C. J. Critt
8) Hard eight
Anastasia's tenth year has some good things, like falling in love and really getting to know her grandmother, and some bad things, like finding out about an impending baby brother.
Six-foot-tall, redheaded ex-cop and Boston-based private eye Carlotta Carlyle is "the genuine article: a straightforward, funny, thoroughly American mystery heroine" (New York Post).
Thea Janis was a literary Mozart. She published her first novel at age fourteen, shocking the upper crust of Boston...