Search Results: "Laura Lippman"


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SUNBURN by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Plotty, page-turning pleasure plus instructions on how to make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich and how to stab a man in the heart."
A redheaded waitress, a good-looking private eye, insurance fraud, arson, rough sex, and a long hot summer: some like it noir. Read full book review >

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NO GOOD DEEDS by Laura Lippman
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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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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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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THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2014 by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Lippman and series editor Penzler set a sumptuous and surprisingly varied table for those who like their thrills short, sweet and creepy."
The 20 top picks this year span the globe in setting and cross the spectrum in tone. Read full book review >

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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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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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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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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 >