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    The New York Times–bestselling author of Hush Hush interviews the lead character of her hit series.In 1997, the character of Tess Monaghan debuted in Laura Lippman’s detective novel, Baltimore Blues. The book launched the bestselling series that ...



  • In a suspenseful collection of stories featuring fierce women -- including one never-before-published novella -- New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman showcases why she is one of today’s top crime writers. The award-winning master of psycholog...



  • Following up on her acclaimed and wildly successful New York Times bestseller Lady in the Lake, Laura Lippman returns with a dark, complex tale of psychological suspense with echoes of Misery involving a novelist, incapacitated by injury, who is plag...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will reson...



  • The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a fo...



  • Men in Laura Lippman's haunting and suspenseful stories can be terrified witnesses, unwitting victims, or bemused perpetrators. In “Pony Girl and Black-Eyed Susan”, young African-American men find themselves bystanders to horrific crimes central ...



  • Meet some of the most dangerous women master of psychological suspense Laura Lippman has ever created in works so dark that her husband observed that most of her short stories center on betrayals between men and women. These stories include a senior ...



  • Heloise is a suburban madam who flies under the radar in her affluent Maryland community by claiming she’s a lobbyist. Featured in Laura Lippman’s novel And When She Was Good, Heloise first appeared in two short stories, “One True Love” and ...



  • Laura Lippman has long been fascinated by the dangerous vulnerability of teenage girls. In “The Babysitter's Code”—the inspiration for her critically acclaimed novel, To the Power of Three—an adolescent girl decides to take a gun to school. I...







  • Laura Lippman's beloved Baltimore private investigator, Tess Monaghan, has been featured in several short stories, including “Ropa Vieja”, “The Shoeshine Man's Regrets”, and “The Book Thing*”. Another story, “The Every Day Housewife”,...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman returns with a superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But ...



  • An African-American man accused of rape by a humiliated girl.  A vengeful father.  A courageous attorney.  A worshipful daughter.  Think you know this story?  Think again.  Luisa “Lu” Brant is the newly elected state’s attorney represe...



  • The award-winning New York Times bestselling author of After I’m Gone, The Most Dangerous Thing, I’d Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know brings back private detective Tess Monaghan, introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues, in an absorbing...



  • Everyone in small-town Bellville is talking about a series of mysterious fires disrupting the typically tranquil summer. The authorities attribute them to heat lightning, but some Belleville residents are not so sure…High-school student Beth, like ...



  • in Games Creatures Play

    Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner are your announcers for this collection of the most peculiar plays ever made—including a story featuring ...



  • Laura Lippman, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Thing, I’d Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know, returns with an addictive story that explores how one man’s disappearance echoes through the lives of the w...



  • Perennial New York Times and national bestselling author and acclaimed, multiple prizewinner Laura Lippman delivers a brilliant novel about a woman with a secret life who is forced to make desperate choices to save her son and herself. Heloise con...



  • A thief targets a local bookstore and it will take a bibliophile PI to save the shop Tess Monaghan wants to like the Children’s Bookstore. It’s bright, cozy, and packed with the kinds of books that she is dying for her daughter to fall in love...











  • Some secrets can't be kept. . . . Years ago, they were all the best of friends. But as time passed and circumstances changed, they grew apart, became adults with families of their own, and began to forget about the past -- and the terrible lie the...




  • In the third trimester of her pregnancy, Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan is under doctor's orders to remain immobile. Bored and restless, reduced to watching the world go by outside her window, she takes small comfort in the mundane even...



  • Eliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful, ordinary suburban life. But her tranquility is shattered when she receives a letter from the last person she ever expects to hear from: Walter Bowman. There was your photo, in a magazine. I'd know you anywhere. ...



  • Author Cassandra Fallows has achieved remarkable success by baring her life on the page. Her two widely popular memoirs continue to sell briskly, acclaimed for their brutal, unexpurgated candor about friends, family, lovers -- -- and herself. But no...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...







  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...



  • A trade paperback collection of 16 short stories, some new, some published before, all together for the first time, featuring Tess Monaghan, New York Times Bestselling author Laura Lippman’s acclaimed private eye For the first time together in one...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...



  • A trade paperback collection of 16 short stories, some new, some published before, all together for the first time, featuring Tess Monaghan, New York Times Bestselling author Laura Lippman’s acclaimed private eye For the first time together in one...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...







  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mon...



  • The California dream weavers have invaded Charm City with their cameras, their stars, and their controversy. . . . When private investigator Tess Monaghan literally runs into the crew of the fledgling TV series Mann of Steel while sculling, she e...



  • Thirty years ago two sisters disappeared from a shopping mall. Their bodies were never found and those familiar with the case have always been tortured by these questions: How do you kidnap two girls? Who--or what--could have lured the two sisters aw...



  • New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Mo...



