Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 288pp. ISBN: 0312282702 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pub. Date: September 2002 Edition Desc: 1ST Readers who like a hard-boiled urban noir private detective novel are going to love the BIG DIG. The plot is fast-paced, the story line is credible and the characters are totally realistic. Linda Barnes’ latest installment in her long running series is her best one to date as there are a lot of twists and turns in this book. Readers will never lose interest, not even for a moment.