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by Laura Lippman

  • ISBN: 0380788764
  • Author: Laura Lippman
  • ePub ver: 1676 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon (October 1, 1997)
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  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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Baltimore Blues: The First Tess Monaghan Novel. Since LAURA LIPPMAN’s debut, she has won multiple awards and critical acclaim for provocative, timely crime novels set in her beloved hometown of Baltimore.

Baltimore Blues: The First Tess Monaghan Novel. Baltimore Blues: The First Tess Monaghan Novel. Butchers Hill: A Tess Monaghan Novel. Laura has been nominated for more than fifty awards for crime fiction and won almost twenty, including the Edgar.

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Charm City: A Tess Monaghan Novel. Charm City - Laura Lippman. Second in Lippman's Tess Monaghan series about a former newspaper woman turned PI. Lippman was herself a newspaper reporter, and is from Baltimore, so she is writing what she knows, and doing it quite well.

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Автор: Lippman Laura Название: Charm City: A Tess Monaghan Novel Издательство: HarperCollins .

2015 Язык: ENG Поставляется из: США Описание: In New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippmans electrifying thriller, PI Tess Monaghan discovers she mightve gotten herself into a dangerous situation for which theres no way ou. .

Lippman Laura - скачать бесплатно все книги автора . Книги 1-19 из 19. Another Thing to Fall. Tess Monaghan has finally made the move and hung out her sign as a private investigator for hire, complete with an office in Butchers Hill. Maybe its not the greatest address in Baltimore, but you've got to start somewhere. 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.

Reporter-turned-PI Tess Monaghan loves every inch of her native Baltimore-a quirky city where baseball . Laura Lippman is the author of eleven novels featuring Baltimore private detective Tess Monaghan, seven stand-alone novels, and a short story collection

Reporter-turned-PI Tess Monaghan loves every inch of her native Baltimore-a quirky city where baseball reigns and homicide seems to be the second most popular sport. Business tycoon "Wink" Wynkowski wants to change all that by bringing pro basketball back to town-a laudable mission that's greeted with widespread cheers. until a muckraking front-page exposé of his past appears in the Beacon-Light. Laura Lippman is the author of eleven novels featuring Baltimore private detective Tess Monaghan, seven stand-alone novels, and a short story collection. Her six most recent books have all been New York Times bestsellers.

HarperCollins, Harper. Tess Monaghan is a former journalist and part-time unlicensed investigator for a law firm

HarperCollins, Harper. When I read a Laura Lippman book, I can't help but smile and think of my best friend, who lives in Baltimore. I love how familiar she is with the city and how she lays it out there in the books. This one also showed her roots as a reporter. Tess Monaghan is a former journalist and part-time unlicensed investigator for a law firm. She's called in to investigate how someone slipped an unauthorized story into the Beacon Light newspaper, and agrees because she'd like to use their resources to figure out why her uncle got beat up so bad he's in a coma.

Laura Lippman Tess is hired to find the unknown computer hacker who planted the lethal .

Laura Lippman was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at The Baltimore Sun. Her novels have won numerous crime fiction prizes, including the Edgar, Anthony, Nero Wolfe and Agatha awards in the US. As well as featuring in numerous end of year lists, her most recent novel Sunburn (2018) was nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, won the eDunnit Award and was a Waterstones Book of the Month.

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 slobbered on by the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. It's a quirky city where baseball reigns, but lately homicide seems to be the second most popular local sport. Business tycoon "Wink" Wynkowski is trying to change all that by bringing pro basketball back to town, and everybody's rooting fro him -- until a devastating, muckraking expose of his lurid past appears on the front page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light. It's a

surprise even to the Blight's editors, who thought they'd killed the piece. Instead, the piece killed Wink -- who's found in his garage with the car running.

Now the Blight wants to nail the unknown computer hacker who planted the lethal story, and the assignment is right up the alley of a former newshound like Tess. But it doesn't take long for her to discover deeper, darker secrets, and to realize that this situation is really more about whacking than hacking. It's just murder in Baltimore these days -- and Tess Monaghan herself might be next on the list.

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 slobbered on by the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. It's a quirky city where baseball reigns, but lately homicide seems to be the second most popular local sport. Business tycoon "Wink" Wynkowski is trying to change all that by bringing pro basketball back to town, and everybody's rooting for him -- until a devastating, muckraking expose of his lurid past appears on the front page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light. It's a surprise even to the Blight's editors, who thought they'd killed the piece. Instead, the piece killed Wink -- who's found in his garage with the car running.

Now the Blight wants to nail the unknown computer hacker who planted the lethal story, and the assignment is right up the alley of a former newshound like Tess. But it doesn't take long for her to discover deeper, darker secrets, and to realize that this situation is really more about whacking than hacking. It's just murder in Baltimore these days -- and Tess Monaghan herself might be next on the list.

