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Hard Women: A Cat Marsala Mystery (Cat Marsala Mystery #4)

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Chicago journalist Cat Marsala is back in her fourth adventure. When Marsala is asked by a local TV station to investigate prostitution in the Windy City, her police pals help put her in touch with a side of life she had not known existed. Marsala is "emerging as a strong, feminist heroine" (Kirkus Reviews).
Hardcover, 249 pages
Published April 27th 1993 by Scribner Book Company (first published April 1993)
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Kat Lebo
Mar 12, 2015 Kat Lebo rated it it was amazing
Hard Women (A Cat Marsala Mystery, Book 4)
by Barbara D'Amato

I the things I've mentioned in previous reviews of novels in this series still holds true. D'Amato is a master at combining the hard facts of her subject matter with the easy flow of her writing style. In this episode, Cat is doing an investigative piece for local TV -- a 8-10 minute spot on prostitution in Chicago. Cat is tireless in her research of the differing levels of the sex trade, from the lowly street walkers to the B-Girls to
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HARD WOMEN - VG
D'Amato, Barbara - 4th in Cat Marsala series

Does anybody care about a dead hooker? That's the question Chicago journalist Cat Marsala is wrestling with. The hooker, Sandra love, is sleeping on Cat's couch in exchange for the Inside scoop on life as a prostitute. Now she's dead in a gutter outside Cat's building and nobody seems to be in a hurry to solve the crime.

Except Cat. Digging into the netherworld of prostitution, from the streetwalkers who trade sex for food, to the enormou
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Not as good as the others in the series -- until the end where it picked up. Will give it one more try and then see if it's time to give up. Happens sometimes...
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Jan 30, 2014 Joan Schrock rated it really liked it
This was light, easy, mystery - main character is a freelance reporter named Cat Marsala. She has a grey parrot named Long John Silver referred to as LJS most of the time.
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Cat Marsala doing investigative TV bit on prostitutes. Meets some, one is murdered.
Good story.
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Aka Malacai Black

Barbara D'Amato has had a checkered career, working in the distant past as an assistant surgical orderly, carpenter for stage magic illusions, assistant tiger handler, stage manager, researcher for attorneys in criminal cases, and recently sometimes teaching mystery writing to Chicago police officers.

"Writing is the greatest job of all," D'Amato says. "I get to hang around with co
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