Laura Lippman, author of Baltimore Blues, on tour January 2015

Posted By on January 12, 2015

Baltimore BluesAbout Baltimore Blues

Hardcover: 384 pages
• Publisher: Harper; Reissue edition (November 29, 2011)

Discover the first novel in New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s outstanding Tess Monaghan series! When a former Baltimore reporter must solve the murder of a notorious attorney, she discovers Charm City is rife with dark, sordid, and dangerous secrets.

In a city where someone is murdered almost every day, attorney Michael Abramowitz’s death should be just another statistic. But the slain lawyer’s notoriety—and his taste for illicit midday trysts—make the case front-page news in every local paper except the Star, which crashed and burned before Abramowitz did.

A former Star reporter who knows every inch of this town—from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill—now-unemployed journalist Tess Monaghan also knows the guy the cops like for the killing: cuckolded fiancé Darryl “Rock” Paxton. The time is ripe for a career move, so when rowing buddy Rock wants to hire her to do some unorthodox snooping to help clear his name, Tess agrees.

But there are lethal secrets hiding in the Charm City shadows. And Tess’s own name could end up on that ever-expanding list of Baltimore dead.

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About Laura LippmanLaura Lippman

Since her debut in 1997, Laura Lippman has been heralded for her thoughtful, timely crime novels set in her beloved hometown of Baltimore. She is the author of twenty works of fiction, including eleven Tess Monaghan mysteries. She lives in Baltimore, New Orleans, and New York City with her family.

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Laura’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, January 20th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, January 21st: she treads softly

Thursday, January 22nd: Kritters Rambling

Monday, January 26th: Reading Reality

Tuesday, January 27th: Drey’s Library

Wednesday, January 28th: 5 Minutes For Books

Thursday, January 29th: FictionZeal

Tuesday, February 3rd: Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Wednesday, February 4th: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, February 5th: Colloquium

Thursday, February 5th BoundbyWords

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