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Carter, Charlotte (Charlotte C.)

Works: 52 works in 132 publications in 6 languages and 4,945 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Anecdotes  Christian fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Poetry  Nonfiction films  Filmed literary readings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.A7736, 813.54
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Publications about Charlotte Carter
Publications by Charlotte Carter
Most widely held works about Charlotte Carter
Most widely held works by Charlotte Carter
Jackson Park by Charlotte Carter( file )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
Cassandra, grandniece to Woodson and Ivy Lisle, is a college student caught up in the highly charged atmosphere of the days following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. When the granddaughter of Woodson and Ivy's friends goes missing, Cassandra is sucked into a dangerous mystery that threatens to expose long-buried secrets and jeopardize the life of anyone who asks too many questions
Trip wire by Charlotte Carter( file )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
On the North Side in December of 1968, Cassandra Perry feels stifled by her doting granduncle and grandaunt, Woody and Ivy, and longs for a change. She moves into a multiracial commune for free spirits working for the good of humankind. But then something unfathomable happens: the commune is rocked by the discovery of two well-liked activists' mutilated bodies. With Woodie and Ivy backing her up, Cassandra begins to investigate only to find herself falling into the trap of the deadly, political hatchet man
Drumsticks by Charlotte Carter( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Nanette's fortunes as a saxophone player take a turn for the better when Harlem folk artist Ida Williams gives her a gift "mojo doll," but then Williams is "shot to death in the middle of Nanette's new uptown gig."--Jacket
Rhode Island red by Charlotte Carter( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Saxophonist Nanette, a New York street musician, agrees to put up a fellow musician in her apartment. In the morning the guest lies dead with a protruding knife and $60,000 is stuffed in Nanette's saxophone. It's the start of a dangerous adventure, but Nanette has a sense of humor. A first novel
Jackson Park by Charlotte Carter( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
In 1968, Woodson and Ivy Lisle, an older African-American couple, join forces with their college student grandniece, Cassandra, to investigate the disappearance of the granddaughter of an old family friend
In search of home by Charlotte Carter( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
A survey of the dwindling sparrow population in the San Juan Islands leads Abby on some beautiful hikes through the woods - and to the discovery of a stockpile of illegal papers. Who hid these documents? For what purpose? As Abby investigates, she finds a high-stakes smuggling ring and a very special family with a big problem. [cover]
Trip wire : a Cook County mystery by Charlotte Carter( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Of Jackson Park, the first Cook County mystery featuring an unconventional trio of sleuths, Margo Jefferson of The New York Times said, "Charlotte Carter blends street savvy with wry urbanity and delivers a truly modern big-city crime tale." Now Carter returns with another suspenseful novel that brings the black experience to vivid life during one of the most turbulent times in American history. It is December 1968. In the wake of assassinations and the violence of the Democratic convention in Chicago, "Summer of Love" idealism has disintegrated into suspicion and disillusion. On the city's North Side, twentyishCassandra Perry longs to be independent. She leaves the overprotective embrace of her granduncle and grandaunt, Woody ans Ivy Lisle, and moves into a multiracial commune dedicated to brotherhood and just causes. But Cassandra's search for identity plunges her into the dark side of peace, love, and unlimited freedom'even before she discovers the brutally violated bodies of the commune's most charismatic activist couple. As Cassandra investigates with the help of Woody and Ivy, she begins to see some friends'especially one of her dearest'in a disturbing, deadly light. But when the three amateur sleuths run afoul of a police cover-up with explosive political ramifications, they face a desperate enemy determined to bury the'along with the truth. From the Trade Paperback edition
A mysterious history by Charlotte Carter( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Old Winchell Manor on top of Arrowhead Hill has been abandoned for more than a century. Abigail Stanton knows there have been strange doings up at the house, yet she scorffs at the notion that it is haunted. When the town decides to demolish the house, Abby has only one week to find a way to save it, and her efforts lead her into a mystery of betrayal, love, and redemption of the human spirit. While Abby is occupied with WInchell Manor, Mary is teaching arts and crafts at the church's vacation Bible school and discovers, amidst her self consciousness, gifts she never thought she had. She also meets young Josh Nicholson, a teen who's been helping out at the school. But is he harboring a secret of his own? From the back cover
Walking bones by Charlotte Carter( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
A black woman named Nettie goes to New York to be a model but ends up as a designer. One night in a bar, she begins a twisted kind of love affair with an older white man after smashing a glass in his face after he racially insults her
The mystery of Daisy Doe by Charlotte Carter( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
"On a Saturday morning horseback ride to Wayfarer Point, Abigail Stanton and Bobby McDonald spot a bright green shape on the rocks. Closer inspection reveals an injured young woman in a turn-of-the-century dress. When the stranger finally comes to at the medical center, she has no idea who she is. Could she be a victim of a shipwreck or, even worse, foul play? WIth her usual determination and faith, Abby resolves to help this vunerable girl, who she names Daisy Doe, recover her past and embrace her future." From the back cover
For the least of these by Charlotte Carter( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
No good deed goes unpunished. Katie is working in her garden when she is approached by a desperate teenager. While trying to help the teenager she uncovers an unseemly connection between Megan's mother and a string of jewelry heists. As Katie unravels they mystery, she comes to realize how important family and faith are
Reading the clues by Charlotte Carter( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
As mystery bookshop owner Mary Fisher looks for clues about the true ownership of a grist mill that has been in her sister Betty's late husband's family for centuries, she hears rumors about an old murder and finds clues that point to answers no one wants to believe
A light in the dark by Charlotte Carter( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
When Wayfarer Point Lighthouse goes dark, several near-misses with oil tankers lead to fear that an environmental emergency is just around the bend. But why is the faithful lighthouse going dim at suspicious times? The investigation uncovers a host of suspects and a long-burried secret. Meanwhile, Abby is busy with an ambitious eagle-spotting project for the conservatory, and a blind birder sets out to help Sandy McDonald's uncle, who has recently lost his eyesight. Can Abby help everyone to see that there is one true light that guides them all?
