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The Perfect Ghost
THE PERFECT GHOST
St. Martin's Press Minotaur Books (April 9, 2013)
ISBN: 9781250023636
ISBN10: 1250023637
(Hardcover)
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An outstanding effort from Barnes...
— Booklist


Lie Down with the Devil
LIE DOWN WITH THE DEVIL
(Twelfth in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
St. Martin's Minotaur (August 5, 2008)
ISBN: 0-312-33289-0
(Hardcover)
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The story moves unhesitatingly from point to point, and each character encountered holds his or her space on the page with confidence and distinctiveness. The reader can just sit back and enjoy the ride.
— Publishers Weekly
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Heart of the World
HEART OF THE WORLD
(Eleventh in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
St. Martin's Minotaur (May 2, 2006)
ISBN: 0-312-33287-4
(Hardcover)
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With sensitivity and grace, Linda Barnes demonstrates why Carlyle [is] a treasured mainstay in the field of crime.
— Robert Crais
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Deep Pockets
DEEP POCKETS
(Tenth in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0-312-99728-0
(Paperback)
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No question: Carlotta's tenth case is her best to date. Edgar nominators, take note.
— Kirkus Reviews
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Big Dig
THE BIG DIG
(Ninth in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
St. Martin's Minotaur
ISBN: 0-312-98969-5
(Paperback)
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This book is fast, funny and very smart.
— Toronto Globe & Mail
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FLASHPOINT
(Eighth in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
Hyperion
ISBN: 0-7868-8948-9
(Paperback)
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Barnes's PI Carlotta Carlyle has the full-bodied presence of an old friend.
— Publishers Weekly
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COLD CASE
(Seventh in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0-312-93266-9
(Paperback)
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COLD CASE is as good as it gets! Linda Barnes is one of today's best authors, mystery or not.
— Kate's Mystery Books
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HARDWARE
(Sixth in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
St. Martin's Minotaur
ISBN: 0-312-93265-0
(Paperback)
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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
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Snapshot
SNAPSHOT
(Fifth in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
St. Martin's Minotaur
ISBN: 0-312-93267-7
(Paperback)
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In the ever-increasing crowd of admirable female PIs, Boston-based Carlotta Carlyle is a stand-out.
— Publishers Weekly
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STEEL GUITAR
(Fourth in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0-312-93264-2
(Paperback)
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Carlotta — tall, vivacious, sensitive — unravels all the knots with breathtaking verve, leaving the reader gasping for more. Super.
— — Library Journal
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COYOTE
(Third in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
St. Martin's Minotaur
ISBN: 0-312-93263-4
(Paperback)
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[Carlotta is] perhaps the most engaging of the new breed of female detective.
— Booklist
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THE SNAKE TATTOO
(Second in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
St. Martin's Minotaur
ISBN: 0-312-99355-2
(Paperback)
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A rivetingly well-told story.
— Publishers Weekly
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A TROUBLE OF FOOLS
(First in the Carlotta Carlyle series)
St. Martin's Minotaur
ISBN: 0-312-35943-8
(Paperback)
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Barnes uses all of her finely honed technique to deliver an exciting book.
— Library Journal
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