Snapshot by Linda Barnes

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Every Friday a child's snapshot arrives at the Boston office of P.I. Carlotta Carlyle. There's no note. No return address. Just pictures of the child as a newborn, as a toddler, as a preschooler. Maybe Carlotta should have tossed them all in the trash. Maybe then she wouldn't have gotten mixed up murder.

Discovering what happened to the child in the photos draws Carlotta into a shattered picture of private lives sadly out of focus-and big shots mixed up with deadly conspiracy that stretches from a New England hospital to the Third World. And when she finds her own "little sister" from the Boston Big Sisters program in a different kind of danger, the truth jumps out in harsh black and white. In a world filled with killers and innocence, Carlotta Carlyle may be the only avenging angel left....


About Linda Barnes

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LINDA BARNES is the author of ten previous Carlotta Carlyle mysteries and winner of the Anthony and American Mystery Awards. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and son.
Published July 7, 2015 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller. 404 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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SNAPSHOT Linda Barnes (Delacorte, $19.95) In the latest entry in Linda Barnes' popular mystery series, a distraught mother hires private detective Carlotta Carlyle to investigate the death of her young daughter, who has succumbed to a disease that's rarely fatal.

Jul 09 1993 | Read Full Review of Snapshot

Meisner and his children, David and Nancy, follow a few rules with nautical precision: Keep it fresh, keep it simple, and serve it quickly.

Sep 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Snapshot

The restaurant Dine in Saratoga Springs epitomizes one of the worst traits of high-end Spa City dining: being expensive just for the sake of being expensive.

Jul 18 2010 | Read Full Review of Snapshot

You can feel (chef Patrick Longton’s) passion and enthusiasm in the menu, as well as his respect for the heritage that has made The Wishing Well a part of diners’ lives for generations.

Nov 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Snapshot

Cella is an upscale family restaurant with enormous portions and simple, reliable service and food.

Dec 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Snapshot

Portofino’s Italian Ristorante, tucked into the Travelodge near Latham Circle, is a funny mix of touchingly beautiful chords and skipped notes, like a fledgling orchestra that could make lovely music with more practice.

Oct 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Snapshot

Our efficient Ukrainian server had a similar restrained charm, patiently answering questions at nearly every table about the origins of her delightful accent, without overdoing the entertainment where it wasn’t called for.

Sep 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Snapshot

Dale Miller is one of a select group of executive chefs in the Capital Region with the mature prowess to consistently turn out technically worthy food with artistic precision.

Nov 21 2010 | Read Full Review of Snapshot

Johny’s seems like a work-in-progress that changes frequently as it tries to gauge what it wants to be and what its clientele needs.

Jul 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Snapshot

Service (★): Server disappeared frequently, lacked basic knowledge of the menus, failed to offer timely accommodations and seemed unhappy to serve.

Jan 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Snapshot

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