Baltimore Blues

Baltimore Blues

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In trying to prove a friend's innocence PI Tess Monaghan gets more than she bargained for . . .

Until her newspaper, The Baltimore Star, crashed, Tess Monaghan was a first-rate reporter who knew her home town intimately - from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at 29 she's willing to do any freelance job to pay the rent - including a bit of unorthodox snooping for her rowing buddy Darryl 'Rock' Paxton.

In a city where someone is murdered almost every day, attorney Michael Abramowitz's death should be just another statistic. But the lawyer's notoriety, and his trysts with Rock's fiancee, make the case front page news - and make Rock the chief suspect ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 111 x 177 x 20mm | 225g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075283763X
  • 9780752837635
  • 586,359

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Laura Lippman is among the select group of novelists who have invigorated the crime fiction arena with smart, innovative and exciting work -- George Pelecanos Lippman is a writing powerhouse * USA TODAY * [Lippman] only seems to be getting better * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * Lippman has enriched literature as a whole * CHICAGO SUN-TIMES * One of America's most important literary voices * IRISH TIMES * Laura Lippman continues to push the envelope of modern crime-writing -- Harlan Coben Mystery fans can anticipate an engrossing series * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Lippman is the closest writer America has to Ruth Rendell -- Stephen King Every time Laura Lippman comes out with a new book, I get chills because I know I am back in the hands of the master. She is simply a brilliant novelist, an unflinching chronicler of life in America right now -- Gillian Flynn One of the best novelists around, period * WASHINGTON POST *
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About Laura Lippman

Before becoming a full-time novelist, Laura Lippman was a newspaper reporter for many years. She has won just about every crime writing award going, including the Anthony Award and non genre awards for Literary Excellence. She lives in Baltimore with her partner, the writer David Simon, and their daughter.
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8,782 ratings
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4 37% (3,207)
3 40% (3,536)
2 9% (748)
1 2% (140)
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