Books by Barbara Paul

JACK BE QUICK by Barbara Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"But as a primer of strategies for kicking off a gratifyingly varied series of crime stories, this first collection by Paul (Full Frontal Murder, 1997, etc.) could hardly be improved."
Eight of these nine reprints are from the 1990s, and all nine of them, from "Scat" (a club singer's standup colleague is murdered) to "Ho Ho Ho" (murder among the department-store Santas) to "Play Nice" (the killing of a priceless horse in a galaxy far, far away) to "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Corpse" (Geraldine Farrar solves a murder at the 1918 Metropolitan Opera House), are sparkling, lovingly detailed, and effortlessly inventive in setting up their situations. Read full book review >
FULL FRONTAL MURDER by Barbara Paul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Despite a promising setup, below average for this long- running series."
Rita Galloway swears her estranged husband masterminded the botched kidnapping of their son Bobby; Hugh Galloway insists just as strenuously that he had nothing to do with it, and that Rita's a compulsive liar, cheat, and faker of evidence. Read full book review >
FARE PLAY by Barbara Paul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1995

Only three weeks after making Lieutenant in Midtown South, short-staffed Marian Larch catches a case of her own: the shooting of retired toy-maker Oliver Knowles on a bus full of New York witnesses who didn't see a thing, even though one of them, Zoe Esterhaus, had been paid to follow him. Read full book review >
THE APOSTROPHE THIEF by Barbara Paul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1993

"Steadily engrossing procedural—with interesting sidelights on police politics, backstage theater, and collecting lore."
Veteran Paul's beleaguered detective Sergeant Marion Larch, of New York's Ninth Precinct (You Have the Right to Remain Silent, etc.) is fed up with her lazy, loutish partner Foley and with her devious, self-serving Captain di Falco. Read full book review >
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT by Barbara Paul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1992

"An intriguing if not totally convincing plot, an intrepid but vulnerable heroine, and a no- nonsense style—all make for flawed but agreeable entertainment."
The author's Sergeant Marian Larch returns with a solid, if sometimes sluggish, police procedural (You Have the Right to Remain Silent, Good King Sauerkraut, etc.). Read full book review >

The author's best work has been set in New York (Killer Fee, etc.), and her latest is no exception. Read full book review >