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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (642 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:
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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. 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

  • “Lippman is a writing powerhouse.”

    USA Today

  • “Lippman shows herself to be a master of short fiction…this is a treasure.”

    Library Journal

  • “One of today’s most pleasing storytellers.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tricia Sanders | 2/13/2014

    " I like this author and enjoyed this book, it was a collection of short stories, a pick up and read when you have time...I will def be reading more of her work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth | 2/10/2014

    " Superb writing, if not exactly uplifting as the characters in some of the stories are sociopaths. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kathy | 1/31/2014

    " I knew in under 5 minutes that I wouldn't listen any further. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marcia | 1/25/2014

    " "Hardly Knew Her" is a collections of short stories. I was a bit taken aback at the ending of the first one. Then, I read another and could start to see every story was going to end with someone's untimely death by the hands of another character. The author cleverly drew in characters from previous stories in the ending chapter. I thought many of the stories would be good Alfred Hitchcock episodes. Some were funny and others not at all. A very interesting read. "

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