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Lay It on the Line

(1992)
(The first book in the Freddie O'Neal series)
A novel by

 

"She's a unique, engaging crime-solver in a terrific new series."
Judith Kelman


Publisher's Weekly
Add another hard-nosed female detective to the list. This one's a lanky blonde named Freddie O'Neal who lives among the motels and casinos of Reno, Nev., pilots a small plane to Las Vegas when she needs to check leads, and subsists on a stomach-numbing diet of greasy burgers and instant coffee. She's also a loner who's capable of steely pragmatism but tentative about showing affection for those close to her. Freddie is hired by Joan Halliday, an ex-showgirl, to investigate the drug-dealing, neglectful caretakers of Joan's elderly father. However, when Joan's not-so-beloved sister is killed in a suspicious hit-and-run and Joan is named the prime suspect, Freddie must figure out if the crime was committed by the caretakers, by Joan or by Joan's father, who appears to be involved in a shady real-estate firm. Not surprisingly, another murder thickens the plot, the obligatory love interest temporarily turns Freddie's head, and Freddie's life is threatened. Overall, this formulaic debut is well written but unremarkable, weighted down with sketchy minor characters.

 
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Paperback Editions

September 1993 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Lay It On The Line
Author(s): Catherine Dain
ISBN: 0-425-14325-2 / 978-0-425-14325-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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September 1992 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Lay It On The Line (Freddie O'Neal, P.I. mysteries)
Author(s): Catherine Dain
ISBN: 0-515-10926-6 / 978-0-515-10926-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jove
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Audio Editions

2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Lay it on the Line [Unabridged MP3CD] by Catherine Dain
Author(s): Catherine Dain
ISBN: 1-61453-092-0 / 978-1-61453-092-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books In Motion
Availability: Amazon   

January 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Lay It On The Line by Catherine Dain, (Freddie O'Neal Mystery Series, Book 3) from Books In Motion.com
Author(s): Catherine Dain
ISBN: 1-58116-206-5 / 978-1-58116-206-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books In Motion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: Lay It on the Line
Author(s): Catherine Dain
Publisher: Books in Motion
Availability: Amazon   

October 2008 : UK Audio edition
Title: Lay It on the Line
Author(s): Catherine Dain
Publisher: Books in Motion
Availability: Amazon UK   

2001 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Lay It On the Line
Author(s): catherine dain
ISBN: 1-58116-105-0 / 978-1-58116-105-2 (USA edition)
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   



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