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The Tess Chronicles

Ropa Vieja, The Shoeshine Man's Regrets, and The Accidental Detective

by Laura Lippman


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Laura Lippman's beloved Baltimore private investigator, Tess Monaghan, has been featured in several short stories, including "Ropa Vieja", "The Shoeshine Man's Regrets", and "The Book Thing*". Another story, "The Every Day Housewife", provides the first look into the inner life of Tess's mother as a young newlywed in the 1970s. As a bonus, there is also a "profile" of Tess—bylined by former journalist Laura Lippman-—that appeared in the award-winning anthology, The Line-Up. Available singly or as a collection.

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William Morrow Paperbacks
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Laura Lippman (Author)

Since Laura Lippman's debut in 1997, she has been recognized as a distinctive voice in mystery fiction and named one of the "essential" crime writers of the last 100 years. Her books have won most of the major awards in her field and been translat...

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