Publish date: December 26th 2006
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: Tess Monaghan (#1)
Wow. What a crazy ride! I loved reading about Tess, her family, her uncle (who may not be a uncle) and having this whole thing set in Baltimore. Lippman manages to make Baltimore come alive and you get to see the many sides to Charm City. I really enjoyed Tess too since we don't just get her off and...
Tess is a rower, a sport about which I know nothing, so I liked that. I also enjoyed her reporter-background, and her extensive family connections, and the bookstore. A perfectly good set-up for a series.Mostly, though, I just like Lippman's writing.Library copy
When it appears a rowing buddy of hers murdered his fiancee's boss and lover, underemployed Tess Monaghan sets about trying to clear his name. But did Rock kill ace attorney Michael Abramowitz? If he didn't, who did and why? And can Tess find out before she winds up as dead as the lawyer?A long time...
Given how Lippman draws Tess Monaghan, ex-reporter and private investigator, and especially the loving portrait she renders of Baltimore, it comes as no surprise to read that she was a journalist in that city. The novel has a ring of authenticity about its city and the world of journalism and the la...
This is the first book in Laura Lippman's Tess Monagham series. Lippman tries her hand at writing a novel after spending 20 years as a journalist and she is sticking within what she knows with the characters and plot. The first Tess Monagham story is about an out of work journalist with a passion fo...