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Endangered Species

Barbara Block

ISBN 1575666715
Publish Date 6/1/2001
Format Paperback
Categories Kensington, General
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“Robin Light was recently named one of Booklist’s Top Five Lesser-Known Female Sleuths. Soon she will have outgrown that category.” —Booklist

The Only Thing She’d Endangered...

For Robin Light, running a pet store was a decent way to make a living—but solving the occasional crime was much more interesting. So when neighborhood tough kid Manuel and his cousin Eli wandered into her shop with a wild story about a suitcase full of smuggled Cuban cigars, Robin couldn’t resist nosing around.

Was Her Life

But what she found wasn’t exactly the harmless—if illegal—scam she expected. Someone was trading in something far rarer than exotic tobacco—something worth much more than easy cash, to somebody who was prepared to kill for it. And when Eli’s roommate turned up dead, Robin discovered she might be next in line...

“This female PI ranks right up there with the tough-guy detectives in taking her lumps and dishing them out as well.” —Library Journal

“Barbara Block’s Robin Light mysteries are some of the best on the market today.” —Midwest Book Review

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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