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    • 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 454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 404

    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

    • Sunburn

    • A Novel
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 423

    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

    • 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 1,227
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 957
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 947

    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

    • 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 691
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 609

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cannot rate this highly enough!

    • By C. Vincent on 03-05-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • What the Dead Know

    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 971
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 499
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 497

    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

    • 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 526
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 387

    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

    • 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 416
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    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

    • And When She Was Good

    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 765
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 672
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 667

    Heloise considers it a blessing to be a person who seldom attracts attention. In her suburb, she's just a mom, the young widow with the forgettable job, who somehow never misses a soccer game. In the state capital, she's the redheaded lobbyist with a good cause and a mediocre track record. But in discreet hotel rooms throughout the area, she's the woman of your dreams - if you can afford the hourly fee. For more than a decade, Heloise believed she was safe, managing to keep up this rigidly compartmentalized life. But her secret life is under siege. One county over, another so-called suburban madam has been found dead in her car, an apparent suicide.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • And When She Was Bad...

    • By Carole T. on 08-18-12

    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 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    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

    • Every Secret Thing

    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 157

    Kicked out of a birthday party, 11-year-olds Alice and Ronnie walk home and encounter a baby left in a carriage. Their earnest desire to do a good deed ends tragically, however, and seven years later they are released from "kid prison" to start their lives anew.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't Make It

    • By Lauren on 01-15-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 268
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

    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

    • 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 462
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 285

    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

    • 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 273
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 227

    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

    • In Big Trouble

    • A Tess Monaghan Novel, Book 4
    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Deborah Hazlett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    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

    • 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 1,127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 443

    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

    • 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 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 188

    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

    • 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 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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 on 08-25-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Last Place

    • By: Laura Lippman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 241

    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

    • 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 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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

    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 5
    • 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

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