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As a practiced reporter until her newspaper went to that great pressroom in the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan knows and loves every inch of her native Baltimore, even the parts being slobbered on by the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. It's a quirky city where baseball reigns, but lately homicide seems to be the second most popular local sport. Business tycoon "Wink" Wynkowski is trying to change all that by bringing pro basketball back to town, and everybody's rooting fro him — until a devastating, muckraking expose of his lurid past appears on the front page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light. It's a

surprise even to the Blight's editors, who thought they'd killed the piece. Instead, the piece killed Wink — who's found in his garage with the car running.

Now the Blight wants to nail the unknown computer hacker who planted the lethal story, and the assignment is right up the alley of a former newshound like Tess. But it doesn't take long for her to discover deeper, darker secrets, and to realize that this situation is really more about whacking than hacking. It's just murder in Baltimore these days — and Tess Monaghan herself might be next on the list.

As a practiced reporter until her newspaper went to that great pressroom in the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan knows and loves every inch of her native Baltimore, even the parts being slobbered on by the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. It's a quirky city where baseball reigns, but lately homicide seems to be the second most popular local sport. Business tycoon "Wink" Wynkowski is trying to change all that by bringing pro basketball back to town, and everybody's rooting for him — until a devastating, muckraking expose of his lurid past appears on the front page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light. It's a surprise even to the Blight's editors, who thought they'd killed the piece. Instead, the piece killed Wink — who's found in his garage with the car running.

Now the Blight wants to nail the unknown computer hacker who planted the lethal story, and the assignment is right up the alley of a former newshound like Tess. But it doesn't take long for her to discover deeper, darker secrets, and to realize that this situation is really more about whacking than hacking. It's just murder in Baltimore these days — and Tess Monaghan herself might be next on the list.

Synopsis:

Former reporter and Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan is hired by the "Baltimore Beacon-Light" to find the unknown hacker who sneaked a muck-raking story about local business tycoon "Wink" Wynkowski onto the front page, triggering his apparent suicide. But she soon realizes the full story deals with murder--and she may be next on the hit list.

About the Author

Laura Lippman grew up in Baltimore and returned to her hometown in 1989 to work as a journalist. After writing seven books while still a full-time reporter, she left the Baltimore Sunto focus on fiction. The author of multiple New York Timesbestsellers including What the Dead Knowand Life Sentences, she has won numerous awards for her work, including the Edgar, Quill, Anthony, Nero Wolfe, Agatha, Gumshoe, Shamus, Barry, and Macavity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380788767
Author:
Lippman, Laura
Publisher:
Avon
Author:
by Laura Lippman
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Women sleuths
Subject:
Baltimore (Md.)
Subject:
Monaghan, tess (fictitious character)
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Tess Monaghan Mysteries Paperback
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
19971001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.92x4.21x.87 in. .34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Former reporter and Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan is hired by the "Baltimore Beacon-Light" to find the unknown hacker who sneaked a muck-raking story about local business tycoon "Wink" Wynkowski onto the front page, triggering his apparent suicide. But she soon realizes the full story deals with murder--and she may be next on the hit list.
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