This was #6 in Cody's Anna Lee mysteries.
1. Dupe (1980)
2. Bad Company (1982)
3. Stalker (1984)
4. Head Case (1985)
5. Under Contract (1986)
6. Backhand (1991)
She followed them with a new character
1. Bucket Nut (1992)
2. Monkey Wrench (1994)
3. Musclebound (1997)
and then a couple of stand alone novels
Gimme More (2000)
BACKHAND was an Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1993)
When her boss at Brierly Security assigns her a case--involving pilfered designer sweaters--that will take her to the States, Lee soon finds herself embroiled in a depressing and dangerous family drama. Is the designer's missing teenage daughter involved with a pedophile, or has she just run off to marry a much older man? What connection does this man have to the stolen merchandise and to the designer's husband? The Florida Keys and a handsome U.S. operative give Anna her first blissful taste of the sunny, fog-free New World even as she handily attempts to answer these questions and dodge the bullets that seem to her so quintessentially American.
Liza Cody won
- 1980 John Creasey Memorial Award for Dupe
- 1992 Silver Dagger for Bucket Nut
- 1992 Anthony Award for short fiction for Lucky Dip
Oh, I read all of her books. Always exciting.
Kerrie - Thanks, as always, for this reminder of a series I haven't thought about in far too long...
I have certainly not forgotten Anna Lee at all. A delicious character!
I enjoyed Liza Cody's early books, like DUPE, best.
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