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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399803922

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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**A New York Times Best Crime Mystery of the Year**

‘Nanette Hayes may be the most charismatic crime-fiction heroine to appear in the last decade’ Booklist

In the third book in the Nanette Hayes series, Nanette finds a voodoo doll is bringing her some much needed luck. . . until the doll’s maker is murdered and she is dragged into the investigation.

Nanette is on the rocks. Heartbroken and alone in New York, she finds what comfort she can in the bottom of a bottle. But her life seems to turn around when she’s given a voodoo doll, so much so that Nanette seeks out the doll’s creator, Ida, to thank her. That’s when Nanette’s luck seems to run out, and Ida ends up with a bullet in her head.

Guilt-ridden, Nanette resolves to get justice for her new friend, only to find that Ida was hiding some dark skeletons in her closet. Now plunged into a dangerous world she doesn’t understand, Nanette will have to team up with some unlikely allies, like her estranged father, a high school principal, and Leland Sweet, an NYPD officer with whom Nanette has some major history. But will Nanette solve Ida’s murder or fall victim to the same forces that brought Ida down?

Originally published in the 1990s, this stylish piece of noir is an original and page-turning read starring an unforgettable heroine.

PRAISE FOR THE NANETTE HAYES MYSTERIES:

‘Funky scenes of New York’s musical underworld. . . [a] sweet and saucy narrative voice’ The New York Times on Drumsticks

‘Style’s the thing in this breezy, sexy mystery narrated by Nanette, a French-speaking, sax-playing street musician’ Publisher’s Weekly

‘This Grace Jones lookalike with a degree in French is a splendid creation’ Sunday Telegraph

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Reviews

'Nanette Hayes may be the most charismatic crime-fiction heroine to appear in the last decade'
Booklist
'Style's the thing in this breezy, sexy mystery narrated by Nanette, a French-speaking, sax-playing street musician'
Publishers Weekly
'A terrific novel, from those witty, subversive opening sentences, to the edgy, melancholy and very satisfying ending'
Margo Jefferson, author of Negroland
'Charlotte Carter has . . . the practical discipline needed to craft functional, human sentences [that] flow one into the next without embellishment or posturing'
Crime Times
'This Grace Jones lookalike with a degree in French is a splendid creation'
Sunday Telegraph
'The sweet, clear sound of Nanette's musical voice keeps us on her corner, tossing all the change we've got'
The New York Times on Rhode Island Red
'This high-spirited tour of Paris has terrific charm . . . with the infectious energy of eternal youth'
The New York Times on Coq au Vin
'Funky scenes of New York's musical underworld . . . [a] sweet and saucy narrative voice'
The New York Times on Drumsticks
'This year's most original fictional detective ­- a sassy, black intellectual and saxophonist who is plunged into mayhem when an undercover cop gets killed in her apartment'
Good Housekeeping on Rhode Island Red
'The love affair between jazz, black musicians and Paris is an eternal story; Carter illuminates it with rare intelligence and a gripping vortex of thrills, feeling and wit'
Time Out on Coq Au Vin

The Nanette Hayes Mysteries