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Barbara Block

ISBN 1575660628
Publish Date 8/1/1996
Format Paperback
Categories Kensington, General
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"Skillfully carries readers to a satisfying conclusion, Robin Light is an engaging amateur sleuth whom readers will look forward to meeting again."—Publishers Weekly

Full of hairpin turns and gritty, non-stop action, Twister marks the second appearance of Barbara Block's hip, outrageous redhead, Robin Light—an amateur sleuth with a soft spot for puppies, parakeets, bunnies and boas...and a knack for finding herself at the scene of the crime.

Robin is just getting Noah's Ark, her Syracuse pet shop, settled into its new digs after a disastrous fire when her old friend Lynn Gordon appears in her white linen suit and matching Jaguar to whisk Robin away to the wrong side of town. Robin figures she's just along for the ride...until Lynn is found kneeling over a dead body and confession to a crime Robin is certain she didn't commit.

As the city seethes—and temperatures climb—the crime trail twists and turns and finally heats up to reveal shocking ties to another murder...and Robin finds herself caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. It is a game she intends to win...

If she survives long enough...

About Barbara Block:

Barbara Block is the author of the Robin Light Mystery Series, Twister, In Plain Sight, Scent of Murder, and Vanishing Act. Her upcoming release, Endangered Species, will be available in September of 1999. She was recently named one of Booklist's Top Five Lesser Known Female Sleuths so, hopefully, a wider audience will discover her through the thrills of Endangered Species. A longtime freelance writer, Barbara has produced numerous feature articles and reviews in addition to her novels. When she's not writing, Barbara somehow finds the time to run a catering business specializing in desserts.

Barbara holds a BA in Spanish from New York University and an MA in Spanish from Columbia University. She has also studied at Hunter College and the School of Visual Arts. An avid traveler, Barbara has toured extensively through both Europe and Latin America.

As a youth, animals were among Barbara's many interests. Her childhood was crowded with pets of every kind that included a type of alligator known as a caiman. The caiman took up residence in the family bathtub, much to the guests' dismay. Her love for creatures has not dissipated over the years. Indeed, her deep interest in animals has led her to be a "mother" to dogs, cats, ferrets, Burmese pythons, and monitor lizards. Included in the zoo were three male Homo sapiens of her own.

Originally from New York City, Barbara Block has made Syracuse her home for twenty-five years.

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