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Download In a Strange City: Tess Monaghan Mysteries Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 5 3.08 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Lippman Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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In a Strange City stars PI Tess Monaghan in a chilling thriller.

When a murder occurs during the annual visit of a cloaked individual to Edgar Allan Poe's grave, Tess is drawn into unearthing a killer. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. | 2/6/2014

    " Fantastically Baltimore book, and a great mystery to boot. Maybe the best of the Tess Monaghan books to date. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 1/31/2014

    " This was my favorite Tess Monaghan mystery yet. Lots of information about Edgar Allan Poe and good commentary on how humans become obsessed with objects and things to their detriment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Boyette | 1/31/2014

    " Highly recommend this well-researched and well-written book. Many facts about Edgar Allen Poe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/23/2014

    " Very good. The next in the Tess Monaghan series - a female private eye in Baltimore. This was the best so far in the series. Follows the tale of the "Poe Taster" - a man who puts roses and cognac on Edgar Allan Poe's grave each year. This is a real occurrence, and this fictional story weaves through real events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 1/20/2014

    " I didn't like this one as much as the others. I don't really want anyone to solve the mystery of the Visitor, not even fictionally. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meisbres | 1/20/2014

    " Not one of her better ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 1/15/2014

    " Another great Tess Monaghan mystery - makes me want to re-read Poe's stories and read some biographical information. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 1/5/2014

    " I kind of lost interest in all the Poe referencing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 1/5/2014

    " It is very weird to be reading this series, living in Baltimore. Really good mysteries. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marti | 12/24/2013

    " boring. what a let down after the exquisite I'd Know You Anywhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 12/6/2013

    " Always a winner with Laura Lippman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celia Pastoriza | 11/28/2013

    " This was my first Laura Lippman and I liked it very much. Tess Monaghan is a good addition to the female PI genre. I find series books tend to get boring after a while (Tony Hillerman excepted) because the main character doesn't change. I hope that doesn't hold true for Tess. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deena Scintilla | 11/15/2013

    " Listening to this one narrated by one of my favorites-Barbara Rosenblum. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 6/18/2013

    " excellent literary yarn "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 gille | 6/14/2013

    " As I continue reading the Tess Monaghan series, I become more and more involved with Tess. Knowing that I only have about four books left in the series, I get a little sad. This series comes highly recommended by me, and all should check it out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stella Young | 6/4/2013

    " Lippman's books are like candy, can't get enough! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 4/4/2013

    " I really enjoy Laura Lippman's sense of humor, she is very witty. Tess is a great character she is not a complete idiot like some female leads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 2/12/2013

    " It was okay... a pretty good tale... but the writing was sometimes annoying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denny | 11/25/2012

    " She's written much better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 11/25/2012

    " So far my least favorite of the Tess Monaghan series. I had a difficult time reading this one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kae Cheatham | 10/23/2012

    " Pallid characters. I never felt any tension or need-to-solve. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 10/14/2012

    " 3.5 stars really. I enjoy spending time with these characters, though the mystery was less satisfying than some others of Lippman's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 9/25/2012

    " The convoluted and somewhat pointless plotting here wasn't up to Laura Lippman's usual standards, but Tess Monaghan is still one of my favorite fictional detectives. Read it to keep up on Tess's story arc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/26/2012

    " This was an ok quick mystery read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 12/7/2011

    " Okay but not as good as previous Tess Monoghan adventures "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kati | 7/19/2011

    " Great book especially if you like Edgar Allen Poe! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 4/27/2011

    " I kind of lost interest in all the Poe referencing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari | 4/14/2011

    " Best one so far in the Tess Monaghan series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/8/2011

    " This was an ok quick mystery read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 3/30/2011

    " It was a interesting tale that evolved around a local tradition in Baltimore and Edgar Allan Poe. It was one of Laura Lippman's better works. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 BJ | 3/7/2011

    " "In a Strange City" is the sixth Tess Monaghan by Laura Lippman. I have read the first five and enjoyed them all. This one sounded really good, but I was easily distracted from it and kept putting it down. It just didn't capture my attention like the others, so I gave it 2-1/2 stars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kae | 2/4/2011

    " Pallid characters. I never felt any tension or need-to-solve. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey | 10/1/2010

    " This was very drawn out and not as interesting as some of the previous ones. I'll continue, but I hope the narrator changes soon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 8/25/2010

    " So far my least favorite of the Tess Monaghan series. I had a difficult time reading this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 8/19/2010

    " It is very weird to be reading this series, living in Baltimore. Really good mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/5/2010

    " I am starting to feel that I know Tess. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kendra | 4/3/2010

    " Let me see if I can sum this up appropriately:

    Boring boring boring Baltimore Baltimore boring Poe boring Baltimore Baltimore Poe boring boring Poe Baltimore.

    Yeah, that's it. "

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About the Author
Author Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at the Baltimore Sun. She began writing novels while working full time and published seven books about “accidental PI” Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her most recent books have all been New York Times bestsellers, and her work has been awarded the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Shamus, Nero Wolfe, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards. She has also been nominated for other prizes in the crime fiction field, including the Hammett and the Macavity. She was the first-ever recipient of the Baltimore Mayor’s Prize for Literary Excellence and the first genre writer recognized as Author of the Year by the Maryland Library Association. Ms. Lippman lives in Baltimore.

About the Narrator

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.