A Nanette Hayes Mystery Series by Charlotte Carter

A Nanette Hayes Mystery Series by Charlotte Carter (Book 1, 3) (2021 editions)
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Overview: Charlotte Carter has worked as an editor and as a teacher. She is the author of the Nanette Hayes mystery series and the novel Walking Bones. She is a longtime fan of mystery fiction and film noir. She lives in New York City.
Genre: Fiction > Mystery/Thriller

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#1 – Rhode Island Red
The first book in the Nanette Hayes series introduces us to jazz-loving, street busker Nanette, whose love life leads her into some very hot water.

Nan’s day is not off to a good start. Her on-again, off-again relationship with Walter is off…again, and when she offers a fellow busker a place to stay for the night he ends up murdered on her kitchen floor. To make matters worse, the busker turns out to have been an undercover cop. And his former partner has taken an immediate and extreme dislike to Nan. When she finds that the dead man stashed a wad of cash in her apartment, cash that could go to help his blind girlfriend, Nan’s desire to do the right thing lands her in trouble.

Soon she’s on the hunt for a legendary saxophone worth its weight in gold. But there are plenty of people who would kill for the priceless instrument, and Nan’s new beau just might be one of them.

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

Nanette is on the rocks. Heartbroken and alone, 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 Nan seeks out the doll’s creator, Ida, to thank her. Unfortunately, the meeting doesn’t go so well, and Ida ends up with a bullet in her head.

Guilt-ridden, Nan 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, Nan 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 Nan has some major history. But will Nan solve Ida’s murder or fall victim to the same forces that brought her down?

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