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Extended Audio Sample Baltimore Blues: The First Tess Monaghan Novel, by Laura Lippman Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.00030238887209 out of 53.00030238887209 out of 53.00030238887209 out of 53.00030238887209 out of 53.00030238887209 out of 5 3.00 (3,307 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Lippman Narrator: Deborah Hazlett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tess Monaghan Series Release Date:
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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—anything to pay the rent—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’ own name could end up on that ever-expanding list of Baltimore dead.

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  • “Deborah Hazlett backs Lippman’s success vocally. She shows Tess as resourceful, emotionally steady, feisty, and clear thinking as the unemployed reporter investigates the murder of a controversial defense lawyer. Other characters, as well as the portrayal of the city of Baltimore, enrich the plot and, in most cases, the audio version.”


  • “Laura Lippman deserves to be a big star.”

    Julie Smith, author of House of Blues

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annthelibrarian | 2/20/2014

    " Tess is an unemployed newspaper reporter and takes a job for a friend checking into the background of his girlfriend. But a murder gets in the way. First in the Tess Monaghan series. (I grew up with Utz potato chips and only learned here that there are crab flavored chips. I will be on the lookout when again in York County, Pa. where Utz chips can be found!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cathi | 1/24/2014

    " Meh. Was introduced to this author by one of the Best Mysteries of ____ books and was excited to read more. This was ok, better than most mystery series, but I'm not dying to read more. Maybe I'll check out some of her stand alones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mollie | 1/19/2014

    " Not to my taste. I had to flip back to remember who the murderer was after the big reveal. I just couldn't make myself care about anyone in this book, and the mystery just didn't grab me at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lois | 1/16/2014

    " A pleasure after all the stupid books I seem to be finding. Good even if I weren't comparing it to all these stupid books. "

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