Carlotta Carlyle

15 books in series
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Lucky Penny Summary

Now available in audio, the Anthony Award-winning short story that started it all. In Lucky Penny, award-winning author Linda Barnes introduces the red-headed, jazz-loving, cab-driving Bostonian and Private Investigator Carlotta Carlyle.

As Carlotta lounges in her cab one night while waiting for a fare, the part-time cabbie is accosted and robbed at gun point. When she is unable to get any assistance from the police, Carlotta sets out on her own to recover the stolen goods and bring the perp to justice.

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  • Book 0.5

    • Lucky Penny

    • By: Linda Barnes
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Now available in audio, the Anthony Award-winning short story that started it all. In Lucky Penny, award-winning author Linda Barnes introduces the red-headed, jazz-loving, cab-driving Bostonian and Private Investigator Carlotta Carlyle. As Carlotta lounges in her cab one night while waiting for a fare, the part-time cabbie is accosted and robbed at gun point. When she is unable to get any assistance from the police, Carlotta sets out on her own to recover the stolen goods and bring the perp to justice.

    Regular price: £6.79

  • Book 1

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  • Book 3

    • Coyote

    • By: Linda Barnes
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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    When Carlotta Carlyle agrees to help a mysterious woman locate her missing immigration card, she doesn't anticipate any complications. But then her client disappears, and the immigration card in question turns up on the dead body of another woman. Suddenly, Carlotta is plunged into the desperate world of illegal aliens, the cold-hearted immigration agents who hunt them down, and the deadly “coyotes” who bring the innocents across the border.

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 10

    • Deep Pockets

    • A Carlotta Carlyle Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Linda Barnes
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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    Harvard professor Wilson Chaney has a secret and somebody knows it. His adulterous affair with a freshman ended just weeks before she wound up dead. The sole trace of his infatuation is a stack of missing love letters - and they’ve fallen into the wrong hands… Carlotta Carlyle takes the case to find his blackmailer and retrieve the letters. Six-foot-one and red-haired, this private eye doesn’t blink when the going gets tough.

    Regular price: £20.39

  • Book 11

    • Heart of the World

    • By: Linda Barnes
    • Narrated by: Nancy Ticotin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
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    But there are girls who vanish and never come back, girls whose clean white bones are dug up years later in vacant lots and distant forests. Carlotta Carlyle's latest case, investigating the disappearance of her adopted little sister Paolina, could change her life forever.

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    • Stealing First

    • A Carlotta Carlyle Short Story
    • By: Linda Barnes
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Now available in audio, originally published in the Boston Globe Magazine, a short story featuring award-winning author Linda Barnes’ feisty, redheaded, cab-driving, ex-cop private investigator, Carlotta Carlyle. On a great day to take in a ball game at Fenway, a seemingly harmless run-in with a familiar petty thief throws Carlotta into a wild chase through the park that turns up something far more interesting than the final score.

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    • Miss Gibson

    • By: Linda Barnes
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 41 mins
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    Now available in audio, originally published in Women on the Case, an anthology of 26 original stories by the best women in crime writing, a short story featuring Linda Barnes’ feisty, red-headed, ex-cop Private Investigator, Carlotta Carlyle. Carlotta can’t stay away when she’s offered a beautiful piece of classic blues history - the guitar of blues and gospel legend Reverend Gary Davis - in return for finding and stopping the uncomfortable advances of a blues-singing rock star’s stalker.

    Regular price: £6.59