Tess Monaghan
Books in series11
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(3.7 based on 1718 ratings)
  • 1

    Baltimore Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Deborah Hazlett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (188)

    Unemployed at 29, Tess Monaghan 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 every day, attorney Michael Abramowitz's death should be just another statistic. But the slain lawyer's notoriety - and his noontime trysts with Rock's fiancée - make the case front page news...and point to Rock as the likely murderer.

    connie says: "I'm on #8 - This series is almost unique"
    I'm on #8 - This series is almost unique

    Why can't more "gentle" contemporary detective novels like this series be created? I usually avoid U.S. contemporaries because of the
    *poor qualit..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 19 2012 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 2

    Charm City

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Deborah Hazlett
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (127)

    PI Tess Monaghan knows and loves every inch of her native Baltimore. It's a quirky city where baseball reigns, but lately homicide seems to be the second most popular sport. Business tycoon Wink Wynkowski is trying to change all that by bringing pro basketball to town--until a devastating expose appears in the Baltimore Beacon Light. The newspaper's editors thought they'd killed the piece. Instead, the piece killed Wink, who's found dead in his garage. Tess is hired to find the unknown hacker who planted the lethal story.

    Amazon Customer says: "On of my favorites"
    On of my favorites

    Probably my favorite Tess Monaghan audio book so far. (My favorite print book is Sugar House). This book has Tess looking into a news paper story abou..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 05 2010 by Amazon Customer (Ellicott City, MD United States)
  • 3

    Butchers Hill

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Deborah Hazlett
    Overall
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    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (64)

    Tess Monaghan has finally made the move and hung out her shingle as a PI-for-hire, complete with an office in Butchers Hill. Maybe it's not the best address in Baltimore, but you gotta start somewhere, and Tess' greyhound Esskay has no trouble taking marathon naps anywhere there's a roof. Then, in walks Luther Beale, the notorious vigilante who five years ago shot a boy for vandalizing his car. He wants to make reparations to the kids who witnessed his crime, so he needs Tess to find them.

    Linda says: "Enjoyed very much"
    Enjoyed very much

    I've listened to 3 now, and liked each one better than the previous. Either Tess is maturing, or the author is as a writer. The 2 mysteries are rel..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2011 by Linda (PITTSBURGH, PA, United States)
  • 4

    In Big Trouble: A Tess Monaghan Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Deborah Hazlett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    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.

    C. Telfair says: "Tess on the Road"
    Tess on the Road

    Tess NOT in Baltimore?? Though our heroine admits that she just plain doesn't see any point in traveling, this story is terrific, even if she spends m..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 10 2012 by C. Telfair (Shepherdstown, WV, United States)
  • 5

    The Sugar House: A Tess Monaghan Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (112)

    Laura Lippman won the Nero Wolfe Award for this powerful mystery. Former journalist turned P.I. Tess Monaghan thought she knew Baltimore like the back of her hand - but what she doesn't know just might kill her in this grim yet irresistible novel.

    Janet says: "One of Lippman's best"
    One of Lippman's best

    I adore this series and this might be my favorite. It is a perfectly woven mystery with layer upon layer. It unravels at a nice pace and kept me inter..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 14 2009 by Janet (Austin, TX, United States)
  • 6

    In a Strange City: Tess Monaghan Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (46)

    In a Strange City stars PI Tess Monaghan in a chilling thriller. When a murder occurs during the annual visit of a cloaked individual to Edgar Allan Poe's grave, Tess is drawn into unearthing a killer.

    R. Hill says: "a good book but poorly described on audible"
    a good book but poorly described on audible

    The Booklist review referring to the "second in the Tess Monaghan series" is not for this book but for "Charm City." I downloaded this from audible ho..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 16 2009 by R. Hill (Brooklyn, NY USA)
  • 7

    The Last Place

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
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    Laura Lippman has claimed all the major prizes in mystery writing and is a New York Times best-selling author. In this seventh novel from Lippman's acclaimed series, Baltimore investigator Tess Monaghan has her hands full with five murder cases that have gone cold. Each has a domestic violence angle, and the cases also share a disturbing connection - one that points to Tess herself.

    Amazon Customer says: "Very enjoyable"
    Very enjoyable

    My only problem with this book is that, unlike the others, you need to have read/heard the first one for it to make sence. That said, I think the narr..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2011 by Amazon Customer (Ellicott City, MD United States)
  • 8

    By a Spider's Thread

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Laurence Bouvard
    Overall
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    Performance
    (1)
    Story
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    Mark Rubin is devastated when his wife, Natalie, disappears, along with their three children. Tess is called in to track down his family. Mark seems to be a good man, but Tess can't help wondering - what made Natalie run? This is an insightful, intelligent thriller that explores the issues of love and the ties that bind families. It's also a tremendously compelling listen.

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  • 9

    No Good Deeds: A Tess Monaghan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    For 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. But it becomes all too tangible when her boyfriend brings home a young street kid who doesn't even realize he holds an important key to the man's death.

    Kitty says: "I don't know what it is..."
    I don't know what it is...

    I really enjoy this series. I finished this book in two days. I have been listening to these out of order, but there is no doubt in my mind that I wil..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 14 2013 by Kitty (Reno, NV)
  • 10

    Another Thing to Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    When 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 the company has been plagued by a series of disturbing incidents since its arrival on location in Baltimore: bad press, union threats, and small, costly on-set "accidents" that have wreaked havoc with its shooting schedule.

    Amazon Customer says: "I Enjoyed It"
    I Enjoyed It

    I'm not sure if I read the same book as the previous reviewer but I heard a really good mystery. There was nothing religous about it. Mayhem befalls a..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 10 2009 by Amazon Customer (Ellicott City, MD United States)
  • 11

    The Girl in the Green Raincoat: A Tess Monaghan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    In the third trimester of her pregnancy, Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan is under doctor's orders to remain immobile. Bored and restless, reduced to watching the world go by outside her window, she takes small comfort in the mundane events she observes... like the young woman in a green raincoat who walks her dog at the same time every day. Then one day the dog is running free and its owner is nowhere to be seen.

    Janet says: "I love Lippman and Emond is great!"
    I love Lippman and Emond is great!

    I am a huge Laura Lippman fan - I've listened to all her novels. This story follows a recurring character named Tess, a private detective. It is a Rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2011 by Janet (Austin, TX, United States)