Thursday, August 14, 2014

USA Fiction Challenge: Maryland

USA Fiction Challenge: State of Maryland

Baltimore Blues
by Laura Lippman


Until her paper, the BALTIMORE STAR, crashed and burned, Tess Monaghan was a damn good reporter who knew her hometown intimately, from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at twenty-nine, she is willing to take any freelance job to pay the rent, including a bit of unorthodox snooping for her rowing buddy, Darryl "Rock" Paxton.
In a city where someone is murdered almost everyday, attorney Michael Abramowitz's death should be just another statistic. But the slain lawyer's notoriety, and his noontime trysts with Rock's fiancee, make the case front page news. And points to Rock as the likely murderer. But trying to prove her friend's innocence couls prove costly to Tess and add her name to that infamous ever-growing list.

Printing History
 Written by Laura Lippman (1959- )

July 2006
ISBN 061 19362

William Morrow
December 2006
ISBN 061 21002

Avon Books
February 1997
ISBN 380 78875


  1. Solid start to this series, I thought.

  2. I have read this one but have not moved on to Charm City or Butcher's Hill. Will have to read another Baltimore book soon.