New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan as well as three critically lauded stand-alone novels, Lippman now turns her attention to short stories—and reveals another level of mastery.
From their rowhouse south of Pimlico racetrack, middle-schooler Dontay Melville's family does everything they can to make extra money on Preakness Saturday. In this story, Dontay recalls a mysterious female customer that he won't soon forget.
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