  • For Tess Monaghan, the unsolved murder of a young federal prosecutor is nothing more than a theoretical problem, one of several cases to be deconstructed in her new gig as a consultant to the local newspaper. But it becomes all too tangible when her ...



  • in Baltimore Noir

    Brand-new stories by: David Simon, Laura Lippman, Tim Cockey, Rob Hiaasen, Robert Ward, Sujata Massey, Jack Bludis, Rafael Alvarez, Marcia Talley, Joseph Wallace, Lisa Respers France, Charlie Stella, Sarah Weinman, Dan Fesperman, Jim Fusilli, and Ben...



  • The three girls have been inseparable best friends since the third grade -- Josie, the athletic one; Perri, the brilliant, acerbic drama queen; and Kat, the beauty, who also has brains, grace, and a heart open to all around her. But their last day of...



  • Mark Rubin claims he and his beautiful wife had a flawless, happy marriage. Yet one day, without warning, Natalie gathered up their children and vanished. The police can't do anything because all the evidence indicates she left willingly. So the succ...



  • in Like A Charm

    Desire leaves a man destroyed ... A young girl's curiosity reveals secrets better left hidden ... Jealousy drives a woman mad ... An obsession with numbers precipitates a deadly revenge ... Ambition leads to a curious exchange ... An uncanny likeness...



  • Two little girls banished from a neighborhood birthday party take a wrong turn down an unfamiliar Baltimore street -- and encounter an abandoned stroller with an infant inside. What happens next is shocking and terrible, and three families are irre...







  • Five lives in the Baltimore area have been brutally destroyed over the past six years - five unsolved homicides, seemingly unconnected except for the suspicion that each death was the result of domestic violence. In hot legal water - and court-ordere...



  • It is a Charm City tradition - an annual visit to the Baltimore gravesite of Edgar Allan Poe on the renowned author's birthday by a mysterious cloaked figure bearing gifts of three roses and a half bottle of cognac. This year, private investigator Te...



  • Baltimore locals recognize the Sugar House as a stubborn and defiant legacy of the city's past. Tess Monaghan thought she knew it too -- until she was forced to take on the most disturbing case of her accidental career. A client named Ruthie -- ...



  • in First Cases Volume 3

    Follow Tony Hillerman's Jim Chee as he investigates rumors of witchcraft in the steamy Southwest. Join Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan when she looks into a suspicious house fire in Baltimore. Compare the detecting tactics of Maxine O'Callaghan's pione...



  • First as a reporter and then as a p.i., 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 photogr...



  • Tess Monaghan has finally made the move and hung out her shingle as a p.i.-for-hire, complete with an office in Butchers Hill. Maybe it's not the best address in Baltimore, but you gotta start somewhere, and Tess's greyhound Esskay has no trouble tak...



  • As a practiced reporter until her newspaper went to that great pressroom in the sky, P. I. Tess Monaghan knows and loves every inch of her native Baltimore, even the parts being slobb:,red on by the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. It'...



  • Until her paper, the BALTIMORE STAR, crashed and burned, Tess Monaghan was a damn good reporter who knew her hometown intimately--from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at twenty-nine, she's will...


Complete Series List in Order

Kevin Infante

What the Dead Know (Mar-2007)

A Tess Monaghan Mystery

0.5) Orphans Court (Dec-1999)
1) Baltimore Blues (Feb-1997)
2) Charm City (Oct-1997)
3) Butchers Hill (Jul-1998)
4) In Big Trouble (Sep-1999)
5) The Sugar House (Sep-2000)
6) In a Strange City (Sep-2001)
7) The Last Place (Oct-2002)
8) By a Spider's Thread (Jun-2004)
9) No Good Deeds (Jul-2006)
10) Another Thing to Fall (Mar-2008)
11) The Girl in the Green Raincoat (Jan-2011)
12) Hush Hush (Feb-2015)

Multi-Author Series List

Bibliomysteries

7) The Book Thing (Jan-2013)

Award-Winning Books by Laura Lippman

After I'm Gone
2014 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Contemporary Mystery
2015 Anthony Award -- Novel
Butchers Hill
1998 Agatha Award -- Novel
1999 Anthony Award -- Paperback Original
By a Spider's Thread
2004 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- PI Novel
Charm City
1997 Shamus Award -- Paperback Original P.I. Novel
1998 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Paperback Original
Every Secret Thing
2004 Anthony Award -- Novel
Hardly Knew Her
2008 Anthony Award -- Short Story
In Big Trouble
1999 Shamus Award -- Paperback Original P.I. Novel
2000 Anthony Award -- Paperback Original
No Good Deeds
2007 Anthony Award -- Novel
The Sugar House
2001 Nero Wolfe Award -- Novel
What the Dead Know
2008 Anthony Award -- Novel
2008 Macavity Award -- Mystery Novel