Books by Laura Lippman

AFTER I'M GONE by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Coaxing the inevitable out of the improbable, Lippman (And When She Was Good, 2012, etc.) is a bet you just can't lose."
The disappearance of a Baltimore gambling lord sends shock waves through his community, his business and his family. Read full book review >
AND WHEN SHE WAS GOOD by Laura Lippman
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Like Mary Cassatt, Lippman studies families with a different eye than her male contemporaries, showing the heartbreaking complexity of life with those you love."
Lippman (The Most Dangerous Thing, 2011, etc.), who specializes in tales of feckless parents and their luckless kids, puts a madam at the center of her latest dysfunctional family. Read full book review >
THE MOST DANGEROUS THING by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

Childhood playmates can't quite put their past behind them in Lippman's tale of growing up too fast but not at all.

Like the five points of the star Go-Go Halloran can't get the knack of drawing, Go-Go, his brothers Tim and Sean, Gwen and Mickey seem joined even though each points in a different direction. Read full book review >

THE GIRL IN THE GREEN RAINCOAT by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Lippman's slender tale, serialized previously in the New York Times Magazine, brings back her feisty star detective at her most belligerent, most vulnerable and perhaps most appealing."
Big changes come in small packages for a Baltimore private eye sidelined by an unplanned pregnancy. Read full book review >
I’D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Ex-journalist Lippman (Life Sentence, 2009, etc.) never forgets as she moves from past to present and from perspective to perspective that nothing is more important—or more elusive—than the truth."
A suburban wife and mother confronts her past when she receives a letter from the man who kidnapped her as a teenager. Read full book review >
LIFE SENTENCE by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2009

"Lippman's writing is powerful and her gaze unflinching as she invokes a world in which no one is either entirely guilty or truly innocent."
A writer discovers the power of silence in the latest stand-alone from Lippman (Hardly Knew Her, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
HARDLY KNEW HER by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Lippman fans won't be disappointed with these small treasures."
People, places and the things they love are the focus of Lippman's unwavering gaze in this collection of 17 stories, 15 of them reprints from 2001-07. Read full book review >
ANOTHER THING TO FALL by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2008

"Like lunch at Atwater's, Tess's latest leaves you fully satisfied but looking forward to next time."
An early morning rowing accident lands Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan (No Good Deeds, 2006, etc.) what may be the worst job of her life. Read full book review >
WHAT THE DEAD KNOW by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 13, 2007

"Lippman (To the Power of Three, 2005, etc.) crafts a tale that resonates long after the last page is turned."
A hit-and-run on the Beltway forces the Baltimore County police to reopen a 30-year-old kidnapping. Read full book review >
NO GOOD DEEDS by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 27, 2006

"After Lippman's crossover stint (To the Power of Three, 2005, etc.), Tess is better than ever."
Trying to save the world one boy at a time buys a world of trouble for private eye Tess Monaghan and her boyfriend Crow. Read full book review >
TO THE POWER OF THREE by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 1, 2005

"This newest stand-alone from Lippman (Every Secret Thing, 2003, etc.) takes a searching look at the implosion of the American dream into every parent's worst nightmare."
A murder-suicide that rocks a Baltimore suburb may not be what it seems. Read full book review >
EVERY SECRET THING by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"Lucid, tight, and compelling. It's Lippman's gift to show the Good Ronnie and Bad Ronnie in every one of her characters, leaving no one unscathed and no one unredeemed."
The creator of Tess Monaghan (The Last Place, 2002, etc.) crosses over in a chilling study of mothers, daughters, love, and murder. Read full book review >
THE LAST PLACE by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

When Whitney Talbot offers Tess Monaghan a job, Tess is inclined to brush her best friend off. Read full book review >

IN A STRANGE CITY by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

It should be a routine case for private investigator Tess Weinstein Monaghan (The Sugar House, 2000). Read full book review >

THE SUGAR HOUSE by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

If anyone knows about Baltimore politics, it's private detective Tess Weinstein Monaghan, who grew up riding her tricycle around the Stonewall Democratic Club. Read full book review >