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Lady in the Lake

Laura Lippman conjures up a compelling picture of 1960s Baltimore in this fine piece of immersive crime writing. When a seemingly solid marriage crumbles, Maddie Schwartz sets her sights on becoming a reporter for the local newspaper. She’s determined to make a name for herself,…
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Lady in the Lake

Written by Laura Lippman — Here’s an author who has garnered a legion of fans over the years – including Stephen King, who has reviewed Lady in the Lake for the New York Times, no less – so how does Laura Lippman keep writing such…
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Crime tours USA

Summer’s here and that’s the cue to go on holiday. For crime fiction lovers heading to the US this summer – or already there for that matter – what could be more intriguing than surveying America’s most iconic crime fiction cities by following in the…
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Sunburn

Written by Laura Lippman — As well as her Tess Monaghan series of detective books, Baltimore-based crime author Laura Lippman also writes incredible standalone crime novels that conjure up very real characters and very human situations in an effortless and composed manner. What the Dead…
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Hush Hush

Laura Lippman‘s Tess Monaghan books have taken a back seat to her standalone writing in recent years, but thankfully the ‘accidental detective’ is back in Hush Hush – the 12th in the series. Monaghan now has a three-year-old daughter and this weighs heavily on her mind because…
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Interview: Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman began her crime-writing career while working as a journalist, including 12 years at the Baltimore Sun (which also employed David Simon, creator of The Wire and Lippman’s husband). Her eighth standalone novel, After I’m Gone, was recently published in paperback and this month…
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Hush Hush

Written by Laura Lippman — If you hadn’t been paying attention, it would be easy enough to miss the fact that Laura Lippman has written a series featuring private detective Tess Monaghan since the late 90s. In recent years, Lippman’s perhaps been better known for her…
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