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Laura Lippman


USA flag (b.1959)

Laura Lippman was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at The (Baltimore) Sun. She began writing novels while working full-time and published seven books about “accidental PI” Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Tess Monaghan
   1. Baltimore Blues (1997)
   2. Charm City (1997)
   3. Butchers Hill (1998)
   4. In Big Trouble (1999)
   5. The Sugar House (2000)
   6. In A Strange City (2001)
   7. The Last Place (2002)
   8. By a Spider's Thread (2004)
   9. No Good Deeds (2006)
   10. Another Thing to Fall (2008)
   11. The Girl in the Green Raincoat (2011)
   12. Hush Hush (2012)
   The Tess Chronicles (2018)
   Tess Monaghan: A Mysterious Profile (2022)
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Novels
   Every Secret Thing (2003)
   To the Power of Three (2005)
   What the Dead Know (2007)
     aka Little Sister
   Life Sentences (2009)
   I'd Know You Anywhere (2010)
     aka Don't Look Back
   The Most Dangerous Thing (2011)
     aka The Innocents
   And When She Was Good (2012)
   After I'm Gone (2014)
   Wilde Lake (2016)
   Sunburn (2018)
   Lady in the Lake (2019)
   Dream Girl (2021)
   Prom Mom (2023)
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Collections
   Hardly Knew Her (2008)
   The Accidental Detective (2012)
   Femme Fatale and Other Stories (2012)
   Different for Girls (2018)
   Nasty Girls (2018)
   The Weaker Sex (2018)
   Seasonal Work (2022)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Arm and the Woman (2009)
   The Babysitter's Code (2009)
   Black-Eyed Susan (2009)
   The Crack Cocaine Diet (2009)
   Dear Penthouse Forum (2009)
   Easy as A-B-C (2009)
   Femme Fatale (2009)
   A Good Fuck Spoiled (2009)
   Honor Bar (2009)
   One True Love (2009)
   Pony Girl (2009)
   Ropa Vieja (2009)
   Scratch a Woman (2009)
   The Shoeshine Man's Regrets (2009)
   What He Needed (2009)
   Five Fires (2014)
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Series contributed to
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Best American Mystery Stories
   The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) (with Otto Penzler)
     aka The Best American Mystery Stories: Volume 17
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Hush
   3. Slow Burner (2020)
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Picture Books show
 
Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Laura Lippman recommends
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Since She's Been Gone (2024)
Sagit Schwartz
"Since She's Been Gone is a fast-paced, timely thriller that sets itself apart with its nuanced, informed view of eating disorders."
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Beware the Woman (2023)
Megan Abbott
"Beware the Woman is Megan Abbott at her best, which is about as good as it gets. A modern-day Gothic, it is chilling and creepy, feverish and surreal, and compulsively readable."
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I Have Some Questions for You (2023)
Rebecca Makkai
"Some books are so universal that they feel bizarrely specific: I read I Have Some Questions for You as if it was written just for me, but I can't imagine who wouldn't love it. Timely, provocative, nuanced, generous-Rebecca Makkai astonishes once again with the perfect combination of brains and heart."

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Anthologies containing stories by Laura Lippman
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Deadly Anniversaries (2020)
(Mystery Writers of America Presents)
edited by
Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
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Death Sentences (2014)
Stories of Deathly Books, Murderous Booksellers and Lethal Literature
edited by
Otto Penzler

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Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (1998) : Butchers Hill
Shamus Awards Best Paperback original winner (1998) : Charm City
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1999) : In Big Trouble
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (1999) : Butchers Hill
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (1999) : Butchers Hill
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (2000) : In Big Trouble
Shamus Awards Best Paperback original winner (2000) : In Big Trouble
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : The Last Place
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2004) : By a Spider's Thread
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2004) : Every Secret Thing
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : By a Spider's Thread
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : By a Spider's Thread
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : To the Power of Three
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2007) : No Good Deeds
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2008) : What the Dead Know
Barry Awards Best Novel winner (2008) : What the Dead Know
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2008) : What the Dead Know
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2008) : What the Dead Know
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2011) : I'd Know You Anywhere
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2015) : After I'm Gone
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : Wilde Lake
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : Wilde Lake
Macavity Awards Best Book nominee (2017) : Wilde Lake
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2019) : Sunburn
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2020) : Lady in the Lake


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