Lie Down with the Devil

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Macmillan, Aug 5, 2008 - Fiction - 292 pages
21 Reviews

Bestseller and multiple award–winning author Linda Barnes returns with the most personal case to date for her popular Boston PI, Carlotta Carlyle. Carlotta, in unfamiliar territory working on her own behalf, finds herself in the middle of a complicated case that has as much to do with the people she loves as the backstreets of Boston, and beyond.

For starters, Carlotta wants to know what her on-again, off-again boyfriend Sam Gianelli did to earn himself a secret indictment for murder that’s keeping him out of the country. A man with plenty of secrets, he won’t tell her anything, much less let her help, and she isn’t having any more luck with her old friends at the Boston PD. Sam’s exile could be connected to the mob—he is in the family—but she’s not buying it. It couldn’t be that simple. Nothing involving Sam ever is.

Faced with nothing but dead ends, Carlotta goes back to basics and takes a case for a nervous bride-to-be who wants to make sure her fiancé is being faithful. Simple enough, but when her client turns up dead, Carlotta catches the kind of break she wished she hadn’t.

While nothing is as it seems in Lie Down with the Devil, one thing is clear: Readers know that when they’re reading Linda Barnes, they’re in the hands of a maestro.

  

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Barnes' writing is smart and entertaining! - Goodreads
The ending is very good. - Goodreads
Barnes writing is sharp and to the point. - Goodreads

Review: Lie Down with the Devil (A Carlotta Carlyle Mystery #12)

User Review  - Lynn Lerch - Goodreads

Carlotta Carlisle is missing her boyfriend,Sam Gianelli who is out of the country. While out he is indicted in a secret indictment. Carlotta is looking to find Sam and decides to take on a client who ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down with the Devil (A Carlotta Carlyle Mystery #12)

User Review  - Jaksie (jkcosmos) Cosmos - Goodreads

Carlotta very interesting protagonist. & the setting in Boston & this area works. Loved the book! Linda Barnes really gets it. Bravo! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
25
Section 4
31
Section 5
37
Section 6
41
Section 7
45
Section 8
51
Section 22
141
Section 23
151
Section 24
159
Section 25
165
Section 26
177
Section 27
181
Section 28
185
Section 29
191

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
113
Section 19
119
Section 20
125
Section 21
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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About the author (2008)

LINDA BARNES is the author of fifteen previous novels, eleven of which are Carlotta Carlyle mysteries. Her work has won the Anthony and American Mystery awards, and received numerous nominations for the Shamus and Edgar awards. Born in Detroit, she lives in the Boston area with her husband and son. Visit her Web site at www.lindabarnes.com.