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Laura Lippman has been awarded every major prize in crime fiction. Since the publication of What the Dead Know, each of her hardcovers has hit the New York Times bestseller list. A recent recipient of the first-ever Mayor's Prize, she lives in Baltimore, New Orleans and New York City with her family.

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Maxim Jakubowski's view on TESS MONAGHAN...

Tess, like her creator Laura Lippman, started off as a journalist in Baltimore, before their career paths diverged and she became a private eye. A modern heroine, with guts and a strong sense of social compassion, she has appeared in 12 novels to date; ANOTHER THINGS TO FALL sees Tess detecting on the set of a TV series, a milieu Lippman knows well as her husband David Simon is the man behind THE WIRE.

If you like Laura Lippman you might also like to read books by Megan Abbott, Sue Grafton and Tess Gerritsen.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Laura Lippman

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
Wilde Lake
Laura Lippman
Having achieved a full sweep of most of the crime genre's major awards, Lippman has recently also entered the US bestseller list on a regular basis, but has undeservedly not reached the same level of success in the UK. Her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
Wilde Lake
Laura Lippman
Maxim Jakubowski July 2016 Highly Recommended. Having achieved a full sweep of most of the crime genre's major awards, Lippman has recently also entered the US bestseller list on a regular basis, but has undeservedly not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
Hush Hush A Tess Monaghan Novel by Laura Lippman
Hush Hush A Tess Monaghan Novel
Laura Lippman
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Laura Lippman has, for a couple of decades, been one of the most consistent and rewarding crime writers around, garnering acclaim but somehow never getting fully into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman
After I'm Gone
Laura Lippman
A wife, three daughters and a mistress, Felix has it good. But then he is confronted with a racketeering scam, he can’t face prison and disappears. The novel fluctuates between then, the investigation into the death of his mistress twenty...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman
After I'm Gone
Laura Lippman
A wife, three daughters and a mistress, Felix has it good. But then he is confronted with a racketeering scam, he can’t face prison and disappears. The novel fluctuates between then, the investigation into the death of his mistress twenty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/01/2014
The Innocents (First Published as The Most Dangerous Thing in the US) by Laura Lippman
The Innocents (First Published as The Most Dangerous Thing in the US)
Laura Lippman
‘They don’t need to know everything, he reasoned. No one needs to know everything.’ The death of one of a once tight-knit group of children throws the adults together and threatens to expose a disturbing secret they share. Ex-journalist Lippman...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2012
Don't Look Back by Laura Lippman
Don't Look Back
Laura Lippman
The new nail-shredding novel from New York Times bestseller, Laura Lippman who has been described by acclaimed author Tess Gerritsen, as one of the best crime novelists writing today.. It's a taut and mesmerizing novel that will live long in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman
Another Thing to Fall
Laura Lippman
TESS MONAGHAN - Tess, like her creator Laura Lippman, started off as a journalist in Baltimore, before their career paths diverged and she became a private eye. A modern heroine, with guts and a strong sense of social compassion, she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/07/2009
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
What the Dead Know
Laura Lippman
A woman found fleeing the scene of a car accident claims to be one of the Bethany girls, sisters who went missing 30 years before, and so starts a compelling mystery. Is she really who she claims to be and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2008
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
What the Dead Know
Laura Lippman
A woman found fleeing the scene of a car accident claims to be one of the Bethany girls, sisters who went missing 30 years before, and so starts a compelling mystery. Is she really who she claims to be and...
Format: Trade Paperback - Released: 21/06/2007
By a Spider's Thread by Laura Lippman
By a Spider's Thread
Laura Lippman
A Tess Monaghan investigation, the eighth so lots to catch up on if you’re new to this lady. They are thoughtful American crime tales set in Baltimore, atmospheric and nicely compulsive, but it’s the human drama that really stands out...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2005

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