Just finished reading a mystery book by Laura Lippman that takes place in Baltimore, Maryland. Now I have never been to Baltimore, but Laura’s books do not make me want to rush there for a holiday.
Laura Lippman is a good story-teller and has won the Edgar and Shamus Awards. This is the second book by this author I have read. She lives in Baltimore and seems to really know this city.
Her main character is a reporter-turned private investigator. Tess Monaghan loves every inch of her native Baltimore — a quirky city where baseball reigns, and homicide seems to be the second most popular sport. Business tycoon Wink Wynkowski wants to bring a pro-basketball team to town which is greeted with cheers and a front page expose of his past in the Baltimore Beacon-Light. The editors are sure the piece is killed, but it runs, Wynkowski is found dead in his garage and the paper wants P.I. Tess to track down the hacker whose prank may have taken a life. There’s more than cyber-crime here and Tess discovers firsthand that trying to stay alive in Charm City is murder.
Even though I have no desire to visit this city, this book is a good read on many levels.
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