Best-selling author Linda Barnes’ witty private eye, Carlotta Carlyle, approaches challenging assignments in proper Boston with savvy and compassion. In Cold Case, a decades-old missing person case turns red-hot, threatening Carlotta’s composure and a Massachusetts political race. A mysterious client comes to Carlotta secretly with a wild tale: he has obtained parts of a recently written novel by Thea Janis, the literary sensation who disappeared 24 years ago. As soon as Carlotta begins to hunt for the author, her client calls off the search. But she accidentally discovers Thea’s grave in a nearby cemetery—unearthing a tangle of lies and scandal that Boston’s most prominent citizens will do anything to suppress. With her Edgar Award-winning talents, Linda Barnes creates suspenseful mysteries packed with well-crafted plot twists and stunning surprise endings. Narrator C.J. Critt perfectly voices blue-blooded socialites as well as quirky folk from the seamier side of town.