Deep pockets / Linda Barnes.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Hired by a respected Harvard professor whose indiscretions with a student are being threatened by a blackmailer, Boston private investigator Carlotta Carlyle struggles with her morals to track down the blackmailer.
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    • ABNT:
      BARNES, L. Deep pockets. 1st ed. [s. l.]: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2004. ISBN 0312282710. Disponível em: Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Barnes L. Deep Pockets. 1st ed. St. Martin’s Minotaur; 2004. Accessed November 24, 2020.
    • APA:
      Barnes, L. (2004). Deep pockets (1st ed.). St. Martin’s Minotaur.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Barnes, Linda. 2004. Deep Pockets. 1st ed. Carlotta Carlyle: 10. St. Martin’s Minotaur.
    • Harvard:
      Barnes, L. (2004) Deep pockets. 1st ed. St. Martin’s Minotaur (Carlotta Carlyle: 10). Available at: (Accessed: 24 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Barnes, L 2004, Deep pockets, 1st ed., Carlotta Carlyle: 10, St. Martin’s Minotaur, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Barnes, Linda. Deep Pockets. 1st ed., St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2004. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Barnes, Linda. Deep Pockets. 1st ed. Carlotta Carlyle: 10. St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2004.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Barnes L. Deep pockets [Internet]. 1st ed. St. Martin’s Minotaur; 2004 [cited 2020 Nov 24]. (Carlotta Carlyle: 10). Available from:


Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 February 2004

Carlotta Carlyle brings a lot of heft to her Boston private-eye business. Formerly a police detective, on both major-crime and homicide beats, Carlyle applies hard-won street smarts to the job. What makes Carlyle convincing as she narrates her adventures is the lightness with which she carries her background and the wit she applies to her observations of clients and her own situation. (She has a lot in common with Robert B. Parker's Spenser, in both locale and personality.) In the tenth Carlyle case, a Harvard prof seeks Carlotta's help when he is blackmailed over an affair he had with a student who subsequently died in a boathouse fire. Carlyle becomes much more interested in the student's death than the professor's plight and moves into an examination of Harvard cover-ups of student tragedies. Although the plotting here sometimes seems forced and the narrative rambling, Carlyle remains an intriguing protagonist, and her latest will be of interest to fans of the series and of female private eyes in general. ((Reviewed February 1, 2004)) Copyright 2004 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2004 March #1

A black Harvard professor having an affair with a white student hires Carlotta to find his blackmailer, but her investigation uncovers a suspicious death as well. Barnes's tenth Carlotta Carlyle adventure features slick, winning prose and a nifty plot. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2004 February #4

In her 10th robust Carlotta Carlyle mystery (after 2002's The Big Dig), Barnes weaves an intricate web with a pleasingly poisonous spider at its center. African-American Harvard professor Wilson Chaney asks Boston PI Carlotta for help because someone is blackmailing him over his affair with Delani Brinkman, a seductive Harvard rowing star. When Delani turns up dead in a boathouse on the Charles, incinerated on a gasoline-soaked futon, a note left by the victim suggests suicide. But Brinkman herself remains quite the puzzle-a loner who slept with her kayak in her room, then abandoned her dorm to camp in the university boathouse: "Her mother was an American Indian.... Her father was Swiss, but she didn't learn that until much later. She had no brothers and sisters. She never went hungry, but there wasn't much kindness in her life." When Delani's ex-con boyfriend is killed by a hit-run driver on a dark city street, suspicion points back to the urbane Professor Chaney-or does it? Almost every character carries a secret, including Carlotta, who's gingerly resuming her romance with a charming Mafioso. If a couple of red herrings aren't fully explained, Barnes makes superb use of town-gown tensions and the contrasting worlds of Harvard bureaucrats, blue-collar cons, the Brattle Street swells and more. The twists and turns in this nail-biter are at once startling without ever becoming absurd. 3-city author tour. (Mar. 8) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.