Comments (7)

Wooden Purple Romeo
Laura Lippman is a good, fluid writer, and her descriptions of Baltimore (Balmer) authentic and fun to read if you're from the area (I'm from DC but love to visit Charm City). The plotting is a bit murky but not dishonest. However, I found Tess Monaghan hard to warm to -- charmless, in fact. It's probably just a matter of taste. In contrast, Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich's books) is fun b/c ditzy, slow to pull her weapon (when she remembers it), and surrounded by a fascinating group of friends and family. But then I'm from Jersey.
Juce
After my disappointment with Lippman's first book, "Baltimore Blues," I kept my hopes high for this book, hearing that her work had improved after her first release. I very much enjoyed the Tess Monaghan in this book. Smarter, more established with a firmer hold on her life, she transforms from the awkward, immature woman from "Baltimore Blues" and emerges into a figure many can admire. "Baltimore Blues" Tess was dangerously close to becoming the Stephanie Plum character from Janet Evanovich's books that I despise. I was extremely pleased and relieved Tess managed to grow up.

As for this book, "Charm City," the plot was a little confusing. It was a little hard for me to understand how Sterling tied into the beginning and how Tess managed to tie all the evidence together. Her methods to acquire information were at times hard to believe, like when she showed up at the widow Wink's home with a gold bracelet after the media had been hounding her for days. Honestly, what woman would let a stranger into her home and pour her soul out about her private life? Maybe it's just me. Also, in the end (SPOILER ALERT) it was discovered that the culprit's fingerprints were on the car door. Why didn't anyone think to look that up in the beginning, when the crime was committed? Did I miss that? There was no mention of dusting for fingerprints in the first place.

Aside from the few holes I found in the story, Lippman has an enormous talent for writing. I admired her sentence structuring and her descriptions. She manages to describe in full detail without boring me or going over the top. I look forward to reading more of her books.

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Dyni
Love Lippman's books. This isn't my favorite of the series, but it's a good one. This is my second time reading through the series. Even though I know how the relationships turn out, I still find myself stressed and upset by the issues between the characters. It's hard to explain why I like the books so much without spoilers, so I'm going to leave it at that =)
Pedora
I really like Ms. Lippman's writing and am steadily working my way through all the Tess Monaghan novels, finding that I either like or love them all, which is saying something.

Lest you think I just like or love any old thing I read, let me clarify: since I started looking at reviews of books and trying to find writers whose styles I might like because they were highly rated by people or reviewers of other books I had loved, I have found myself far more pleased with what I read. That's how I found Ms. Lippman's work, and boy am I glad I did. Her Tess Monaghan series is absolutely superb, as are most of her standalone novels.

This one, which I think is the second in the Monaghan series, isn't my fave, but it's a decent book. You really ought to read this one after reading the first one; for some reason, I get the strong feeling you won't get Tess very clearly if you don't have some sort of frame of reference for her already.

In this one, she's hired by the paper she used to work for in order to determine who hacked the paper's computer system and got a story printed up when the paper's execs thought they'd managed to kill the story.

Tess does her usual stuff: approaches the task with humor, as much deceit as she needs to get the job done, and a fairly respectable intellect (just in case you forget she's an English major, y'all).

I like so much in this novel: her growing relationship with Esskay, the greyhound; her relationship with Crow (her much younger boyfriend); the other relationships of significance to her (Whitney, Tyner, etc.). I like how her mind works, how she quickly catches some things while others elude her. She's not a super sleuth. She's not one of those protagonists who seems so quickly to solve everything, to make connections that the average human being would never make. She stumbles a bit and doesn't always see what's right in front of her face.

In this book, in fact, that last thing I mentioned is what kept the book from being as good as it could be. Ms. Lippman is usually excellent at revealing snippets so that the reader is guessing right along with Tess, but in this one, I could see the end coming about 100 pages before the end actually came. I knew whodunnit. I saw a lot of the end coming, and that really detracted from my enjoyment of the novel.

Overall, had I not so clearly seen the plot developing to its conclusion long before Ms. Lippman unraveled it for me, I'd have given this 5 stars. As it is, because I love so much of what I read about Tess and her circle, it gets 4 stars.

I'd like to know what you think. Read "Baltimore Blues," and then read this one. Tell me if you can see the difference in how the villain is revealed.

Happy reading!
Nagis
Love the characters, love that the locale is such an integral part of the story, love that the background profession of Tess is not of a police nature. The thing I liked least about this read was the use of the word suppose when it should have been supposed! Other than having to internally make that annoying correction each time the word was used, it was an awesome reading experience!
Worla
On just the 2nd Tess Monaghan book, I am hooked. Not only are the characters like old friends already, but the setting of Baltimore is so vivid that I feel like I have lived there or been there often! The stories in Lippman's books, while not edge of your seat, are "pull you into the action" types because you are so invested in the characters! I can't wait to continue the adventures of Tess, Whitney, Spike, Crow, Kitty, and now Esskay!
Binthars
I read the first Tess Monaghan book and enjoyed it. This story was not as engaging. I will read the next in the series, but I'm hoping for better.
I'm enjoying this series. The series' main character, Tess Monaghan, matches very closely with Sue Grafton's Alphabet Murder's character, Kinsey Millhone. I like both characters and as I'm nearly finished the Alphabet Murder series, I'm looking forward to following along with Tess Monaghan's trials and tribulations.

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