Reading the clues : secrets of Mary's bookshop by Charlotte Carter( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Mary's sister Betty receives notice that she is being sued and that the Emerson Grist Mill, which has been in her late husband's family for hundreds of years, actually belongs to the Hopkinses, with whom the Emersons have feuded for generations. Betty is sure that it can't be true, but Mary isn't so certain and sets out to unravel the mill's forgotten history. As Mary digs in the Ivy Bay archives, she hears rumors of a murder that started the feud. Could it be true? And will Mary and Betty's lives ever be the same when they find out?
Out of the ashes by Charlotte Carter( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
When fires in the San Juan Islands threaten the natural landscape, Abby is determined to find their source. Could they be the result of arsen? As the path of destruction grows, the flames put many in grave danger, and a sweet-scented clue, a suspicious team of firefighters and a dramatic rescue only make Abby more intent on finding who is responsible. Meanwhile, the fire leads to a massive disaster preparedness campaign on Sparrow Island, and the upcoming lavender festival might just hold the most important secret of all. As danger closes in, Abby's quest for the truth teaches everyone that beauty can rise out of the ashes and lead to wonderful new life
Plundered treasure by Charlotte Carter( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
On a gray winter's day on Sparrow Island, Abby's sister Mary is awakened from an afternoon nap by a ringing telephone that she doesn't reach in time. Minutes later someone breaks into her home! Upon seeing Mary and her dog Finnegan, the intruder flees, leaving Mary with only a glimpse of him. Abby immediately begins searching for clues about similar break-ins occurring all over the island, and Mary offers her valuable scrimshaw collection as bait in an ingenious trap to catch the thief. In other goings-on, young Bobby McDonald joins a stand-up comedy competition, and the usually staid George Stanton gets caught up in a ruckus over banned doughnuts at the senior center. As Abby is pulled deeper into the mystery, she is reminded that tru treasure lies within
Strength in numbers by Charlotte Carter( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
It's only been several months since the hospital was rescued from financial disaster, so why is receiving yet another dreaded memo? Unfortunately, the hospital isn't completely out of the red yet: This time, to address budget deficits, the staff is receiving a 10 percent pay cut. The news is particularly difficult for James Bell who, between helping his wife Fern with her multiple sclerosis, raising two teenage sons, and serving as his son's Scout leader, depends on that much-needed income. The cuts reverberate far and wide as Elena Rodriguez, so close to her savings goal, reconsiders her long-held dream of travelling to Spain, and Candace Crenshaw's daughter begins to look for ways to save money. Meanwhile, Anabelle Scott copes with her empty nest by adopting a rambunctious puppy. Can her home be a happy one when her husband is opposed to having a dog? As word spreads about the pay cut, James steps forward to rally the struggling community and to remind everyone that faith, especially in the toughest times, will always pull them through
Personal effects by Charlotte Carter( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
New beginnings by Charlotte Carter( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
When a blizzard hits Deerford, James Bell vows to do whatever it takes to save a patient's life, even travel the treacherous roads to retrieve an organ for a transplant. Word begins to spread that he's a shoo-in for an upcoming promotion{u2014}that is, until he learns he's vying against a less experienced candidate who has connections on the board. Is it a lost cause? Anabelle Scott doesn't cope well with change, and there's a great deal of it going on in her life. She decides it's the right time to retire, but being retired turns out to be much more difficult than she imagined. What does God want her to do? Meanwhile, Candace Carlson wakes up feeling sick and she vows to take it easier, until a niggling thought enters her mind{u2014}could it be possible that she and Heath are about to expand their family? With Elena Rodriguez's ongoing health concerns, she reflects on how precious time is. It's finally time to take her dream trip to Spain. And when will her son Rafael finally confront his feelings for Sarah? Their daughter Izzy is growing up so fast, and it's time the three of them became the family they were always meant to be. It's the perfect time for new beginnings
Charlotte Carter and Akua Lezli Hope ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Carter and Akua Lezli Hope read their poems
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Carter, Charlotte 1946-
Carter, Charlotte C.
Carter, Charlotte C. 1946-
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English (81)
Spanish (5)
French (2)
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