Hard Tack

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Worldwide, Jun 1, 1992 - Fiction - 250 pages
3 Reviews
Aboard the Easy Girl, a sixty-two-foot sloop, for a high-society party, Cat Marsala is soon investigating a murder when one of the party's high-profile guests is found murdered. Reprint. AB. PW.

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Hard tack: a Cat Marsala mystery

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Compared to the above two novels, this second effort fares less well. Cat Marsala, the Chicago freelance journalist sleuth who debuted in Hardball ( LJ 1/90), intends to write an article about ... Read full review

Review: Hard Tack: A Cat Marsala Mystery (Cat Marsala Mystery #2)

User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

This was a fascinating 'locked room' mystery. Ms. D'Amoto is so good at writing scenes - I felt 'seasick' while reading the ending storm chapter. Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Barbara D'Amato is a playwright, novelist, and crime researcher. She was born in Michigan. D'Amato held jobs as a carpenter on magic shows, assistant surgical orderly, assistant to a wild animal act, stage manager, and legal researcher. She is a past president of Sisters in Crime International and serves on the board of the Mystery Writers of America. D'Amato wrote a children's musical, The Magic of Young Houdini, and two musical comedies for adults. She was nominated for the Anthony award for her novel On My Honor and was the runner-up for the Nero Wolfe Award for the novel Hard Women. The Doctor, The Murder, The Mystery won the Anthony and Agatha Awards for Best True Crime and was used as the basis for a segment on the TV show, Unsolved Mysteries.

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