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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,399 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Lippman Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Laura Lippman won the Nero Wolfe Award for this powerful mystery.

Former journalist turned P.I. Tess Monaghan thought she knew Baltimore like the back of her hand - but what she doesn't know just might kill her in this grim yet irresistible novel. 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 Melissa Stoltz | 2/19/2014

    " The book was pretty good it kept my interest the whole way through. Loved the main character she had spunk but was also caring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisabeth Rogerson | 2/11/2014

    " First I ever read and then I was hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 2/9/2014

    " Another good "episode" for Tess. This one is set back in Baltimore with a side trip to the Eastern Shore. The places are so familiar that I feel like I'll see them when I walk down the street. I also like the interaction with her family, there's a lot of character growth for Tess in this book. Both in how she tackles ethical dilemmas and how she judges those around her for the way they handle similar things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kj | 2/5/2014

    " It was a great read. I continue to like Tess. What can I say this is a great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the Tess Monaghan series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/27/2014

    " enjoyed the deeper story development "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misshkey | 1/19/2014

    " Fast paced. First book I've read with Tess Monaghan as the PI. Well developed and likeable character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judi | 1/12/2014

    " good....plot was decent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey (I'm A Book Shark) | 1/12/2014

    " Not my favorite of this series. I wish it was told in first person. The narrator changed as well, and that made it harder to listen to. I'm taking a break from this series since I checked ahead and the narrator changes a couple more times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine Duran | 12/31/2013

    " great. little long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 10/25/2013

    " I just loved the way this book flowed...one turn led to another turn and then to another turn and then...and so on. It was amazing how Laura was able to juggle all the different situations and yet have them all connected and sown up in the end... Good job! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 10/8/2013

    " I liked it well enough to check out her other books. The characters were likable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 9/2/2013

    " Another fine entry in the Tess Moaghan series --- though this one sure had a lot of coincidences. And I still am not sure how one character (a shady lawyer/lobbyist) came out -- was he guilty of anything? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kwoomac | 8/21/2013

    " another Tess Monahan mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 8/2/2013

    " I read this Baltimore based book while visiting a town near Baltimore. It was an exciting mystery with interesting character development and it gave me insight into Baltimore. Very fun. I'm going to start with the first of the Tess Monaghan series next time I visit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blurb | 7/15/2013

    " Clasic Laura Lippman - good plot, decent writing but not amazing. The arch-typical three star book. I won't remember a ton of it but won't be upset that I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 5/20/2013

    " A bit disjointed and with some coincidences that just felt silly. Still, enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 5/13/2013

    " light, quick read in the her tess pi series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz DeCoster | 3/22/2013

    " Still really enjoying these books, plus enjoying the jolt of excitement when I know where in Baltimore Lippman is describing. If anything's going to sell me on Baltimore, it's as likely to be these books as anything else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 12/31/2012

    " Another complicated plot...which I had no hope of figuring out. But it was a great story and this time I didn't get confused. This author is good at coming up with dicey ideas. Liked it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 10/5/2012

    " Just okay. But I don't regret reading it. Plot got off to a good start but later became quite predictable. Good denouement however. Very good. I'm glad I gave this book a chance "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dottie | 9/29/2012

    " This book got good reviews...why?? A very disjointed story...just could not force myself to even finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari | 5/13/2012

    " Best story yet in the Tess Monaghan series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 3/4/2012

    " Another great read... Lippman's books just keep getting better and better in her Tess Monaghan series... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne Bringley | 12/2/2011

    " It was a good mystery with some twists and turns. Not having read any of the Tess Monaghan books before the whole cast of characters got a bit confusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 11/8/2011

    " Good story. Terrible narration. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn (in SC) C234D | 10/19/2011

    " Unfortunately, since I read this book over six years ago, I cannot remember it well. At the time, I wrote that it was a very good Tess Monaghan story. She tries to ID a dead girl, so she can determine why the girl's killer was murdered in prison. 3.5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fionna | 9/25/2011

    " More enjoyable stuff, and again I want to read more to see how Tess gets on after these adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 9/20/2011

    " This was my first Tess Monaghan mystery and it was ok, she is not my favorite PI but she's good. The story kept me interested and I did find characters fascinating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 9/14/2011

    " I read this right after a visit to Baltimore because it was set there. I didn't find the plot all that difficult to figure out and therefore got bored waiting for my assumptions to be confirmed. A little too fluffy for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 5/17/2011

    " Fun as always. Love this Tess character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 4/26/2011

    " light, quick read in the her tess pi series. "

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

    " Best story yet in the Tess Monaghan series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/11/2011

    " Very predictable in parts, and I didn't find the writing style to be particularly strong. While Lippman tells a pretty good story, she's also key in on stereotypes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " Baltimore politics, corruption and eating disorders "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 3/26/2011

    " I thought this book was okay for a Edgar Award book. It was your typical Lippman book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 3/20/2011

    " I'd say this is more of a 2.5 star book. I didn't hate it, I didn't love it, but I still enjoyed it. I'm interested in reading some of the other in this series. I love series of books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/15/2011

    " Liking these more and more. I find that I read #6 already so I am going on to #7 and have ordered #6 to read again. I just want to keep Tesser's life in order. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 3/14/2011

    " How interesting, I'm convinced that Lippman can do no wrong. I'm now on her 6th book and I can't put down the Tess Monaghan series. Fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/28/2011

    " I love Tess....I love to see how Lippman develops her character throughout the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vfields | 2/8/2011

    " Tess has found her man Crow and together they’re making a good go of the situation. Tess has been asked to try to find the identity of a Jane Doe who died and the harder she tried to find the girls name the uglier things get. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 2/7/2011

    " I like Lippman--I like the main character, books about Baltimore, and a good murder mystery. This one has it all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 1/10/2011

    " I liked it well enough to check out her other books. The characters were likable.
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dottie | 10/27/2010

    " This book got good reviews...why?? A very disjointed story...just could not force myself to even finish 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.