But when John P. But when roses and cognac appear on her doorstep, Tess’s curiosity is piqued. She soon discovers that John P. New york times bestselling author laura lippman’s Tess Monaghan must put her PI skills to the ultimate test when she falls into the crosshairs of a psychopath who knows everything about her.
For the past fifty years on the birth date of Edgar Allan Poe, a person wearing a cloak has placed three roses and a half bottle of cognac on the writer’s gravesite. Pi tess monaghan has never witnessed the event. But the custom takes on a bizarre, fatal twist when two cloaked figures arrive. The imitator leaves his tribute and then makes his escape…after shooting the first visitor.
Warning bells tell Tess to steer clear of this case. What was his connection to the decades-long Edgar Allan Poe tradition and to the killer? When more cryptic clues are left at her home, Tess realizes that someone is watching her every move. Someone who’s bent on killing again. Kennedy has vanished into thin air and much of what he told her was questionable.
Kennedy, asks her to uncover the identity of the caped visitor, who he believes has duped him with the sale of an inauthentic antique, an eccentric antiques dealer, Tess decides to hold vigil on the night the cloaked stranger is expected to make an appearance.
The Sugar House: A Tess Monaghan Novel
If there’s anything tess has learned in her work both as a newspaper reporter and then as a PI, it’s to trust your instincts. How could anyone escape all the identity nets of the modern world? Ruthie is convinced if she learns the identity of her brother’s victim, maybe she can also find out why he was killed.
Tess’s search takes her on a harrowing journey from Baltimore’s exclusive Inner Harbor to the seedy neighborhood of Locust Point. Still, henry, she can’t deny she’s intrigued when Ruthie asks her to investigate the fatal stabbing of her brother, while he was locked away for murdering a teenage runaway over a bottle of glue.
. Suddenly, fresher corpses and scarier versions of the Sugar House—places that look so sweet and safe, her supposedly solved murder case keeps turning up newer, but only from the outside. New york times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan must solve one of the most baffling murders in her PI career.
When tess monaghan agrees to talk to Ruthie Dembrow, she senses she’ll regret it. But it’s the shocking discovery of the runaway’s true identity that turns Tess’s hunt deadly. Henry’s death at the hands of fellow convicts doesn’t surprise Tess, but what does is that he was convicted for murdering a “Jane Doe”—something that rarely happens in the judicial system.
No id was found on the victim’s body, and her fingerprints didn’t match up to any in the national database.
In Big Trouble: A Tess Monaghan Novel
As she attempts to track him down and meets Emmie Sterne, Tess immediately senses something’s off with the blonde, the singer in Crow’s band, blue-eyed stunner. Pi tess monaghan thought she’d seen the last of her ex-boyfriend Ed Crow when they ended their relationship. New york times bestselling author laura Lippman spins a spellbinding novel of suspense in which PI Tess Monaghan must turn to the past to solve a murder in the present.
And when another corpse surfaces, Tess must find out the connection between the two murders and Emmie’s dark past. Searching the house where crow was staying, Tess stumbles on more than she bargained for when she finds the body of an ex-convict whose face has been blown off with a rifle. Now with the local sheriff breathing down her neck for answers, Tess knows she has to find Crow—and fast—before the cops locate him.
Tess has no doubts that crow is innocent—but the company he’s been keeping is questionable even if she is easy on the eyes. Determined to find crow and make sure he isn’t in any danger, Tess investigates and soon discovers she hardly knows the man she thought she knew. And if a killer lurks behind that pretty face.
But when she receives a newspaper clipping with a photo of crow and the headline “IN BIG TROUBLE, ” she’s reluctantly pulled into looking for him and heads to Austin, Texas—the last place he was seen.
