“Solid and entertaining” says the Washington Post of Laura Lippman’s THE SUGAR HOUSE.
This is a Tess Monaghan novel that takes place in Baltimore. Tess Monaghan thought she knew the Sugar House — the abandoned Domino Sugar factory that remains a legacy of Baltimore’s past. Then a client named Ruthie asks the newspaperwoman-turned-p.i. to investigate a year-old Jane Doe murder. Ruthie’s low-life brother, Henry, confessed to killing a teenage runaway over a bottle of glue — and, a month into his prison term, was killed in jail. Following few clues, Tess’s hunt for the truth is leads her from Baltimore’s exclusive Inner Harbor to the city’s seediest neighborhoods — a hunt that turns deadly with the shocking discovery of the runaway’s true identity. 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.
382 pages in paperback.