The Last Place (eBook)


Description


Five lives in the Baltimore area have been brutally destroyed over the past six years -- five unsolved homicides, seemingly unconnected except for the suspicion that each death was the result of domestic violence. In hot legal water -- and court-ordered therapy -- Tess Monaghan accepts an assignment with a local nonprofit organization, agreeing to review police documents on each case for inconsistencies and investigative blunders. But curiosity is leading the disgraced P.I. off the paper trail as she follows scant leads and intuitions into the most remote corners of Maryland -- where a psychopath can hide as easily in the fabric of a tiny fishing community as in the alleys and shadows of Charm City. Because a single common thread to five senseless murders is beginning to emerge with shocking clarity to tie the loose ends together into one bloody knot -- and the link is Tess Monaghan herself.

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.

Praise for The Last Place…


Lippman, reporter for the Baltimore Sun, excels at vivid portraits of her town's offbeat neighborhoods, hangouts and inhabitants. Seen through the eyes of her protagonist--a smart, funny P.I. named Tess Monaghan--Baltimore is never dull
-Seattle Times

“Spectacular. . . . A fast, cleverly ellusive story.”
-New York Times Book Review

“A major work of suspense.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Laura Lippman in her series featuring Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan just keeps getting better and better”
-Houston Chronicle

“The Last Place is the first place readers should turn to for a superior story.”
-Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Lippman’s “usual deft precision”...The Last Place “shouldn’t be missed” !
-Washington Post Book World

Product Details ISBN-13: 9780061807435
Published: HarperCollins, 10/13/2009
Language: en


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