The Last Place: A Tess Monaghan Novel
Tess’ search for the connecting threads takes her beyond the Charm City limits and into dangerously unfamiliar territory. The only thing the five cases seem to have is that they are now ice cold. With the help of a police officer obsessed with bringing a murderer down, where a psychopath can hide as easily in the fabric of a tiny, she follows scant leads into the remotest corners of Maryland, rough-hewn fishing community as in the alleys and shadows of bustling Baltimore.
As she strays far from everything that’s familiar and safe in her life, Tess is suddenly cast into a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with an ingenious slayer who changes identities as often and effortlessly as clothing. But at last, a single link to the murders emerges. Five lives—four women, one man—ended in various ways.
Unfortunately, it's Tess. William Morrow Co. When new york times bestselling author laura lippman’s tess monaghan investigates five cold case murders, she doesn’t expect the investigation to become personal…Tess Monaghan agrees to look into a series of unsolved homicides that date back over the past six years despite the fact that the assignment originates from a troubling source: wealthy Baltimore benefactor Luisa O’Neal, who was both instrumental in launching Tess’s present career and intimately connected with the murder of Tess’s former boyfriend.
Apart from the suspicion that each death was the result of domestic violence, nothing else seems to connect them.
Butchers Hill: A Tess Monaghan Novel
His motives seem genuine to Tess who thinks he’s an old man who made a terrible, tragic mistake. Yet others don’t see it that way and think Luther is simply evil and should have never been released from prison. But not long after tess begins her search, Treasure and Destiny Teeter are found murdered. As tess soon learns, the more she digs, the more complicated this case becomes as she must decide whether her client was capable of killing Treasure and Destiny and if he’s telling her the complete truth about Donnie Moore’s shooting.
But tess doesn’t have a lot of time for a killer who’s waiting to strike again—a killer whose sights are now set on Tess. Pi tess monaghan doesn’t expect her first case in her new private investigation practice in Baltimore’s neighborhood of Butchers Hill to come in the form of Luther Beale—an ex-con who was sent to prison for shooting Donnie Moore, a boy who vandalized his car five years earlier.
New york times bestselling author laura lippman’s Tess Monaghan takes on the case of a notorious former vigilante—and finds herself embroiled in a case with far-reaching consequences where the truth is as dangerous as the lies she uncovers. Could luther have been responsible for their deaths? Is that the real reason why he wanted Tess to find them? But just when her doubts about her client surface, Luther makes a shocking revelation that puts everything into question.
The former vigilante, salamon hawkings, who became known as the Butcher of Butchers Hill, wants Tess to find Treasure and Destiny Teeter, and Eldon Kane—the other kids who witnessed his crime—so he can finally make amends.
Charm City: A Tess Monaghan Novel
In new york times bestselling author laura lippman’s electrifying thriller, PI Tess Monaghan discovers she might’ve gotten herself into a dangerous situation for which there’s no way out. Now as tess’s pi skills are put to the ultimate test, she must stay one step ahead of a diabolical William Morrow Co.
. Pi tess monaghan is ecstatic to hear the news that business tycoon Gerard “Wink” Wynkowski wants to bring pro-basketball back to Baltimore. But the more tess uncovers about wink, the more she’s convinced that someone with an axe to grind wanted him dead and was willing to go as far as murdering him.
And if this all weren’t enough to keep her plate full, Tess must also find the lowlifes who roughed up her uncle—the same men who are intent on getting back a prized Greyhound dog which she’s currently looking after while her uncle recuperates. But when wink’s checkered past—which runs the gamut from domestic abuse and compulsive gambling to armed robberies and even manslaughter—makes the front page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light, aka the “Blight” his project is jeopardized.
No one is more surprised at the exposé than the editors of the paper who were certain they killed the piece. Suicide appears to be the cause of his death—and everyone is blaming the “Blight” for airing his dirty laundry and sending him into the downward spiral that led to his demise. Hoping to uncover who hacked into their computers, the newspaper hires Tess.
But soon after the story on Wink runs, he’s found asphyxiated in his garage with his car’s engine running.
