by Barbara Seranella, 1999
A murder mystery whose protagonist is an ex-junkie & prostitute & auto mechanic, as the author says she herself is, or was. This was an "Amazon Recommends" item that I picked up at Borders (reversal of the usual order!). Despite the rave reviews I judge it merely OK and would not go out of my way to read more in the series.
Mitch wrote: The critics love to laud ex-junkie authors :) Makes them feel better. Hey, have you checked out the Baen Electronic Library? It's has a number of books (free) for either online reading or download. Well worth the visit. I particularly liked "Mother of Demons"