By Linda Barnes
allow pass from the Beantown police strength for insubordination, six-foot-tall, redheaded ex-cop, part-time taxi driving force, and neophyte deepest eye Carlotta Carlyle is prepared for company. Her first customer is the genteel and aged Margaret Devens, whose brother, Eugene, one of many final in a handful of Boston’s getting older Irish cabbies, has by surprise vanished.
The case may be a cinch. Carlotta understands the territory. She even knew Eugene. but if Margaret is attacked, Carlotta fears the disappearance is only one hitch in an even bigger scheme. Trolling the neighborhood pubs for clues isn’t going to hack it. specifically while she reveals herself at odds with the FBI and a Mafia-connected former lover. As a moonlighting cabbie, Carlotta is familiar with the streets good. yet even she has no inspiration simply how risky a path she’s taken . . .
Winner of the yankee secret Award and nominated for either the Edgar and Shamus Awards, this primary publication within the sequence is “beautifully plotted, interesting, relocating, and leavened with wit” (Robert B. Parker).
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A Trouble of Fools (The Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries Book 1) by Linda Barnes