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Publisher Comments:

Better the devil you know…

Boston P.I. Carlotta Carlyle wants to know what her on-again, off-again boyfriend Sam Gianelli did to earn himself the secret indictment for murder thats keeping him out of the country. A man with plenty of secrets, Sam wont tell her anything, much less let her help—and she isnt having any more luck getting info from her old friends at the Boston PD. Sams exile could have something to do with his mob connections, but it cant be that simple. Nothing involving Sam ever is.

than the one you dont.

Finding no easy answers, Carlotta goes back to basics and takes a job working for a jittery bride-to-be who wants to make sure her fiancé is being faithful. The case is simple enough—at first. But Carlotta catches the kind of break she wished she hadnt when her client ends up getting killed. Now, as shes hunting a down a murderer, she cant help but wonder whether love itself isnt the ultimate dead end…

“Utterly compelling.…just sit back and enjoy the ride.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Carlotta Carlyle [is] still one of the standards against which…female PIs measure themselves.”—Baltimore Sun

Review:

"In Barnes's utterly compelling 12th mystery to feature Boston PI Carlotta Carlyle (after 2006's Heart of the World), Carlyle is still engaged to her mob-associated fianc, Sam Gianelli, though she's waiting for Sam to explain why he's disappeared in the wake of rumors linking him to a dead girl. Then a woman calling herself Jessica Franklin visits Carlyle armed with a photograph of Sam and a doubt about his fidelity. After Franklin becomes the victim of a hit-and-run, Carlyle is the most likely suspect. When the police discover that 'Jessica Franklin' is an alias, Carlyle, in more trouble than ever, turns to her old friend and former boss at the Boston PD, Joseph Mooney. Together, they delve into a small community on Cape Cod, where a local Native American tribe is lobbying for land — perhaps to use for a casino. 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 (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Boston P.I. Carlotta Carlyle turns to the mystery in her own life--Sam Gianelli--in this latest installment in one of the best private-eye series ever (Harlan Coben).

Synopsis:

Boston P.I. Carlotta Carlyle wants to know what her on-again, off-again boyfriend Sam Gianelli did to earn himself the secret indictment for murder thats keeping him out of the country. A man with plenty of secrets, Sam wont tell her anything, much less let her help—and she isnt having any more luck getting info from her old friends at the Boston PD. Sams exile could have something to do with his mob connections, but it cant be that simple. Nothing involving Sam ever is.

Finding no easy answers, Carlotta goes back to basics and takes a job working for a jittery bride-to-be who wants to make sure her fiancé is being faithful. The case is simple enough—at first. But Carlotta catches the kind of break she wished she hadnt when her client ends up getting killed. Now, as shes hunting a down a murderer, she cant help but wonder whether love itself isnt the ultimate dead end…

Synopsis:

Bestseller and multiple award-winning author Linda Barnes returns with the most personal case to date for her popular Boston PI, Carlotta Carlyle. Carlotta, in unfamiliar territory working on her own behalf, finds herself in the middle of a complicated case that has as much to do with the people she loves as the backstreets of Boston, and beyond.

For starters, Carlotta wants to know what her on-again, off-again boyfriend Sam Gianelli did to earn himself a secret indictment for murder thats keeping him out of the country. A man with plenty of secrets, he wont tell her anything, much less let her help, and she isnt having any more luck with her old friends at the Boston PD. Sams exile could be connected to the mob—he is in the family—but shes not buying it. It couldnt be that simple. Nothing involving Sam ever is.

Faced with nothing but dead ends, Carlotta goes back to basics and takes a case for a nervous bride-to-be who wants to make sure her fiancé is being faithful. Simple enough, but when her client turns up dead, Carlotta catches the kind of break she wished she hadnt.

While nothing is as it seems in Lie Down with the Devil, one thing is clear: Readers know that when theyre reading Linda Barnes, theyre in the hands of a maestro.

About the Author

LINDA BARNES is the author of fifteen previous novels, eleven of which are Carlotta Carlyle mysteries. Her work has won the Anthony and American Mystery awards, and received numerous nominations for the Shamus and Edgar awards. Born in Detroit, she lives in the Boston area with her husband and son.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312332891
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Author:
Barnes, Linda
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Investigation
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Boston (Mass.)
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective / General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Private Investigators
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 12
Publication Date:
20080805
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.45 x 1 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Barnes's utterly compelling 12th mystery to feature Boston PI Carlotta Carlyle (after 2006's Heart of the World), Carlyle is still engaged to her mob-associated fianc, Sam Gianelli, though she's waiting for Sam to explain why he's disappeared in the wake of rumors linking him to a dead girl. Then a woman calling herself Jessica Franklin visits Carlyle armed with a photograph of Sam and a doubt about his fidelity. After Franklin becomes the victim of a hit-and-run, Carlyle is the most likely suspect. When the police discover that 'Jessica Franklin' is an alias, Carlyle, in more trouble than ever, turns to her old friend and former boss at the Boston PD, Joseph Mooney. Together, they delve into a small community on Cape Cod, where a local Native American tribe is lobbying for land — perhaps to use for a casino. 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 (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Boston P.I. Carlotta Carlyle turns to the mystery in her own life--Sam Gianelli--in this latest installment in one of the best private-eye series ever (Harlan Coben).
"Synopsis" by ,

Boston P.I. Carlotta Carlyle wants to know what her on-again, off-again boyfriend Sam Gianelli did to earn himself the secret indictment for murder thats keeping him out of the country. A man with plenty of secrets, Sam wont tell her anything, much less let her help—and she isnt having any more luck getting info from her old friends at the Boston PD. Sams exile could have something to do with his mob connections, but it cant be that simple. Nothing involving Sam ever is.

Finding no easy answers, Carlotta goes back to basics and takes a job working for a jittery bride-to-be who wants to make sure her fiancé is being faithful. The case is simple enough—at first. But Carlotta catches the kind of break she wished she hadnt when her client ends up getting killed. Now, as shes hunting a down a murderer, she cant help but wonder whether love itself isnt the ultimate dead end…

"Synopsis" by ,

Bestseller and multiple award-winning author Linda Barnes returns with the most personal case to date for her popular Boston PI, Carlotta Carlyle. Carlotta, in unfamiliar territory working on her own behalf, finds herself in the middle of a complicated case that has as much to do with the people she loves as the backstreets of Boston, and beyond.

For starters, Carlotta wants to know what her on-again, off-again boyfriend Sam Gianelli did to earn himself a secret indictment for murder thats keeping him out of the country. A man with plenty of secrets, he wont tell her anything, much less let her help, and she isnt having any more luck with her old friends at the Boston PD. Sams exile could be connected to the mob—he is in the family—but shes not buying it. It couldnt be that simple. Nothing involving Sam ever is.

Faced with nothing but dead ends, Carlotta goes back to basics and takes a case for a nervous bride-to-be who wants to make sure her fiancé is being faithful. Simple enough, but when her client turns up dead, Carlotta catches the kind of break she wished she hadnt.

While nothing is as it seems in Lie Down with the Devil, one thing is clear: Readers know that when theyre reading Linda Barnes, theyre in the hands of a maestro.

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