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…

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…

Back to Poe land

On the Radar — The Baltimore area was home to one of the first great crime fiction authors in the form of Edgar Allan Poe,…

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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…

Wilde Lake

Written by Laura Lippman — With a cabinet full of writing awards, and a bookshelf full of bestsellers, Laura Lippman is one of America’s top crime…

Andre: Top five books of 2015

This was a year when the big hitters came good. Laura Lippman, Stephen King and Ian Rankin all make my top five, and other famous…

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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…

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…

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…

Death Sentences

Edited by Otto Penzler — While crime fiction may be the biggest seller by genre, the dedicated crime bookshop has become an endangered species. In his…

Death Can’t Take a Joke

On the Radar — This week our new books column brings you novellas, short stories and novels from writers across the spectrum of crime fiction.…

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Questions are being asked

On the Radar — We’ll start this week with Laura Lippman’s latest release in which old crimes are unravelled after four decades when, finally, someone…

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