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    • Sunburn

    • A Novel
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 589
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 544

    They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he's also passing through. Yet she stays, and he stays - drawn to this mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Still, each holds something back from the other - dangerous, even lethal secrets. Then someone dies. Was it an accident or part of a plan? By now Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other's lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Mystery

    • By Jim N on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Charm City

    • Tess Monaghan, Book 2
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Deborah Hazlett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 535
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 396

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • On of my favorites

    • By BJG on 05-05-10

    Regular price: $18.17

    • After I'm Gone

    • A Novel
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 732
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 642
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 646

    Dead is dead. Missing is gone. When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette "Bambi" Gottschalk at a Valentine's Day dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative - if not all legal - businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July in 1976, Bambi's comfortable world implodes when Felix, facing prison, vanishes. Though Bambi has no idea where her husband - or his money - might be, she suspects one woman does: his devoted young mistress, Julie.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sisters are doing it for themselves...kinda

    • By Bookmarque on 03-26-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Baltimore Blues

    • Tess Monaghan, Book 1
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Deborah Hazlett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 973
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 964

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is a 'real time' mystery.

    • By Pamela on 04-17-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • What the Dead Know

    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 987
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 513

    Thirty years ago two sisters disappeared from a shopping mall. Their bodies were never found, and those familiar with the case have always been tortured by these questions: How do you kidnap two girls? Who or what could have lured the two sisters away from a busy mall on a Saturday afternoon without leaving behind a single clue or witness? Now a clearly disoriented woman involved in a rush-hour hit-and-run claims to be the younger of the long-gone Bethany sisters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it indeed!

    • By AmazonShoppingQueen on 04-14-07

    Regular price: $28.51

    • By a Spider's Thread

    • A Tess Monaghan Novel
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Mark Rubin's family is missing - and the police won't get involved because all the evidence indicates that his wife left willingly. So the successful Baltimore furrier turns to Tess Monaghan, hoping she can help him find his wife and three children. Tess doesn't quite know what to make of Rubin, who doles out vitally important information in grudging dribs and drabs. According to her client, he and his beautiful wife, Natalie, had a flawless, happy marriage. Yet one day, without any warning or explanation, Natalie gathered up their children and vanished.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so clever and unpredictable

    • By Carmelle on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • In Big Trouble

    • A Tess Monaghan Novel, Book 4
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Deborah Hazlett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tess on the Road

    • By Carole T. on 12-10-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Sugar House

    • A Tess Monaghan Mystery
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 290

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Don't Like the Narrator

    • By Carolyn L on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • In a Strange City

    • Tess Monaghan Mysteries
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 191

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a good book but poorly described on audible

    • By R. Hill on 06-16-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Butchers Hill

    • Tess Monaghan, Book 3
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Deborah Hazlett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 424
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Left me a bit uncomfortable

    • By Kathi on 07-20-17

    Regular price: $22.37

    • The Last Place

    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By BJG on 01-21-11

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Dear Penthouse Forum (A First Draft)

    • A Short Story from 'Hardly Knew Her'
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond, Francois Battiste
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In what appears at first to be typical Penthouse Forum fodder, a young man stranded at the airport meets a beautiful older businesswoman. But since this is a Laura Lippman story, nothing is quite what it seems.

    Regular price: $1.13

    • Wilde Lake

    • A Novel
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney, Nicole Poole
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 433

    Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected - and first female - state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her widower father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. It's not the kind of case that makes headlines, but peaceful Howard County doesn't see many homicides.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • My Least Favorite...

    • By Karen Stokes on 05-06-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • No Good Deeds

    • A Tess Monaghan Novel
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best yet of an excellent series!

    • By Mark Hancock on 08-25-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • To the Power of Three

    • A Novel
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O'Karma
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Lippman's brilliant and disturbing tale of three inseparable high school girlfriends in an affluent Baltimore suburb who share dark secrets literally until death, To the Power of Three is this "writing powerhouse" ( USA Today), who has "exploded the boundaries of the mystery genre to become one of the most significant social realists of our time" (Madison Smartt Bell) operating at the very top of her game.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narration ever.

    • By Wendy on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Girl in the Green Raincoat

    • A Tess Monaghan Novel
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Lippman and Emond is great!

    • By Janet Katz on 04-25-11

    Regular price: $18.24

    • The Most Dangerous Thing

    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 208

    Years ago, they were all the best of friends. But as time passed and circumstances changed, they grew apart, became adults with families of their own, and began to forget about the past—and the terrible lie they all shared. But now Gordon, the youngest and wildest of the five, has died and the others are thrown together for the first time in years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Listen

    • By C. Byrnes on 08-29-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • I'd Know You Anywhere

    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 452

    In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I found the reason compelling

    • By Susan on 08-22-10

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Another Thing to Fall

    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Enjoyed It

    • By BJG on 02-10-09

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Hush Hush

    • A Tess Monaghan Novel
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 233

    On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: She left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car while she sat nearby on the shores of the Patapsco River. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal insanity, although there was much skepticism about her mental state. Freed, she left the country, her husband, and her two surviving children, determined to start over.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just ok

    • By Judy on 03-06-15

    Regular price: $28.51

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