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By Laura Lippman

New York Times bestselling writer Laura Lippman has been hailed as the best crime fiction writers in the United States at the present time, successful almost each significant award within the style. the writer of the drastically renowned sequence that includes Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan in addition to 3 significantly lauded stand-alone novels, Lippman now turns her cognizance to brief stories—and finds one other point of mastery.

Lippman units the various tales during this sterling anthology, Hardly Knew Her, in regularly occurring territory: her loved Baltimore, from downtown to its prosperous suburbs, the place winning businessmen visit stunning lengths to guard what they've got or ruthlessly extend their holdings, whereas disenchanted other halves locate murderous how you can break out their lives. yet Lippman can also be unafraid to travel—to New Orleans, to an unnamed southwestern urban, or even to Dublin, the backdrop for the deadly conflict of 2 not-so-innocents in a foreign country. Tess Monaghan is the following, in tales and a profile, aligning herself with a number of underdogs. And in her amazing, never-before-published novella, Scratch a Woman, Lippman takes us deep into the non-public global of a highly-priced name girl/madam and committed football mother, exploring the secret of what may possibly, in truth, be written within the blood.

Each of those creative stories is a gem—sometimes poignant, occasionally funny, consistently full of delightfully unanticipated twists and reversals. for those who haven't begun to learn Lippman, prepare to adventure the spellbinding strength of "one of latest such a lot entertaining storytellers, hailed for her willing mental insights and her compelling characterizations," (San Diego Union-Tribune), who has "invigorated the crime fiction area with shrewdpermanent, leading edge, and interesting paintings" (George Pelecanos). As for longtime devotees of her a number of award-winning novels, you will discover that you just hardly ever be aware of her.

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