Tess Monaghan has learned the hard way how to survive on the streets of Baltimorefirst as a fearless investigative reporter and lately as a p.i. But a new case is about to take her way out of her element. What begins with a tantalizing shard of a newspaper headline, In Big Trouble, above a photograph of an old boyfriend will end far away in another world, where people dress and talk differently . . . and rich peoples games can have lethal consequences. Here where the sun is mercilessand curiosity can kill faster than a rattlers biteTess is going to have to confront her past and, hopefully, live to tell about it. For the answers she seeks about a man she thought she knew may be somehow linked to a murderer who two-steps to a very deadly drummer.
About the Author
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. Lippman has won numerous literary prizes for her work, including the Edgar®, Anthony, Nero Wolfe, Agatha, Gumshoe, Barry, and Macavity Awards. A recent recipient of the first-ever Mayor's Prize, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband, David Simon; their daughter; and her stepson.