Search Results: "Laura Lippman"


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 >

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

"If Lippman has her way, Baltimore will be a strange city no longer, but the delight of readers from there to San Diego."
It should be a routine case for private investigator Tess Weinstein Monaghan (The Sugar House, 2000). Read full book review >

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HUSH HUSH by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Tess' constant worry about whether she's a good mother dovetails ironically with Dawes' fight to win her daughters back. Lippman dives deep not only into the ways women tend to question their choices and abilities, but also into whether all mothers, and kids, are a little crazy."
Lippman's latest installment in the Tess Monaghan series weaves an exploration of the joys and frustrations of motherhood with a clever and engaging mystery. Read full book review >

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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 >

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TO THE POWER OF THREE by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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

"Edgar-winning Tess's hardcover debut is a rare find: a puzzle so finely calibrated that each new disclosure brings revelation and deepening mystery at the same time, as well as a sense of place so unerring it makes Baltimore everyone's hometown. (Author tour)"
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 >

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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 >

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WILDE LAKE by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Although she overamps some reveals and shortchanges others, Lippman as always treads the fine line between certainty and amazement."
Lippman (Hush Hush, 2015, etc.) takes familiar themes to a new locale as she traces a family's journey from raucous Baltimore to the meticulously planned community of Columbia, Maryland. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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WHAT THE DEAD KNOW by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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THE LAST PLACE by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Tess never stops searching—for answers, for justice, and for self-perception—and Lippman never quits until she's captured each breathtaking moment of her heroine's dizzying trip."
When Whitney Talbot offers Tess Monaghan a job, Tess is inclined to brush her best friend off. Read full book review >