tenant landlord dispute arson murder
Always good to read a Carlyle mystery
TWISTY PLOT, COLORFUL STORY AND GREAT CHARAV=CTERS
Carlotta is asked by a fellow volleyball player to help the woman she is a caretaker for. She is having trouble with a greedy developer. Next she is dead and her caretaker is being blamed. Carlotta has to discover who killed her and why. Very good story
I absolutely love the character Carlotta Carlyle, and this book was a wonderful addition to her continuing adventures. Mystery, destruction, and looking after her "little sister" are par for the course, but this one really keeps you guessing til the end!
When six-foot redhead ex-cop and Boston-based private investigator Carlotta Carlyle agrees to help an elderly recluse burglar-proof her apartment, the last thing she expected was that the woman would turn up dead. Now Carlotta must find out why the eccentric yet seemingly harmless Valentine Phipps isolated herself - and needed protection.Who would want to hurt Valentine? What was she hiding behind closed doors? Is there a connection between her murder and an age-old mystery that the city's top brass -- and its real-estate moguls -- want to keep buried? But the most troubling question of all involves the victim's home health aide, Gwen: Why did she introduce Valentine to Carlotta in the first place? The race to catch one of Boston's most ruthless and ambiguous criminals has just begun.
great mystery.. the book ia a bit warn..