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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,189 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: September 1999 ISBN: 9781482974218
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First as a reporter and then as a PI, Tess Monaghan has learned how to survive and thrive on the streets of Baltimore. But a new case will force her to confront her own past, and a man she loved and lost. It starts when she gets a newspaper photograph of her old boyfriend with a tantalizing shard of headline attached: In Big Trouble. The answers lie far from Baltimore, deep in a world of good-time music, old-fashioned ambition, and rich people’s games. For Tess must find out what happened to a man she thought she knew, to a woman who may have changed him forever, and to the victims of a killer who dances to a different—and deadly—drummer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lippman’s colorful characters—especially the proprietor of Tess’ temporary no-tell motel, and homicide detective Al Guzman—add amusement to this gripping mystery.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Edgar Award-winning author Laura Lippman has created a winning character in Baltimore-based PI Tess Monaghan…Deborah Hazlett’s reading is just right for this lighthearted fare. Her rendering of Tess is upbeat, and the stereotypical Asian accent she gives to Mrs. Nguyen works for her ditzy character…Fans will appreciate Tess’ latest outing.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/20/2014

    " A mystery with some adventure. Interesting characters. I give it 3 1/2 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacy | 2/16/2014

    " I should probably be spacing these paperback thrillers showcasing newcomer private detective Tess Monaghan a little more apart, but I can't help but be drawn into a quick and fun read when I am traveling. This mystery revolves around an open homicide in Texas, and while the writing continues to improve, it is still just your basic murder mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/9/2014

    " I'm split in half about this book. I read it quickly like a handful of candy, like many of Laura's other books. But if this were the first Tess book I've ever read, I'm not sure I'd have ever picked up another one. In this book Tess gives the impression of being sure she's right about everything, spoilt and childish. I found her rather unpleasant company, when normally she's one of the best parts of the books. I imagine being away from her beloved Baltimore was at least part of it, but it's yet more proof that Laura does Baltimore best of all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Boccaccio | 1/28/2014

    " Good solid book. Nothing too genius but entertaining enough. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Myrina | 1/25/2014

    " Reading in order. Not my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey (I'm A Book Shark) | 1/15/2014

    " I really like this series. I enjoy the author's writing, and I like the narrator a lot. By the end I was really hoping for Tess and Crow. I guess we'll see where the next one takes us! It's just a lot of drama that she gets herself into. Her job makes the perfect excuse for the most part, but it's still so crazy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 1/5/2014

    " Loved getting to see Texas through Laura Lippman's eyes, given her descriptive powers when it comes to place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 1/5/2014

    " Tess travels to Texas to see why her ex Crow is "In Big Trouble." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/1/2014

    " This was a quick, fun mystery. Tess Monaghan is a private investigator, hired to find her ex-boyfriend by his family. The search leads her to San Antonio where she finds him easily, but realizes he is in a bad situation. A few twists and turns along the way, but nothing too surprising. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/30/2013

    " I really like that Lippman's books are so full of place. This one was especially good that way, and it wasn't even in Baltimore--it was about Texas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nell | 12/26/2013

    " I read this two or three months ago and liked it. I don't always add every book I read in a series if I don't have anything new to say. This one is a change of scene, since Tess goes to San Antonio in search of her former boyfriend at the behest of his parents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollyhocks | 12/22/2013

    " Pretty good. I definitely didn't predict who did what in this book, there were so many twists and turns! The narrator - Deborah Hazlett - did a really good job especially w/ the differnet dialects. I'm bummed I started w/ the 4th book instead of the 1st but, my fault! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyra | 12/12/2013

    " I love all her books but this one was a little slow and plot was weak. Loved the characters as always. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 11/16/2013

    " This was a fun read, mostly for the local flavor of both Baltimore and Texas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina | 11/12/2013

    " Always enjoy her books, but I was a little disappointed by the change of milieu. Not that I don't like Texas, but Tess belongs in Bal'more, hon! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pauline | 8/24/2013

    " Fourth book in the series and seems to be getting better with each one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aja | 8/21/2013

    " More personal growth from Tess, who I like more with each book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keisha Streeter-clark | 7/3/2013

    " This book was very mysterious a lot of suspense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colleen | 4/13/2013

    " Skipped to the last chapter... not a great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spider | 2/16/2013

    " Audio CD. Just finished this today & already picked up the next in the Tess Monaghan series. I am really enjoying this tour of Baltimore, though this book took me to Texas- still- decent adventurous mysteries with lots of surprises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/26/2013

    " Just can't stop reading this series. What a great vacation find! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Boyette | 1/11/2013

    " This book was set in Texas. Very well researched and fun to read. I want to go back and write down all the restaurants listed to see if they actually exist. One of her best books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/27/2012

    " This is the 4th of the Tess Monaghan series. There were just a few too many murders in this for my taste or something. Though I did have it partially figured out before the reveal. Not my favorite story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 9/6/2012

    " Although sometimes her twists are a little far-fetched, they are always unexpected and make for enjoyable reads. "

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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

Deborah Hazlett’s audiobook narrations include Phillip Margolin’s Lost Lake and Laura Lippman’s Baltimore Blues. She is a classically trained actor whose favorite roles include the title roles in Hedda Gabler and Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune. She earned her MFA from the University of South Carolina and lives and works in New York City.