For Tess Monaghan, the unsolved murder of a young federal prosecutor is nothing more than a theoretical problem, one of several cases to be deconstructed in her new gig as a consultant to the local newspaper. But it becomes all too tangible when her boyfriend brings home a young street kid who doesn't even realize he holds an important key to the man's death.
"Lippman lets each character contribute a piece to the whole, which makes the story richer, and there's some nail-biting suspense." - Booklist.
"After Lippman's crossover stint (To the Power of Three etc.), Tess is better than ever." - Kirkus Reviews.
"Baltimore itself is the book's most compelling character, its uneasy mix of aspiration and decay perfectly suited to Lippman's ironic voice." - Publishers Weekly.
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Laura Lippman was a
for twenty years, including twelve years at The
(Baltimore) Sun. She began writing
novels while working fulltime and published seven books about
Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her work has
awarded the Edgar ®, the Anthony, the Agatha, the Shamus, the Nero
Gumshoe and Barry awards. She also has been nominated for other prizes
crime fiction field, including the Hammett and the Macavity. She was
first-ever recipient of the Mayors Prize for Literary Excellence and
genre writer recognized as Author of the Year by the Maryland Library
Ms. Lippman grew up in Baltimore and attended city schools through ninth grade. After graduating from Wilde ...
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