The Perfect Ghost

Mousy and shy to the point of agoraphobic, Em Moore is the writing half of a celebrity biography team. Her charismatic partner, Teddy, does the interviewing and the public...

Stealing First

Now available in audio, originally published in the Boston Globe magazine, a short story featuring award-winning author Linda Barnes' feisty, red-headed, cab-driving, ex-cop...

The Snake Tattoo

Carlotta is eating pizza when two cases are dumped into her denim-clad lap. One will take her into a combat zone of hookers and pimps, the other onto the campus of a wealthy prep...

A Trouble of Fools

As she looks for a missing taxi driver, Carlotta's investigation sends her traveling the pub route with a bunch of blarney-loving geezers whose devotion to the Emerald Isle has...

Miss Gibson

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'...

Deep Pockets

Harvard professor Wilson Chaney's position in life is hanging by a thread; his marriage, his reputation, not to mention his tenure at Harvard are in the hands of a blackmailer,...

Coyote

There’s a mysterious woman who speaks broken English sitting in Carlotta’s office with a newspaper clipping about a mutilated corpse. Suddenly Carlotta is plunged into the...

Lucky Penny

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,...