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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Lippman Narrator: Francois Battiste, Linda Emond Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9780061763038
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New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman turns her attention to short stories—and reveals another level of mastery.

Lippman sets many of the stories in this sterling anthology, Hardly Knew Her, in familiar territory: her beloved Baltimore. But Lippman is also unafraid to travel—to New Orleans, to an unnamed southwestern city, and even to Dublin. Tess Monaghan is here, in two stories and a profile, aligning herself with various underdogs. And in her extraordinary, never-before-published novella, "Scratch a Woman," Lippman takes us deep into the private world of a high-priced call girl/madam and devoted soccer mom, exploring the mystery of what may, in fact, be written in the blood.

Each of these ingenious tales is a gem—sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, always filled with delightfully unanticipated twists and reversals. For people who have yet to read Lippman, get ready to experience the spellbinding power of "one of today's most pleasing storytellers," (San Diego Union-Tribune). As for longtime devotees of her multiple award-winning novels, you'll discover that you hardly know her.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lippman…writes suspense stories of startling emotional depth.” 

    Washington Post on Hardly Knew Her 

  • “One of the best collections released in quite some time…From murderous, tense tales to more poignant but still murderous offerings…Lippman writes realistic, intelligent dialogue that can morph from humorous to dangerous during the course of a conversation…Riveting.” 

    Boston Globe on Hardly Knew Her 

  • “Intricate and witty.” 

    Publishers Weekly on Hardly Knew Her 

  • “Reveals her great gift for whiplash short stories…Lippman tells deliciously vicious, topsy-turvy tales of women taking revenge…Lippman is a class act and a potent storyteller in these elegant, furious, and blues-blasting dispatches.” 

    Booklist on Hardly Knew Her 

  • “Lippman shows herself to be a master of short fiction…Read them fast, like a glutton, or slowly to savor each one. Either way, this is a treasure.” 

    Library Journal on Hardly Knew Her 

  • “Chilling…Lippman’s fans won’t be disappointed.” 

    Kirkus Reviews on Hardly Knew Her 

  • A 2008 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Short Story Collection
  • Winner of the 2008 Anthony Award for Best Short Story
  • Selected for the November 2008 Indie Next List
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