Hard Women

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Harlequin Sales Corporation (Mm), 1994 - Fiction - 253 pages
3 Reviews
Digging into the world of prostitution after the hooker she interviews is killed outside her apartment, Chicago journalist Cat Marsala wonders at the lack of police concern as she encounters streetwalkers and clients of all statuses. Reprint. PW.

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Review: Hard Women: A Cat Marsala Mystery (Cat Marsala Mystery #4)

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

Cat Marsala doing investigative TV bit on prostitutes. Meets some, one is murdered. Good story. Read full review

Review: Hard Women: A Cat Marsala Mystery (Cat Marsala Mystery #4)

User Review  - Joan Schrock - Goodreads

This was light, easy, mystery - main character is a freelance reporter named Cat Marsala. She has a grey parrot named Long John Silver referred to as LJS most of the time. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

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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