows up at her door needing help even more than Carlotta needs a case. In a Combat Zone bar, Mooney got into a scrap with a stranger over a woman. Now the stranger is comatose, the woman has vanished, and Mooney has been suspended. He wants Carlotta to find the blond hooker with a snake tattoo who witnessed the brawl, and who can exonerate him.

    Doing surveillance in the Zone, Carlotta gets a second case. A ritzy prep school kid with a bloody lip hires her to find his missing girlfriend. Drawn into two different yet equally dangerous worlds where dead bodies are showing up, Carlotta has only two weeks to save the most honest cop in Boston from going to jail, and to find a girl whose privileged parents don’t seem to care that she’s run away.

    The Snake Tattoo was named an outstanding book of the year by the London Times.

    The Snake Tattoo is the 2nd book in the Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
  2. Pub Date
    07/07/2015
    Publisher
    Open Road Integrated Media
    ISBN13
    9781504014274
    Format
    Ebook

Editorial Reviews

  • “One of the most sparkling and irresistible heroines ever to grace the pages of a whodunit.” —Chicago Sun-Times

  • “A smooth ride from start to stop. . . . Carlyle earns rave reviews and a plea for encores.” —The Cincinnati Post

  • “The most refreshing, creative female character to hit mystery fiction since Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone.” —People

  • “The genuine article: a straightforward, funny, thoroughly American mystery heroine.” —New York Post


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Linda Barnes

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.