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The Sugar House - Laura Lippman
The Sugar House
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A client named Ruthie -- who seems to know Tess's father a little too well -- asks the newspaperwoman-turned-p.i. to investigate a year-old "Jane Doe" murder and its grim aftermath. Ruthie's low-life brother, Henry, confessed to killing a teenager runaway over a bottle of glue -- and, a month... show more
A client named Ruthie -- who seems to know Tess's father a little too well -- asks the newspaperwoman-turned-p.i. to investigate a year-old "Jane Doe" murder and its grim aftermath. Ruthie's low-life brother, Henry, confessed to killing a teenager runaway over a bottle of glue -- and, a month into his prison term, he met the same fate as his victim. Following a precious few tantalizing clues, Tess sets off on a path that is leading her from Baltimore's exclusive Inner Harbor to the city's seediest neighborhoods. But it's the shocking discovery of the runaway's true identity that turns her hunt deadly. Suddenly a supposedly solved murder case is turning up newer, fresher corpses and newer, scarier versions of the Sugar House -- places that look sweet and safe...but only from the outside.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780380810222 (0380810220)
Publisher: Avon
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
Series: Tess Monaghan (#5)
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Tess, A Case, and Her Family
This one is heartbreaking though at first I was confused by all of the players. Lippman does a great job of showing the consequences that Tess has to live with when she refuses to let a case go. Tess's family pays for it and it leaves her slightly estranged from her father. Considering that we never...
I'm A Book Shark
I'm A Book Shark rated it
3.0
Not my favorite of this series. I wish it was told in first person. The narrator changed as well, and that made it harder to listen to. I'm taking a break from this series since I checked ahead and the narrator changes a couple more times.
Kwoomac
Kwoomac rated it
another Tess Monahan mystery.
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