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"The Accidental Detective"

A Sunday newspaper profile of Tess Monaghan, Baltimore's favorite private detective.

©2008 Laura Lippman; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Lippman shows herself to be a master of short fiction....read them fast, like a glutton, or slowly to savor each one. Either way, this is a treasure." (Library Journal)

"Lippman fans won't be disappointed with these small treasures." (Kirkus Reviews)

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  • Kenneth
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 02-09-09

Not a short story but merely a character profile

This "story" is really just a clever way for the author to give readers an overview of her character Monaghan, in the guise of a newspaper feature story. It is also a paean of praise for the City of Baltimore and its attractions. However, if you were looking for an exciting plot, this isn't it.

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A quick diversion

This was a nice story to listen to while I was driving across country. I would try another book by Laura Lippman.