Genre Mystery fiction
Name Linda Barnes
Alma mater Boston University
Education Boston University
|Born December 6, 1949 (age 66) (1949-12-06) |
Notable works Carlotta Carlyle series
Awards Anthony Award for Best Short Story
Nominations Edgar Award for Best Novel, Shamus Award for Best P. I. Short Story
Books The Perfect Ghost, A Trouble of Fools, Lie down with the devil, The Snake Tattoo, Deep pockets
Similar People Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Sue Grafton, Eric Orton
Linda Barnes (born December 6, 1949) is an American mystery writer.
- Michael Spraggue series
- Carlotta Carlyle series
- Em Moore
- Book reviews
Linda Barnes was born and raised in Detroit, and graduated cum laude from the School of Fine and Applied Arts at Boston University. After college, Barnes became a drama teacher and director at Chelmsford and Lexington, Massachusetts schools. While teaching drama, Barnes wrote two plays, the award-winning "Wings" and "Prometheus", and went on to write highly successful mystery novels.
Linda Barnes lives near Boston with her husband.
Barnes is best known for her series featuring Carlotta Carlyle, a 6'1" redheaded detective from Boston. Carlotta Carlyle is in the tradition of the hard-boiled female detectives created by Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky.