Available for the first time in one volume: three delectably puzzling mystery stories-including the Anthony Award-winning story "Lucky Penny"-starring the inimitable taxi-driving Boston private investigator Carlotta Carlyle 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). Struggling PI Carlotta Carlyle drives a cab at night to make ends meet. She's almost done with the night shift when a fare tries to rob her, and her moonlighting gig becomes a crime scene. Unfortunately for the thief, nothing ruffles Carlotta. As she figures out why she was targeted, she uncovers startling information. Whether Carlotta is flying cross-country to safeguard a blues musician's priceless guitar or stopping a killing at Fenway Park, this flame-haired, six-foot-one detective knows to never let a felony get in the way of a good time. In these three stories-"Lucky Penny," "Miss Gibson," and "Stealing First,"-acclaimed author Linda Barnes demonstrates precisely what makes Carlotta Carlyle one of mystery fiction's most distinctive and engaging private detectives.
by Linda Barnes
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