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 loved and lost. It starts when she gets a newspaper photograph of her old boyfriend with a tantalizing shard of headline attached: In Big Trouble. The answers lie far from Baltimore, deep in a world of good-time music, old-fashioned ambition, and rich people's games. For Tess must find out what happened to a man she thought she knew, to a woman who may have changed him forever, and to the victims of a killer who dances to a different and deadly drummer.
About the Author
Laura Lippman: Laura Lippman was a "Baltimore Sun" reporter for twelve years. Her novels have been awarded every major prize in crime fiction. She first-ever recipient of the Mayor's Prize for Literary Excellence.
Deborah Hazlett: Deborah Hazlett's recent theatrical work includes "Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew," and "Henry IV" Parts I and II at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. Deborah's most recent audio work includes "The Writer in the Garden, The Return to Macomb: Harper Lee," and "To Kill a Mockingbird" for National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition."