Rhode Island Red (Nanette Hayes Mysteries #1)
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Rhode Island Red (Nanette Hayes Mysteries #1)

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Jazzsaxofoniste Nanette Hayes had beter moeten weten en Sig niet mee naar huis moeten nemen. Maar ze voelt zich waardeloos nadat haar relatie met Walter is uitgegaan en heeft behoefte aan gezelschap. Nog voor het krieken van de ochtend wordt Sig echter in haar huis vermoord, en vindt ze 60.000 dollar in haar saxofoon, daar blijkbaar door Sig – die een undercoveragent blijk...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 2010 by Lebowski (first published 1997)
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Willem van den Oever
The New York in which amateur jazz saxophonist Nanette Hayes lives, is one flooded with romance, jazz and 60,000 dollars worth in cash hidden in her saxophone. She didn’t hide it in there herself. Sig did, the undercover cop who spend the night with her and is found dead the next morning, with an ice pick sticking out of his neck.
Nanny gets scared of the bloody body in her apartment, she gets intimidated by the detective who was Sig’s partner, but above all else, she changes from amateur musicia...more
El dulce veneno del jazz. Siruela / Policiaca.

Novela negra con leves toques de humor negro escrita por Charlotte Carter, editora negra de Nueva York, la primera de la saga protagonizada por la bohemia, pija y negra saxofonista, traductora de francés e investigadora aficionada Nanette Hayes. Un policía asesinado en su casa es el primer cadáver de una larga lista de personas relacionadas más o menos íntimamente con Nanette, por lo que se ve obligada a continuar la investigación de los distintos cr...more
I really enjoyed this book. I live in NYC and have gone to many of the places she mentions. I liked that I really was surprised by what happens. Just a fun summer read with plenty of style and goodhearted humor.My family passed it around during our vacation and I'm glad I packed it and unlike some of the others I brought it back home to mail on. I'm buying the others to keep us happy the rest of the summer.
PROTAGONIST: Nanette Hayes
SETTING: New York City
SERIES: #1 of 3
WHY: Although the book wasn't all that engaging, I kind of liked the protagonist, a black woman who played the saxophone on the street. She relied too much on men to keep her life together, though. I won't be in a hurry to move the other 2 books in the series up higher on Mount TBR.
This was surprisingly good. Had a lot of surprises thrown in which only made it better. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
This book was too dark for me.
mediocre New York noir.
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Charlotte Carter is the author of an acclaimed mystery series featuring Nanette Hayes, a young black American jazz musician with a lust for life and a talent for crime solving. Coq au Vin, the second book in the series, has been optioned for the movies. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of American and...more
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