Linda Barnes: Further Adventures of Carlotta Carlyle (USA 2015)
From the Publisher:
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.
Linda Barnes: Further Adventures of Carlotta Carlyle. Three Mystery Stories. Open Road Media, ISBN: 9781504014533 (July, 2015), 0.96 MB (ca. 37 p.), $1.99.