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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (464 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Barnes Narrator: Margaret Whitton Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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A case almost a quarter of a century cold turns red hot again when Linda Barnes's detective and part-time cabby, Carlotta Carlyle, gets ensnared in the hunt for the source of a manuscript in the unmistakable voice of Thea Janis, the young literary sensation who disappeared twenty-four years ago at the height of her fame. Thea was 15 when she vanished, after Nightmare's Dawn, her brilliant debut novel, propelled her and her prominent Boston family into the painful glare of the spotlight society reserves for genius. Now, pages from an inflammatory new manuscript are appearing, written in a voice that could be none other than Thea's. But a madman sits in a Massachusetts state prison, convicted of her murder. The cold case squad of the Boston Police, specializing in old unsolved mysteries, won't touch this one - they want to keep it irrevocably closed. Thea's brother, a dashing politician, is in the middle of a hotly contested gubernatorial race and has other problems, with a fiery young wife and a reputation for ruthlessness. Thea's older sister has withdrawn into her own oblivion. And her aristocratic mother finds her refuge in a bottle. Who wrote the new manuscript? Who is sending it piecemeal to Thea's family, demanding chapter-by-chapter blackmail? Who is playing games with Carlotta with every loaded word? Is Thea alive or dead? Is the author a victim, a plagiarist...or a killer? Carlotta Carlyle confronts demons from the past and from the present as she peels back layer upon layer of a glittering family's dark secrets in Cold Case, her toughest and most intriguing assignment yet. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 12/11/2013

    " Good mystery...takes place in the Boston area. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 11/6/2013

    " I enjoy the Carlotta Carlyle character. This detective story was a little transparent from the poetry and the promiscuousness of a 14 year old girl. The psychiatrist must have been a real do do head. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Petula Darling | 7/3/2013

    " For enjoyability I'd give this book 4 stars, but the overall story just didn't hold together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 6/5/2013

    " Love all the Carlotta Carlyle books. Linda Barnes is an excellent writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 5/16/2013

    " Very well written, kept me reading from cover to cover, and it ended probably the only way it could - but not a happy ending at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bevjirwin | 12/29/2012

    " her best to date-longer,more involved,really good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 11/23/2012

    " A good medium mystery. Think I'd like to try more by the author to get a better feel. Liked her characters for the most part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 5/17/2012

    " Carlotta Carlyle #7 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 4/16/2012

    " This was a good book. I liked this one better then some of the other ones in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 10/27/2011

    " I'm a fan of Carlotta Carlyle so I liked this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 7/27/2011

    " This was my first book by this author. It will not be my last! I love Carlotta and her passion for her work. A fun ride! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Mishap | 7/25/2011

    " There comes a time in every mystery series life when that old case pops up and must be solved, usually because it has a bearing on a current case or someone just really needs to know what happened. That doesn't mean the story will be bad, just that it will happen. Here it is! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 7/10/2011

    " It had a few twists and the main character is bold and sassy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/18/2011

    " I'm a fan of Carlotta Carlyle so I liked this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 1/22/2011

    " This was my first book by this author. It will not be my last! I love Carlotta and her passion for her work. A fun ride! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Petula | 11/27/2010

    " For enjoyability I'd give this book 4 stars, but the overall story just didn't hold together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 5/21/2010

    " I enjoy the Carlotta Carlyle character. This detective story was a little transparent from the poetry and the promiscuousness of a 14 year old girl. The psychiatrist must have been a real do do head. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 3/20/2009

    " Very well written, kept me reading from cover to cover, and it ended probably the only way it could - but not a happy ending at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 11/26/2007

    " Good mystery...takes place in the Boston area. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 8/8/2007

    " Love all the Carlotta Carlyle books. Linda Barnes is an excellent writer. "

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About the Author
Author Linda BarnesLinda Barnes is the author of sixteen previous novels, including her Carlotta Carlyle mystery series. Her work has won the Anthony and American Mystery Awards, and received numerous nominations for the Edgar and Shamus Awards. She was born in Detroit and now lives in the Boston area with her husband and son.
About the Narrator

Margaret Whitton's performing career includes extensive work on and off Broadway, numerous television appearances, and roles in such films as Major League, The Man Without a Face, and Ironweed.