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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780752837628

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For PI Tess Monaghan secrets from the past can be murder . . . From the author of SUNBURN and LADY IN THE LAKE
Winner of the Edgar and Shamus awards

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 once loved. It starts when she gets a newspaper photograph of an old boyfriend with part of a headline attached: BIG TROUBLE.

The answer to the mystery lies far from Baltimore, deep in a world of good-time music, old-fashioned ambition and rich people’s games. And Tess must find out what happened to the man she once loved and the woman who changed him – and the connection to a series of murders . . .

Reviews

Laura Lippman is among the select group of novelists who have invigorated the crime fiction arena with smart, innovative, and exciting work
George Pelecanos
A gripping mystery
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
One of the most polished and consistently interesting writers of detective fiction today
THE ECONOMIST
Lippman is a writing powerhouse
USA TODAY
Ably demonstrates why Lippman has been sweeping up the American crime awards. A gripping sense of place and a great new sleuthette make this a page-turner
GUARDIAN
One of the best novelists around, period
WASHINGTON POST
Every time Laura Lippman comes out with a new book, I get chills because I know I am back in the hands of the master. She is simply a brilliant novelist, an unflinching chronicler of life in America right now
Gillian Flynn
Laura Lippman continues to push the envelope of modern crime-writing
Harlan Coben
Lippman is the closest writer America has to Ruth Rendell
Stephen King