NY Times Bestseller…Laura Lippman

Just finished reading this mystery novel THE LAST PLACE by Laura Lippman, a Tess Monaghan novel.

“Lippman pushed the edges of the traditional private eye novel… THE LAST PLACE is the first place readers should turn for a superior story.”  Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“Intricately plotted…increasing creepiness…Laura Lippman just keeps getting better and better.”  Houston Chronicle

In hot legal water — and court-ordered therapy — private investigator Tess Monaghan accepts an assignment with a local nonprofit organization to review police documents for inconsistencies and investigative blunders surround five unsolved Baltimore homicides.  The cases seem unconnected except for the suspicion that each brutal death was the result of domestic violence.

But curiosity is soon pulling Tess off the paper trail and into dangerously unfamiliar territory, as she joins forces with a police officer obsessed with bringing a murderer down.  Scant leads and intuitions are pointing the disgraced p.i. toward the most remote corners of Maryland, where a psychopath can hide as easily in the fabric of a tiny fishing community as in the alleys and shadows of Charm City.  And a single, shocking common thread seems to be tying all the loose ends together into one bloody knot:  Tess Monaghan herself.

Lippmann is a great story-teller.  Every book I have read of hers is so totally different.

Available in paperback.  494 pages.  Published June 2012.  www.lauralippman.com



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Retired educator interested in living life fully. Will write about aging wisely, good reads, food, travel, dance reviews, and other items as they interest me.
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