The Girl in the Green Raincoat: A Tess Monaghan Novel
Tess monaghan in the strange case of The Girl in the Green Raincoat. Originally serialized in the new york times, the girl in the green raincoat is now in book form for the very first time—a masterful thriller in the Alfred Hitchcock mode that places a very pregnant, homebound Tess in the center of a murderous puzzle that could cost her her life and the life of her unborn child.
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No Good Deeds: A Tess Monaghan Novel
William Morrow Co. To make matters worse, Crow has gone into hiding with his young protégé. Tess agrees to protect the boy’s identity no matter what, especially when one of his friends is killed in what appears to be a case of mistaken identity. And with federal agents determined to learn the boy’s name at any cost, Tess finds out just how far even official authorities will go to get what they want.
It isn’t long before Tess finds herself facing felony charges. Now her only recourse is to get to the heart of the sordid and deadly affair while they're all still free. And still breathing. But it becomes all too tangible when her boyfriend, Crow, brings home a young street kid who’s a juvenile con artist and who doesn’t even realize he holds an important key to the sensational homicide.
But as she soon discovers, her ethical decision to protect him has dire consequences. Chilling, insightful, and edge-of-your seat exciting. Usa todayfor tess monaghan, the unsolved murder of a young federal prosecutor is nothing more than a theoretical problem, one of several cases to be deconstructed in her new gig as a consultant to the local newspaper.
So tess can’t deliver the kid to investigators even if she wants to. New york times bestselleraward-winning and new york times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan—first introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues—becomes involved in a complicated investigation that will force her to question her loyalties.
By a Spider's Thread: A Tess Monaghan Novel
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Baltimore Blues: The First Tess Monaghan Novel
Avon A. William Morrow Company. But the slain lawyer's notoriety—and his taste for illicit midday trysts—make the case front-page news in every local paper except the Star, which crashed and burned before Abramowitz did. A former star reporter who knows every inch of this town—from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill—now-unemployed journalist Tess Monaghan also knows the guy the cops like for the killing: cuckolded fiancé Darryl "Rock" Paxton.
The time is ripe for a career move, so when rowing buddy Rock wants to hire her to do some unorthodox snooping to help clear his name, Tess agrees. But there are lethal secrets hiding in the Charm City shadows. And tess's own name could end up on that ever-expanding list of Baltimore dead. William Morrow Co.
Discover the first novel in new york times bestselling author Laura Lippman's outstanding Tess Monaghan series! When a former Baltimore reporter must solve the murder of a notorious attorney, sordid, she discovers Charm City is rife with dark, and dangerous secrets. In a city where someone is murdered almost every day, attorney Michael Abramowitz's death should be just another statistic.
Another Thing to Fall: A Tess Monaghan Novel
Tumulty's concern may be well founded. New york times bestselleraward-winning and new york times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan—first introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues—must protect an up-and-coming Hollywood actress, but when murder strikes on a TV set, the unflappable PI discovers everyone’s got a secret.
A welcome addition to tess monaghan’s adventures and an insightful look at the desperation that drives those grasping for a shot at fame and those who will do anything to keep it. San francisco chroniclewhen private investigator Tess Monaghan literally runs into the crew of the fledgling TV series Mann of Steel while sculling, she expects sharp words and evil looks, not an assignment.
But she’s pulled back in when a grisly on-set murder occurs, threatening to topple the wall of secrets surrounding Mann of Steel as lives, dreams, and careers are scattered among the ruins. Recently, a baltimore man was discovered dead in his home, surrounded by photos of the beautiful—if difficult—aspiring star.
In the past, tess has had enough trouble guarding her own body. William Morrow Co. William Morrow Company. Keeping a spoiled movie princess under wraps may be more than she can handle since Selene is not as naive as everyone seems to think, and instead is quite devious. As a result, mann's creator, the son of a hollywood legend, Selene Waites, Flip Tumulty, is worried for the safety of his young female lead, and asks Tess to serve as her bodyguard.