Linda Barnes is the author of 16 mystery novels, including 12 Carlotta Carlyle mysteries set in Boston. Her Boston characters deal with daily questions of good and evil. Her 6’1” redheaded Boston private eye confronts crime on a daily basis and manages to keep a moral center in spite of her brushes with evil. Barnes won the Anthony Award and nominations for both the Shamus Award and the American Mystery Award for Best Short Story for Lucky Penny in 1985. In 1987 she received the American Mystery Award for Best Private Eye Novel and nominations for the Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus awards for A Trouble of Fools. This is the third in a series of three programs on Contemporary Crime, sponsored by the Trustees of the Needham Free Public Library. (lemontwist)
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